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IMARK course on Mobile Services for development takes shape

June 30, 2014

Mobile applications (m-apps) in particular for agriculture and rural development, hold significant potential for advancing development, and could provide the most affordable ways for communities of people to  access information, markets, finance, and governance systems previously unavailable to them.

In response to this development within the industry, CTA, FAO and collaborating partners of the Information Management Resource Kit (IMARK) group organised an Expert Consultation on mobile services for development held at Reehorst Hotel, Ede – Wageningen. The main purpose was to devise a curriculum on Mobile Services for Development for organizations in developing countries with the necessary tools and methodologies required to maximise the potential of mobile technologies in making their work more effective.

The consultation brought together experts working in mobile for development and partnering with development agencies, donors, NGOs, communication networks, rural institutions and the academic community.The IMARK group makes e-learning resources freely available at www.imarkgroup.org