Nasscom, Vodafone foundation launch 'Mobile for Good Awards'

| Updated: Jul 31, 2016 20:48 IST

New Delhi, July 31 (ANI): Vodafone Foundation announced launching of the sixth edition of its 'Mobile for Good Awards 2016' in partnership with Nasscom Foundation. The awards will recognize and support emerging and innovative mobile solutions from NGOs and for profit enterprises and government departments that facilitate community empowerment and can have a transformational impact on the society at large facilitating inclusive growth. The occasion witnessed chief guest Joint Secretary Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Sunil Sharma talking about social change by using the smallest of mobile devices. "Over the years Mobile for Good Awards has evolved as a platform to recognize social innovations through mobile and wireless technologies that have created impact in the critical areas of health, education, governance and agriculture," said Director Regulatory and External Affairs and CSR Vodafone India, P. Balaji. Innovative mobile driven solutions in four critical areas of health, education, agriculture and environment and women empowerment and inclusive development will be selected from both the categories. Apart from this, there will be separate category for innovative mobile solutions by government departments, the statement added. Vodafone Foundation will provide a total grant of Rs. 90 lakh to the winning Non-profits in addition to structured mentoring, monitoring and impact evaluation support from partner institutions, supporting them achieve larger impact. All winning projects will also be featured in the 'Social App Hub', a unique platform for social apps curated by Vodafone. Applicants from NGOs Social Enterprises and government organizations can submit their entries till September 15. (ANI)