The 2013 Mobiles for Education (mEducation) Alliance International Symposium

The 3rd Annual mEducation Alliance Symposium: Commit Fair for Project Scaling will bring together leading donors, private sector representatives, NGOs, researchers, project innovators, and other key policymakers engaged in the field of mobile technologies[1] and education to leverage current commitments to improve and scale carefully chosen projects from the field. Projects selected for the event will benefit from exposure to potential donors and investors, business and technology partners, and from high visibility with NGOs, policymakers, and the press.

The action-oriented Commit Fair design will enable participants to meet potential collaborators and partners with whom they can significantly strengthen and scale promising mEducation opportunities, projects, and initiatives. This unique environment will enable participants to engage with their counterparts, mEducation Alliance members, and leading technical experts and thought leaders. Whether discussing mobile-based technology-supported interventions for improving literacy and numeracy, strengthening youth and workforce activities, and/or scaling mEducation interventions for marginalized and/or hard-to reach-learners, each Commit Fair session will explore ways to improve outcomes and impact of mobile-based education interventions through informed project-building strategies and collaboration.

About the mEducation Alliance

The Mobiles for Education (mEducation) Allianceis an international collaborative effort between bilateral and multilateral donors, NGOs, foundations, private sector partners, academic researchers, and implementing organizations. Our collective agenda is to explore cutting-edge intersections between mobile technologies for education, particularly in low-resource and developing country contexts, to reduce duplicative efforts, promote collective knowledge-sharing, and identify and support efforts to scale promising interventions. The increasing ubiquity and lowering costs of mobile technologies provides extremely valuable opportunities for improving quality education in developing countries.

For more information, please see the Call for Proposals or the Symposium Event page. The deadline for proposal submissions is July 22, 2013.


[1]The mEducation Alliance embraces a broad definition of mobile devices including, but not limited to, phones, e-Readers, tablets, flash memory, micro projectors, and audio/video devices.

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