Andrew Dunnett
Andrew Dunnett was appointed Director of the Vodafone Foundation in September 2006. Andrew was previously an adviser to the Sustainable Development unit at the UK Department of Trade and Industry with specific responsibility for the CSR Academy, the lead initiative of the DTI’s CSR programme.

Andrew has fifteen years experience in corporate responsibility, community investment and public affairs, including advising organisations such as BTEC, the BBC, the Commission for Racial Equality and Thames Water. He also led a corporate community investment project in the City of London whilst Director of the St Ethelburga’s Foundation.

In addition to his work directing Vodafone’s foundation programme, Andrew is a Trustee of the M-Pesa Foundation (Kenya) and a Board member of the M-Health Alliance (USA).

Entries by Andrew Dunnett

Helping Restore Communications Following Natural Disasters

(0) Comments | Posted 29 April 2015 | (22:14)

From the two recent typhoons in the Philippines through to the cyclone in Vanuatu, the Instant Network team of volunteers, all Vodafone employees, have provided emergency support, helping to restore communications following natural disasters.

Travelling on a commercial flight with the Instant Network Mini, a portable mobile network in...

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The Social and Economic Role of Mobile

(0) Comments | Posted 1 October 2013 | (12:09)

Following the attack at Nairobi's Westgate Mall, 62 million Kenyan shillings (£444,000) was donated to the Kenyan Red Cross in just 48 hours via mobile. Safaricom set up a free text payment service on its M-Pesa platform, enabling Kenyans to quickly donate money to support those affected.


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Mobile Giving: Ringing the Changes

(0) Comments | Posted 27 March 2013 | (16:37)

Keys. Wallet. Phone. You don't leave home without them. Over the past few years, the mobile phone has become part of this exclusive group. Recent Ofcom stats showed there are 81.6 million mobile subscriptions in the UK and the average person sends 200 text and picture messages per month. With...

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How Mobile Phones Are Fighting Domestic Violence

(0) Comments | Posted 5 March 2013 | (13:56)

'There can be no peace, no progress, when women live under the fear of violence,' declared UN Women Secretary General Michelle Bachelet in a recent speech about violence to women.

Globally, one woman in every three will be raped or beaten in her lifetime. That's one billion women. This...

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Mobile: The Enabler

(0) Comments | Posted 7 December 2012 | (13:56)

Vodafone Foundations receive about 12,000 requests for the £40 million plus funding we allocate each year.

More and more of those requests are not just for our funding but also for help with access to technologists, aggregators, developers, apps, text giving or data philanthropy. Not a day goes by...

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