I'm a firm believer in 'bottom of the pyramid' economics. I'm also a firm believer in localised businesses for local markets. Whilst I don't wholly dismiss globalisation as an economic force, small or vulnerable economies can protect themselves by growing as much specialised internal market business as possible. And now we can help. Yay!
The internet is amazing because it can bring people together who can help each other, and can empower everyone in the process, reducing the power of govt to hide information or data from those who need it most- citizens. The work I do is to create opportunities for people to communicate online and on mobile phones, and hopefully feel they are more connected, and have more power than they did before!