The last M4D conference in Washington DC was a great success; 150 participants had the opportunity to listen to very interesting talks and discussions.
The first speaker took us a few years back and shared with us what he anticipated 10 years ago about where mobile for development would be today… we sure made a lot of progress, but many things did not happen.
Other speakers discussed the necessity for the development community to partner with software companies and use existing products with a license agreement or open software rather than developing their own software. Indeed if they create tailored software, then the scalability and deployment over several countries cannot be achieved.
Et4d also had the opportunity to present its new software teaching reading in mother tongue using html5 technology: MoToLi (Mother Tongue Literacy). There were so many enthusiastic visitors that I ran out of business cards.
Antony Bloom from USAID confirmed that the All Children Reading Challenge was to be announced shortly, and Et4d is looking forward to participate and open to partnership.