WFP improves capacity to monitor food security in Liberia via EMIS

In an effort to strengthen capacities of Liberian government counterparts, the World Food Programme conducted a five-day Mobile Data Collection training using Open Data Kit (ODK) for 20 central office staff of Ministry of Education (M&E and Education Management Information System units). Participants received information on tools and techniques to gather data for project outcomes using […]

Mobile message app for pregnant women launched in India

The National Health Mission in the Indian state of Haryana has launched a mobile messaging system to create awareness among pregnant women, parents and health workers on the importance of ante and post natal care, institutional delivery and immunisation. From the second trimester of pregnancy till the child is one-year-old, the application will deliver 72 […]

Rwanda: High Internet, SMS Costs Slow Rural Project

High Internet and SMS costs may slow rolling out Rwanda’s e-soko project, it is emerging. The e-soko or e-market is an electronic platform giving farmers, consumers and traders up-to-date market price information by SMS and Internet. However, when a team from Rwanda Development Board (RDB) staff and selected media houses visited Kicukiro market in Kigali […]

Ugandan exam results delivered by SMS

Yesterday results of some 513, 219 pupils who sat their Primary Leaving Examinations in 2009 were made known to the public. Over 10% were delivered, for the first time, by SMS. In December last year, the Uganda National Examinations Board announced that it had contracted a local company, SMS Media Uganda Ltd to distribute results […]

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