Vodafone Mobiles for Good Programme 2012 : Nomination Open for all NGOs / NFPs for Mobile Projects Serving Communities in India. Closing Date of accepting application is March 31, 2012
If you aware that after the great success in 2011, Vodafone Foundation along with Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) announces the ‘Vodafone Mobiles for Good’ 2012 programme for the second time. ‘Vodafone Mobiles for Good’ programme is to motivate and encourage innovations in mobile content and services delivery benefiting communities. It is imperative that the innovative practice usually from the NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) / Not- for-profit organization / or educational institute in India with the motivation and purpose that the innovation would benefit the society and empower societal needs at large. The foundation is ready to recognize talents from voluntary and education sector to enable them to take their project to next level for scaling up and implementation, and also provide them with mentor guidance.
In 2011, there were 43 eligible nominations 10 mobile innovative practices and two NGOs were honoured as winners of Rupees 20,00,000 funding grant and also mentorship for one year. For this year 2012 Vodafone Mobiles for Good announces an aggregate amount of Rupees 40,00,000 for 4 best socially empowering mobiles initiatives.
The objective of the Vodafone Mobiles for Good programme includes:
a) To identify Mobile based initiatives in India driven, launched and practiced by not-for profit organisations and must be for creating social good and address societal issues.
b) To recognize best informative and communication practice through community concerned NGO practitioners which is empowering the masses at a large scale irrespective of their geographical situation and economic capacity;
c) To enable and empower ideas and initiatives which can make the society more equal and sustainable with equity by bridging information divides;
d) V o d a f o n e Mobiles for Good prize are for those who have outlined themselves to make information and communication – an access for all using mobile as primarily tool!
e) To encourage and nurture innovative mobile practices by NGOs to carry forward its impact to the next level.
The determined guidelines for nomination are:
a) Any NGO/NFP(Non Governmental Organisation/Not-for-Profit Organisation)having sound base on ground for more than 3 years working with focused communities in any part of India are eligible to apply.
b) The project / initiative must be on ground for at least one year.
c) NGO/NFP must be using mobile applications in innovative and sustainable way to deliver critical information and communication services to target communities and thereby ensuring sound impact to improve economic and life situations.
d) The innovative practice should reflect a practical approach and is currently running or if the work has been tested and well implemented;
e) The service delivery should have an accurate figure of beneficiaries’ details and other relevant details of place, methods and criteria and so on;
f) The nomination is open only to Indian entities.
Any NGO/NFP working in the said critical areas (or categories) using mobile devices (not limited to)
are eligible to apply:
o Business, Enterprise & Financial Inclusion
‘Vodafone Mobiles for Good’ programme Specifics 2012
•Four winners will be selected for the Vodafone Mobiles for Good programme 2012;
•The winners for the Vodafone Mobiles for Good programme will be awarded with an aggregate amount of Rs. 40,00,000 for their scaling up and sustainability of the ideas and innovations and a chance to collaborate for partnerships with stakeholders;
•Winners and shortlisted nominees will be provided an international platform for showcasing their innovative ideas in front of more than 500 participants including industry players, government, civil society and other stakeholders during the mBillionth South Asia
•International Conference & Award Ceremony on July 21, 2012 in New Delhi;
•Will receive exclusive media appearance in the leading business news tabloid – Mint Live, reaches to more than 200,000 subscribers in India;
•Appearance in an exclusive booklet in the Vodafone Mobiles for Good programme Booklet with extensive details of winning and shortlisted nominee organisations and biography of innovations;
•Will be provided exhibition stalls at mBillionth Award event under the ‘Mobile Innovation Haat’ area for projecting winning innovations and can be part of MAD community (Mobile App Developers) for strategic partnerships;
•Special announcement for the Vodafone Mobiles for Good programme winners at the
mBillionth Award South Asia 2012 platform on July 21, 2012 in New Delhi.
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