Congo Calling was launched off the back of Bandi Mbubi’s thought-provoking TEDx talk given on the 20th April 2012. There was so much enthusiasm and interest in working towards fair trade phones, and supporting clean mineral campaigns. They demand fair trade food and fair trade clothes. The time has come to demand fair trade phones. On the 20th April 2012, Bandi Mbubi presented his talk at TEDxExeter – Congo Calling – to a standing ovation. This campaign is the manifestation of the very human momentum that built up in response to Bandi’s talk. A seed was sewn, an idea worth spreading.
Congo Calling's work to demand slavery-free phones is vital to the conscience of those of us who rely on these devices.