Anti-corruption project in competition at N2Y4 Mobile Challenge

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One of our colleagues here at TI has prepared an exciting project for the N2Y4 mobile challenge. In a nutshell, Mosomo-health is looking to make use of mobile phones to bring together information about health-related government spending and connect this data to local knowledge about whether or not funding reaches its intended destination and actually results in on-the-ground infrastructure and public health services.

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In the interest of brevity and to encourage you to head over to the netsquared site this is an extremely abbreviated description of the idea. If you like it thus far, please register (it’s non-profit and there won’t be any spam), go straight here to look at the detailed description of Mosomo-health, give it a star rating and perhaps an additional positive comment in the comments field. If we can create enough of a buzz, then maybe, just maybe, we’ll have a chance to reach the finals of the competition and mobilise some funding to pilot the project.

To get a sense of just how worthwhile this may be, check out the last challenge-winning project Ushahidi and on the contest site.

Thanks in advance for your help in spreading the word!

And while we’re at it, TI’s new twitter has just been named Nonprofit of the Week by Nonprofitorgs. Good reason to follow both.

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One Response to “Anti-corruption project in competition at N2Y4 Mobile Challenge”

  1. Http://www.horizonsmedia.com/?p=757 Says:

    Can I just say what a relief to find somebody that genuinely understands what they’re discussing on the web. You definitely know how to bring an issue to light and make it important. A lot more people have to read this and understand this side of the story. I can’t believe you aren’t more popular because you certainly have the gift.

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