February 15, 2010 – Seattle and Toronto. Today, Institute of Mobile Technologies announced it has been selected by Grameen Foundation, an international NGO as the consultant to design and launch of technology platform for Community Knowledge Worker (CKW) in Uganda.
The CKW program is a cross country network of information intermediaries in Uganda. Based at the grassroots, these intermediaries use mobile technology to deliver agricultural information both to and from the smallholder farmers. Grameen and IMT hope such a network of Community Knowledge Workers will revolutionize agricultural extension in the country, increasing yields, reducing losses, and increasing incomes of poor, smallholder farmers. Program is supported with a grant by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and partnership of Google.
The program which is designed on Android platform is scheduled to launch on May 2011 and will be implemented in all regions in the country. For more information on program visit its website http://ckw.applab.org
About Grameen Foundation
Grameen Foundation, a nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, DC with an office in Seattle, Washington, was founded in 1997 by friends of Grameen Bank to help microfinance practitioners and spread the Grameen philosophy worldwide. Grameen is a leader in the fight against poverty in Sub Saharan Africa, Asia, Middle East/North Africa, and the Americas. Grameen’s cutting-edge programs and resources have helped millions of poor people, mostly women and children, improve their lives.
About the Institute of Mobile Technologies
The Institute of Mobile Technologies is a leading consulting and educational institute in mobile technologies. It offers a decade of business and technical expertise exclusively in mobile application and development to the organizations and businesses which are incorporating mobile technologies into their services and products. For more information contact info[at]iimt[.]ca.