3 Mobile Tools Changing NGOs Interaction with Beneficiary Communities


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By Carine Umuhumuza

Somalilandsun- The rise of mobile technology has allowed aid to expand its reach to the world’s poorest populations. More than 6 billion people have gained access to cellphones in the past 25 years, but what does this mean for international organizations looking to impact individuals at the last mile?

Devex spoke with several development communicators to find out which mobile tools are making communication between implementers and the communities they serve more efficient, transparent and operational.

If your organization wants to work even closer with the communities you serve Here are three tools you should know about.

Carine UmuhumuzaThe author Carine is the senior digital communications associate for Devex. In this role, she leads online and digital engagement for Devex and interacts daily with Devex members via social media.

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