In recognition of International Women's Day, Camilla Nestor, Grameen Foundation senior vice president for global solutions, writes about the important role women play in transforming their communities, pointing to the work of female Community Knowledge Workers in Uganda and "trusted aunties" in Ghana.
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Hillary Miller-Wise, Grameen Foundation's regional CEO for Africa, discusses the new ICT Challenge initiative in Ghana. The foundation is partnering with Digital Green and Farm Radio International on a multimedia campaign to provide agricultural advice to farmers in five regions of Ghana.
Fast Company recognized Acumen as one of the world's most innovative nonprofits for 2015, citing the Lean Data Initiative done in partnership with Grameen Foundation and its Progress out of Poverty Index.
Digital strategist Alan Rosenblatt cites Grameen Foundation's programs as part of the growing impact of mobile tools in international development.
Grameen Foundation is one of eight organizations to receive funding from the 2015 India Innovation Grant Program that aims to accelerate and deepen financial inclusion in India.
Alex Counts discusses the findings of six new studies on microcredit and the broad range of financial services already being provided by microfinance institutions, beyond microloans.
The article discusses how mobile phones will be used to encourage participation in the Ebola vaccine trials and support healthcare workers.
Cisco's senior vice president for corporate affairs, Tae Yoo, says that we need to increase the availability and penetration of broadband services and develop more innovative mobile-based tools to bring about transformative change in developing countries. He points to Grameen Foundation's work in Uganda and the Philippines as examples of how partnerships can develop mobile tools.
CEO of NetHope, Lauren Woodman, calls on non-governmental organizations to focus more on creating environments in which technology for development can thrive. She points to Grameen Foundation's work in Uganda as an example
This article discusses the importance of community engagement in ensuring people participate in the Ebola vaccine trials.
In a guest blog, Debbie Dean, Grameen Foundation's director of financial services, discusses three ways to boost the use of mobile money among Nigerians.
The article cites Grameen Foundation's work to encourage participation in the Ebola vaccine trials via mobile phone.
Sharada Ramanathan, Grameen Foundation's senior program lead in Asia, discusses how we used human-centered design to create a new financial product for Grameen Financial Services Private, Ltd., a microfinance organization in India.
The article highlights Grameen Foundation's work with Qualcomm's Wireless Reach to incubate and develop, Ruma, an Indonesian social enterprise that provides mobile-based businesses for the poor.
This article on the 10th anniversary of High Water Women, a nonprofit that provides volunteer opportunities for women in the financial services, highlights the group's work with Grameen Foundation's Bankers without Borders volunteer initiative.