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Global Conversations

Global Conversation Process

In the Research phase, the Amplify program wants to get stories from everywhere – including places without regular internet access. So we've set up an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) prototype where people in India and Tanzania can use basic cell phones to share their stories with the online OpenIDEO community.

The Zero to Five challenge is introduced on TV and radio programs in Tanzania and India.
People call into IVR lines and are asked to share with a story from their lives.
Shared stories are translated and uploaded to the OpenIDEO website.
OpenIDEO contributors read these stories and comment on them.
Comments from OpenIDEO users are translated into Swahili or Hindi and recorded.
Callers in Tanzania and India get texts alerting them to comments on their story and can call in to listen.