Mobiles x Mobilisation

A special event for mobile campaigners, activists, and changemakers

27 – 29 October, 2015 :: Berlin

Mobile technology is playing an ever-increasing role in campaigns, engagement, and activism around the world—creating countless opportunities and corresponding challenges.

Mobiles x Mobilisation “camp” convened a much-needed space for peers and practitioners at campaigning organisations around the world to connect, collaborate and sharpen skills.

We’ll close gaps in our mobile engagement strategies for social change, and we’ll invite inspiration from the front lines of mobile innovation—via industry leaders, trendsetters, and researchers.

 

News from Mobiles x Mobilisation

storify_300Check out our Mobiles x Mobilisation page on Storify to catch up on what happened. Participants also tweeted at #MobXBerlin.

In their Own Words

Highlights and insights from participants:

Blog posts, stories and other feedback from participants:

Outcomes

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iPhone at New York City vigil for Trayvon Martin. Photo by Timothy Krause/Flickr. CC 2.0.

  • Build towards a global community of practice for mobile campaigning
  • Identify opportunities for strategic collaboration and knowledge sharing between participating organisations and campaigns
  • Map out / surface strategies and technologies working in different contexts
  • Identify gaps in mobile capacity in terms of tools, tactics, and resources
  • Find inspiration from past and current mobile campaigns both for learnings and strategic enhancements
  • Brainstorm and potentially design prospective future campaigns, shared tools
  • Address digital security aspects of mobile campaigning, mobile use and dependency on mobile infrastructure, including state surveillance and “fallback” scenarios
  • Identify collaborative channels for ongoing collaboration and resource sharing

Sessions and Notes

Notes from Mobile X Berlin interactive plenary.

Notes from Mobile X Berlin interactive plenary.

Day 1: Interactive Plenary – Spectrogram (post-it note photos) Mobile X Mobilisation: What does Mobile and Mobilisation mean to you? 

Interactive Project Showcase – SpeedGeeking

Road Map for a successful SMS campaign with Missed Call technique

Road Map for a successful SMS campaign with Missed Call technique by Greenpeace India.

Break-Out Sessions

 

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Mobile risk assessment: what are the potential threats on your phone?

Day 2:  Morning Break-Out Sessions

Knowledge Farmer's Market: List of resources to build capacity in Mobile/ Mobilisation

Knowledge Farmer’s Market: List of resources to build capacity in Mobile/ Mobilisation

Knowledge Farmers Market

Afternoon Break-Out Sessions

Working sessions explored Peer-to-Peer, Low-tech and Prototyping SMS campaigns

Working sessions explored Peer-to-Peer, Low-tech and Prototyping SMS campaigns

More Afternoon Break-Out Sessions

Skill Share: Alex from FrontlineSMS shares his skills in SMS

Skill Share: Alex from FrontlineSMS shares his skills in SMS

Day 3: Campaign Design Jam

Small groups dove into mobile campaigns and concepts, giving feedback and digging deep to help make them a reality!

Participant Skill Share

What skill can one person teach in 30 min? One example was:

How to understand the difference between What’s App and SMS? – Alex from Frontline SMS How to use micro-tasking in your campaign? How to manage media relationships?

Afternoon Break-Out Sessions

Knowledge sharing and connecting across the NGO sector on Mobile

Knowledge sharing and connecting across the NGO sector on Mobile

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End of Day 3: Next steps and actions for Mobile X group!

Next Steps: Where To Go From Here

  • Mobile Campaigning Journey & Tools
  • Design and Test SMS user journey
  • Change/ Improve the Internal structure & process in your organization
  • Connecting Ushahidi with local movements in Turkey and Greece
  • Spreading digital security resources to Turkish speaking users
  • Local Campaign platforms
  • Video Mobilisation skype meeting
  • Alignment on how open-source mobile email CRM moves forward