In the last month, CommCare was recognized by both the Vodafone India Foundation and USAID in Southeast Asia.
As part of their “Mobile for Good” program, Vodafone India Foundation recognizes organizations whose mobile solutions are helping communities mobilise and deliver social change in India. Launched in 2011 the awards aim to honour and recognise leading NGOs which have used technology to create new opportunities and experiences for mobile users across India.
This year, Vodafone awarded CommCare and Catholic Relief Services’ CommCare deployment in Uttar Pradesh, India, as the Mobile for Good winner in the health category. Catholic Relief Services is using CommCare in their reducing maternal and newborn deaths (ReMiND) project in Uttar Pradesh, which has benefited over 1.39 million women and children.
Dimagi India Field Manager Rashmi Jagdish, who accepted the award on behalf of Dimagi, said “It was an amazing feeling standing in front of all the other stellar organisations in the room and accepting the award on behalf of my awesome colleagues! The CRS ReMiND project has been a success due to the efforts of the folks at CRS and the Dimagi team and it’s great to have everyone’s hard work and effort recognised.”
Additionally, USAID missions in southeast Asia voted for Dimagi’s gender-based violence mobile app second place out of 10 in a regional USAID gender and innovation open house. The application was presented by USAID India, who awarded Dimagi and Indian partners RTI International and St. John’s Research Institute $500,000 to expand a CommCare pilot that’s helping health workers in Bangalore screen women for domestic violence.