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Andrew Dunnett

Director, Vodafone Foundation

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).

Technology Transforms Education for Young Refugees

When World Refugee Day was first introduced by the United Nations in 2000, it was a rare opportunity to raise awareness of the huge challenges facing refugees fleeing from violence, food insecurity and drought - a much needed opportunity to encourage the media to shine a light on the human stories behind the statistics.
20/06/2016 15:57 BST

The Social and Economic Role of Mobile

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.
03/10/2013 15:18 BST

Mobile Giving: Ringing the Changes

Text giving has a bright future, but it is not the only option. Increasing smartphone penetration will enable the creation of further data solutions. What these are is not yet clear and the full opportunity for mobile and digital solutions in giving needs to be assessed.
29/03/2013 10:52 GMT

How Mobile Phones Are Fighting Domestic Violence

In the UK - where, unbeknown to many, two women die every week as a result of domestic violence - high smartphone and tablet penetration has enabled digital media to be used effectively in raising awareness.
05/03/2013 09:56 GMT

Mobile: The Enabler

For the Foundation, the enabling bit began with both the smartphone revolution and the wider penetration of mobiles in to developing economies. Before then, enabling meant providing emergency telecoms in a disaster situation.
07/12/2012 15:08 GMT