Vodafone Foundation Launches MOBILE FOR GOOD AWARDS 2015

Recently Vodafone has launched the fifth edition of their flagship initiative MOBILE FOR GOOD AWARDS 2015 in partnership with NASSCOM foundation on Mumbai, June 25 2015. We are from the few media who got invite for this event. The Awards recognise and support emerging talent and innovative mobile solutions from NGOs and ‘For profit’ enterprises that facilitate community empowerment and inclusive growth.

Chief Guest Mr. Ishmeet Singh, Business Head, Mumbai circle, Vodafone, Mr. Shrikant Sinha, CEO, NASSCOM Foundation, Ms. Madhu Sirohi, Head, Vodafone Foundation, India, Mr. Ishmeet Singh, Business Head, Mumbai circle, Vodafone and Mr. Sumeet Srivastav, Ex-CEO Monsanto have addressed the media. This 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. 

This year, there will also be a special award for a Government led solution for achievement in the NPO category. So Vodafone is also taking an initiative with government official for social development by integrating smartphone application empowering user for taking action about it.

Vodafone Foundation will provide a grant of INR 1.2 million to five winning NGOs/NPOs in addition to structured mentoring, monitoring and impact evaluation support from partner institutions, incubators etc. for them to achieve a larger impact. All winning projects will also be featured in the soon-to-launch, first of its kind – ‘Social Apps Marketplace’ by Vodafone. They are accepting organizations applications at URL: www.vodafone.in/mobileforgood until 31 July 2015

Here are some official’s word about this MOBILE FOR GOOD AWARD 2015:

P Balaji, Director- Regulatory & External Affairs, Vodafone India

“This year, ‘the Mobile for Good Awards’ a marquee proposition from Vodafone Foundation, enters fifth year of its successful social initiative to recognize innovative mobile solutions in the country. Our mission, in line with the government’s vision of Digital India, is to build a platform for these innovators, recognize them and support them further for scalability and sustainability through funding and mentorship. This year with a new partnership with NASSCOM Social Innovation Forum, we intend to reach out to the mobile innovations across India and provide them with the necessary help for a greater impact.”

Shrikant Sinha, CEO, NASSCOM Foundation

“We are glad to collaborate with Vodafone Foundation to enable the most powerful tool in people’s hands today, help improve their lives” He further added, “We are hopeful that Mobile for Good will act as a catalyst to bring forward break through innovations in mobile technology from across the country and these innovations will help integrate social objectives with technology to fuel social development in India.”

So taking it to media level it’s our duty to inform you about this. If you have qualified this award do apply for this award. This will provide you to get good finance and mentoring for faster social development and improve all over the society.

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