Ken Banks

Founder, kiwanja.net and FrontlineSMS

"In an increasingly connected World, decisions made on one side of the planet can often have far-reaching consequences on the other - decisions on everything from international agricultural policy through to foreign aid, the arms trade or the war on terror. Using the power of the mobile phone and Internet to cut through political and cultural barriers, citizens affected by these decisions - for good or for bad - can be given the chance to have their own say on many of the far-flung decisions which affect their lives. "Give Your Vote" is an incredibly simple yet powerful concept, and one which seems increasingly relevant in the interconnected world we find ourselves living in today".