Content Writeshop for Govinet Project

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Two days content writeshop was organized in ISTI, Kandy, Sri Lanka on 16th-17th of April for the Govinet Project. 19 people participated in the program. Participants were from CABI South Asia and Department of Agriculture, Sri Lanka. The objective of the program is to develop mobile messages for providing timely information on nutrition, to learn about mobile advisory and its effectiveness, to develop user friendly mobile content and to learn basic concept of mobile communication.

Altogether, there were 19 participants, including experts and facilitators. In the workshop aim and objectives of the project were highlighted. The session on country content framework was held which was focused towards addressing the key points to be considered to generate content and messages and the rationale for the selection of the crop and livestock as per the micronutrient component.

On second day, message and factsheets templates were discussed and evaluation of the workshop was done. The program ends up successfully. The Govinet project is funded by the DFID, which aims to facilitate fast transfer of technology to the farmers through mobile phones and to improve household nutrition through information about nutrient rich agri-produces and promoting dietary diversity.

mNutrition

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CABI-led consortium secures GSMA funding to aidp three million people access nutrition information using mobile technology. The consortium comprises CABI, BMJ, the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and Oxfam GB.

More than three million people in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia will be accessing vital nutrition and health information using mobile technology as part of a mNutrition project to help tackle malnutrition – a leading cause of child death worldwide. The GSMA Mobile for Development Foundation has appointed a CABI-led consortium as the global content provider to the mNutrition initiative – a UK Department for International Development (DFID) funded project that aims to improve the nutritional status of more than three million people. The initiative will tackle malnutrition and help beneficiaries to access nutrition-based agricultural and health information using mobile technology.