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USAID RDMA Director Michael Yates presents awards to the winner and finalists of the Mobiles for Development Forum Asia 2015 in
January 21, 2015

BANGKOK, January 21, 2015 – An innovative mobile healthcare application that connects rural patients to doctors has won this year’s U.S. Agency for International Development/Regional Development Mission for Asia’s (USAID RDMA) Mobiles for Development (M4D) Award. The contest, now in its second year, recognizes mobile services in Southeast Asia that have the potential to improve development outcomes in climate change, food security, health, governance, biodiversity or fisheries.

The winner, mPower Social Enterprise from Bangladesh, plans to expand its Amader Daktar (or “Doctor in a Tab,” referring to remote medical consultations provided over a tablet device) service into Myanmar in partnership with mobile network operator, Telenor, in order to reach rural populations with basic medical care. The service currently has 200 locations in Bangladesh and has served over 1,200 clients to date.

November 13, 2014

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Connecting the Mekong through Education and Training is a five-year project that enables teachers to better prepare youth for employment in the Lower Mekong countries of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam though the use of innovative training approaches.

November 13, 2014

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Connecting the Mekong through Education and Training is a five-year project that enables teachers to better prepare youth for employment in the Lower Mekong countries of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam though the use of innovative training approaches.

November 13, 2014

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Connecting the Mekong through Education and Training is a five-year project that enables teachers to better prepare youth for employment in the Lower Mekong countries of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam though the use of innovative training approaches.

November 12, 2014

USAID brings decades of experience integrating gender into programming, including metrics that have built the case for stronger development outcomes. USAID also has a track record of investing in women in the broadest sense, and a deep and diverse network among development partners, investors and social enterprises. USAID is uniquely positioned to lead the way in developing a joint roadmap to build the gender lens investing field through recognition of the numerous ecosystem partners, and ensuring the rigor of evidence connecting a gender lens investing approach to positive financial and social development returns.

November 12, 2014

USAID brings decades of experience integrating gender into programming, including metrics that have built the case for stronger development outcomes. USAID also has a track record of investing in women in the broadest sense, and a deep and diverse network among development partners, investors and social enterprises. USAID is uniquely positioned to lead the way in developing a joint roadmap to build the gender lens investing field through recognition of the numerous ecosystem partners, and ensuring the rigor of evidence connecting a gender lens investing approach to positive financial and social development returns.

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