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Magpi Awards 3rd Place: Pact Using Magpi for Women’s Livelihoods in Burma

Joel Selanikio ON 02 December 2013

As promised three weeks ago when we first announced the winners of the 1st annual Magpi Case Study Contest, we wanted to provide our users with a lot more detail on these extraordinary uses of mobile technology.  Last week, we discussed the work of Ariella Bock at JSI, whose team is fighting malnutrition in Liberia as part of the LAUNCH project. This week, we’d like to talk about the use of Magpi by Kathryn Weber and her team and Pact in Myanmar (Burma).     From her winning entry: In Myanmar, Pact began a Coca…


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Magpi Awards 2nd Place: JSI Reducing Malnutrition in Liberia

Joel Selanikio ON 25 November 2013

As promised two weeks ago when we first announced the winners of the 1st annual Magpi Case Study Contest, we wanted to provide our users with a lot more detail on these extraordinary uses of mobile technology.  Last week, we discussed Amanda Epting of Pact, whose team is working in DRC to track conflict minerals. This week we’d like to highlight the work of Ariella Bock at JSI, whose team is fighting malnutrition in Liberia as part of the LAUNCH project.     From her winning entry: The Liberian Agricultural Upgrading, Nutrition and…


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Magpi Awards 1st Place: Pact Fights Child Labor in DRC Mines

Joel Selanikio ON 18 November 2013

As promised last week, we want to dig into each of the three winning entries in our 1st annual Magpi Case Study Contest.  We’re starting today with first place winner Amanda Epting, of Pact, whose team is working in DRC to track conflict minerals, and also to learn more about the causes and circumstances of child labor in mines. Amanda’s team was able to save time, money — and get more data than expected! — by using the FREE, basic version of Magpi.       From her winning entry:…


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2013 Magpi Case Study Contest Winners!

Joel Selanikio ON 15 November 2013

Well, the results are in for the first annual Magpi Case Study contest, and all of us at DataDyne are amazed by the quality of the entries. People are using Magpi to collect data for health, for conservation, for child labor, for prison studies — even for natural gas rig inspections! Our judges,  Patty Mechael, Executive Director of the mHealth Alliance at United Nations Foundation. Nick Martin, Director at TechChange, and Mojca Cargo, Program Coordinator at GSMA Mobile for Development, had their work cut out for them, but narrowed it down to these three…