New Delhi, December 6 2015: Vodafone Foundation in partnership with NASSCOM Foundation has announced the winners for this year’s edition of the ‘Mobile for Good Awards’ that supports ideas and concepts that effectively and efficiently empower communities and change lives..
This year, 12 winning innovations were recognised across two categories, ‘Leading Change Maker – Not For Profit and 'For Profit’.
Innovative mobile driven solutions in four critical areas of Health, Education, Agriculture & Environment and Women Empowerment & Inclusive Development were selected from both the categories. This year, a special award was also given to the best Government led innovative mobile solution.
The five winning NPOs, were also awarded Rs 1.2 million each and will be mentored by the best in the industry to expand and upscale their capacity, improve project monitoring and enhance impact evaluation of their projects.
This year, The Mobile for Good Awards were powered by NASSCOM Foundation through its Technology for Good Platform - NASSCOM Social Innovation Forum (NSIF). Through this first time partnership, the organisations in a remarkable collaborative effort were able to garner great of amount of national awareness.
Says P Balaji, Director - Regulatory & External Affairs, Vodafone India: , “The Mobile for Good Awards programme is designed to recognise and support emerging talent and innovative mobile solutions from NGOs and ‘For profit’ enterprises that facilitate community empowerment and inclusive growth. This year, Vodafone Foundation received 245 entries for the Mobile for Good Awards, of which 27 were shortlisted for the final round. Among these, 12 winning NGOs and For Profit organizations with innovative mobile solution ideas in the areas of Health, Education, Agriculture & Environment, Women Empowerment & Inclusive Development and Government Solutions were recognised. The partnership with NASSCOM Foundation is aligned to this vision and we are delighted to have been able to collaborate with them this year. Together, we have successfully identified more mobile innovations and innovators from across the country. The Social Apps Hub, which will launch in January 2016, will help us continue on this journey.”
Find full list of winners here