Going Mobile: Five Steps to Achieving Scale, Impact, and Sustainability in Youth Programming

Souktel Inc.

From Asia to the Americas, mobile phone use is booming- especially among youth. But how-and when- will using mobiles in your youth workforce development projects contribute to your project's success? At the Workforce Development session "Going Mobile: Five Steps to Achieving Scale, Impact and Sustainability," at the 2014 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit, Jacob Korenblum, CEO and Co-Founder of Souktel Inc., outlines 5 easy ways to incorporate mobile and web applications into livelihoods project design, along with providing key steps for evaluating these tech-based interventions.

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Activism in a New Digial Landscape


2013 was the first year in history that digital media overtook TV as the primary global channel for media consumption. In this presentation, Kaiya Waddell and Chase Mohney of Facebook discuss how the rapid proliferation of mobile technology has been the driver for this change in media, resulting in the need for corresponding changes in successful marketing and organizing. Theywalk through the major components of these changes, with a focus on how to think about content creation and tools for impactful activism.

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Savings Group Formation Mobile Innovation

Freedom from Hunger

At the 2014 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit, Freedom from Hunger presents Increase Your Sales Mobile Guide which makes it possible for frontline workers with little or no literacy skills to deliver impactful business education sessions to group members in their communities.

Increase Your Sales Mobile Guide

Freedom from Hunger

At the 2014 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit, Freedom from Hunger presents Savings Group Formation Mobile Animations which makes it possible for frontline workers with little or no literacy skills to form strong, enduring savings groups.

Advancing Financial Inclusion of Youth Online Module

Freedom from Hunger

At the 2014 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit, Freedom from Hunger presents its online module for advancing financial inclusion of youth. It was designed to help staff of financial service providers and NGOs develop a strategy for offering youth financial services and financial education.

Digital Tools for Digital Livelihoods

Digital Opportunity Trust

Presenters from Digital Opportunity Trust explore how digital tools are being adopted and adapted by youth to pursue a variety of economic activities and provides lessons learned from the adoption of these tools. The session draws upon the real-time experiences of two young women who are currently participating in the delivery of Digital Opportunity Trust programs in different regions.

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Monitoring and Evaluation in the Development Sector


KPMG’s Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Survey polled more than 35 respondents from organizations responsible for over US$100 billion of global development expenditure. The survey reflects perspectives from M&E leaders on the current state, including approaches, resources, use of technology and major challenges facing a variety of funders and implementers.

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Using Mobile Data Capture for M&E in Malawi, Ethiopia, and Rwanda

John Snow, Inc. (JSI)

At the 2014 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit under the Monitoring & Evaluation session "Integrating Elecontronic Data Collection into M&E Practices," Megan Noel from John Snow, Inc. presents on the Supply Chains for Community Case Management and its experience in using two mobile data collection tools: Magpi and cStock. Magpi was used by the project to collect M&E data using smartphones while cStock was a routine logistics management information system designed by the project and used for M&E in Malawi.

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Scaling Financial Inclusion through Partnerships and Technology

MasterCard Worldwide, United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)

Digital inclusion is the new global reality. Advances in card- and phone-based technology, as well as the infrastructure to support it, means that a growing proportion of the world is transacting electronically. But does access to electronic payments lead to financial inclusion? What will it take to transform increased access to payment technology to increased utilization of a broader suite of financial services? How are the answers to these questions the same or different for youth?

The Data Behind Good Decision Making


Harnessing mobile and digital technologies present some of the greatest opportunities for youth financial inclusion. In this session "The Data Behind Good Decision Making," under the Financial Inclusion track, Peter Goldstein presented on survey data, qualitative information, and findings and insights from InterMedia’s eight-country Financial Inclusion Insights Program to help participants understand and use these game-changing technologies in their programs.