Thursday, October 16, 2008

USAID 2008 Development 2.0 Challenge

USAID is proud to announce the launch of the 2008 USAID Development 2.0 Challenge.
Brought to you by the Global Development Commons.

Mobile technology, including everything from inventive applications for smart phones to simple text messaging, is increasingly ubiquitous in the developing world. USAID challenges you to
explore its potential through an innovation for maximum development impact in areas such as health, banking, education, agricultural trade, or other pressing development issues.

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. Government agency that delivers economic and humanitarian assistance worldwide on behalf of the American people, is sponsoring a challenge to find the best in mobile innovations for good. Through a NetSquared community vote, fifteen finalists will be chosen. A panel of judges, selected by USAID, will then select the winners. The first place winner will receive a grant of $10,000, the two runner-ups will receive grants of $5,000 each. All three winners will have the opportunity to present their ideas to senior USAID officials, experts, and the public in WashingtonD.C.

Interested in finding out more? View complete Challenge details at 2008 USAID Development 2.0 Challenge. Be sure to read the Rules and Guidelines. For further questions, please email:

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