Vodafone partners Nasscom to launch Mobile for Good awards

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Kochi: Vodafone Foundation today launched the sixth edition of their flagship initiative ‘Mobile for Good Awards 2016’, in partnership with NASSCOM Foundation, through the NASSCOM Social Innovation Forum. The Awards recognise and support emerging and innovative mobile solutions from NGOs and ‘For profit’ enterprises and government departments that facilitate community empowerment and can have a transformational impact on the society at large facilitating inclusive growth.

Launching the programme, Sunil Sharma, Joint Secretary, Health & Family Welfare, Government of India talked about how large social change can be brought about using the smallest of the mobile devices.

P Balaji, Director- Regulatory & External Affairs & CSR, Vodafone India, said, “Over the years Mobile for Good Awards has evolved as a platform to recognise social innovations through mobile and wireless technologies that have created impact in the critical areas of health, education, governance and agriculture. The Awards have supported emerging new talent in developing ideas that are helping make the Digital India dream come true. Vodafone Foundation is proud to announce the 6th edition of The Mobile for Good Awards in association with NASSCOM Foundation. Last year the Mobile for Good Awards received 245 nominations. I am confident this year too we will discover many more inspiring stories of how mobile technology is transforming communities across India.”

This year, 11 winning innovations will be recognised across two categories – ‘Leading Change Maker – NPO’ and ‘Leading Change Maker – For Profit’. Innovative mobile driven solutions in four critical areas of Health, Education, Agriculture & Environment and Women Empowerment & Inclusive Development will be selected from both the categories. Apart from this, there will be separate category for innovative mobile solutions by government departments.

Vodafone Foundation will provide a total grant of INR 9 million to the winning non-profits in addition to structured mentoring, monitoring and impact evaluation support from partner institutions, supporting them achieve larger impact. All winning projects will also be featured in the ‘Social App Hub’, a unique platform for social apps curated by Vodafone. The Social App Hub is a platform which brings together mobile solutions for social impact to further strengthen delivery of mobile technology.

Kerala IT News

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