Technology, Design and Social Enterprise Awards
FrontlineSMS has been widely recognized by the non-profit and mobile industries, picking up a number of major awards:
2007: Short listed in the Mobile Messaging Awards
2007: Named WSIS ICT Success Story of the Month for its use in monitoring the 2007 Nigerian elections
2008: Finalist in the 2008 Stockholm Challenge [PDF]
2009: Won the prestigious Silicon Valley Tech Award
2011: Runner up in the Buckminster Fuller Sustainable Design Award
2011: Won the Curry Stone Design Award for social design
As well as gaining recognition from the design, technology and social enterprise community, FrontlineSMS has also been included in prominent publications and research. For a more comprehensive list of of the publications that feature FrontlineSMS, see Publications.
Ken Banks, FrontlineSMS Founder
Ken is widely recognized as a thought-leader in the application of mobile technology for social good and has received a number of awards and acknowledgments, as shown below. To learn more about Ken visit our team page.
2006-2007: Visting Fellow on the Reuters Digital Vision Program at Stanford University
2008: Named Pop!Tech Social Innovation Fellow
2009: Named Laureate of the Tech Awards, an international awards program that honors innovators from around the world who are applying technology to benefit humanity
2010: Named a National Geographic Emerging Explorer, a program that recognizes and supports gifted and inspiring explorers who are already making a difference early in their careers. Since this award Ken and FrontlineSMS have been running a regular National Geographic blog series, called Mobile Message.
2011: Named an Ashoka Fellow
2011: Won the Pizzigati Prize for software in the public interest.