At an event hosted at Vodafone, GSMA released The State of Mobile Data for Social Good Report, a collaboration between UN Global Pulse, an innovation initiative of the United Nations, and the GSMA. Mobile network data (mobile big data) holds great promise as a transformative resource for social good.
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Benetech, the leading software for social good nonprofit, today announced a partnership with United Ways of California and United Way Bay Area to design a data system that allows for more accurate, timely, and cost-effective use of health and human services resource directory data. The partnership paves the way for greater access to health and human services data for Bay Area residents as well as a replicable model for deployment across California, the United States, and other service sectors.
The Vodafone Americas Foundation today announced the winners of its ninth annual Wireless Innovation Project (WIP), a competition for potential life-changing connected innovations addressing critical issues facing the world today. The $300,000 first place prize was awarded to PathVis. The second place prize of $200,000 was awarded to WIPER, and the third place prize of $100,000 was awarded to DreamSave.
For Nithya Ramanathan, founding a non-profit but running it like a tech company was a means to do the most good possible and finding a little redemption along the way.
Vodafone Americas Foundation™ Seeks Latest Connected Innovations to Enter the Ninth Annual Wireless Innovation Project Awards
Annual program, which has helped scale life-changing innovations including vaccine monitoring and mobile microscopes and more, to award $600,000 in prize money to new, promising solutions.
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The Potential for Mobile Data to Impact Social Good
In June, a collaboration between UN Global Pulse, the United Nations, and the GSMA released The State of Mobile Data for Social Good report which looks at how mobile big data can be an incredible resource in driving social good efforts around the world.
The report was produced with the support of Vodafone Americas Foundation and the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), and released at an event at the Vodafone offices in New York. During the event, a panel of experts representing the mobile data for good ecosystem—MNOs, UN, donors, data scientists— explored what opportunities mobile has opened, the challenges the field is facing, and what actions should be taken in order to improve the outcome of mobile data for global development. More
Join Us: Women and Girls Speak Up and Stay Safe: Media and Mobiles Event
Digital technology and social media have given people all over the world ways to make their voices heard, and they’ve also sparked countless meaningful conversations and interactions. However, these platforms, although well intended, do not always lead positive communication. They have unfortunately opened the door for cyberbullying and online harassment, especially targeted at women and girls.
On Tuesday, June 6th, we will host a panel with Internews, in partnership with Technology Salon NYC, to explore the safety and security of women on media platforms. More
Supporting Social Innovation Through Employee Engagement
At the Vodafone Americas Foundation, we bring people together from all sectors to address some of the world’s most pressing social issues. We also know that sometimes the biggest change starts right at home, with our own workforce. As times change, so too do the opportunities for employee engagement. Just a few years ago, employee engagement might refer to volunteering at a local food pantry, or an after-hours mentoring agency. Increasingly, however, the workforce is becoming more diverse, more technologically connected, and more interested in helping their communities in novel and creative ways. More