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News : ‘GPower’ Receives Vodafone Foundation’s Mobile for Good 2015 Award
Bangalore, India Mar. 8, 2016 – GPower, a digital solution jointly developed by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) with the Child in Need Institute (CINI), has received the Vodafone Foundation ‘Mobile for Good’ 2015 award in India for women empowerment and inclusive development. ‘Mobile for Good’ awards is an initiative of the Vodafone Foundation in India and supports emerging mobile solutions that have a transformational impact on society.
GPower – short for girl power – focuses on enabling underprivileged girls make a healthy transition from childhood to a productive adulthood by addressing key issues such as school drop-out, early marriage and trafficking. The mobile-based GPower digital solution helps bridge some key problems of implementation faced by national development programs targeted at the girl child, such as lack of convergence of program implementation at the beneficiary level, inefficient use of funds and human resources, and absence of uniform strategy guiding the welfare programs.
"Mobile technology helps bridge the gap in gender equality and inclusion in society and mobilises social change. This was the guideline for the award category women empowerment and inclusive development under the Vodafone Foundation Mobile for Good awards, the GPower project is a worthy winner for its focus on addressing social welfare program implementation challenges concerning the girl child in India. I am sure CINI will continue to scale up their initiatives and inspire others to address similar social issues," said P. Balaji, Director – Regulatory, External Affairs & CSR, Vodafone India Ltd. and spokesperson for the Vodafone Foundation in India.
"Accenture is committed to supporting women and communities where our people live and work, and believe that innovation and technology can play an important role. With GPower, we are demonstrating how innovative use of mobile, analytics and cloud technologies can make a significant difference to improve lives and create positive change. It is a strong testimonial on the power of using technology for good," said Sanjay Podder, Managing Director, Accenture Labs, Bangalore.
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Published: Thursday, March 10, 2016