Mobile telecoms

Cellphones are ubiquitous, even in poor or informal areas. Yet their application to community safety has arguably delivered below their potential, and many initiatives launched with fanfare have underwhelmed. The Lab conducted a scan of high potential applications, looking both at stand-alone opportunities and the role of technology to enable and broaden access to other safety initiatives

This research was jointly conducted with Statt, a global crime and conflict consultancy. The resulting insights gave rise directly to our iSafety initiative, as well as informing our work more broadly.