USAID is the first bilateral development agency to launch a dedicated Mobile Solutions team to help us do business better and expand opportunities for individuals, families and communities around the world. Read more >>
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The GSMA mWomen Programme asks ‘What if we designed smartphones with the needs of resource-poor women in mind?’ and encourages innovators around the world to design an Android Launcher to do just that.
Read the latest edition of USAID’s FrontLines to learn more about how the Agency is engaging youth around the world and how it is embracing mobile technology. Some highlights: Looking to young minds for new ideas to old development challenges is producing fresh solutions. Just ask the young woman who is helping save newborns in [...]
Kirsten Gagnaire is the Global Partnership Director of the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA). IDEA/Mobile Solutions is an office at USAID that champions the use of mobile technology for development issues. Mobile Solutions provides support to mobile technology initiatives implemented by USAID pillar bureaus, such as mAgriculture and mHealth. One of the most prominent [...]
This blog originally appeared on the Million Moms Challenge blog. As a mom, you’re likely to already understand the usefulness of a cell phone – from the convenience of your partner letting you know they’ll be late for dinner to the peace of mind that comes from ensuring your kids are safe and easy to find. Whereas [...]
As development practitioners, do we adequately understand our target beneficiaries before programs are implemented? Are we doing our ‘market research’ before investing resources, to best comprehend the wants and needs of those we intend to assist? Yes, but only to some extent. The development community has a variety of tools at its disposal, developed and [...]
September 9: Last Friday, The Christian Science Monitor published a story about one of USAID’s partners that is connecting mobile phone users with aid and relief workers in the Middle East. The article explains how text messaging is enabling development workers to learn what’s happening in the region and give out information on where people can [...]