Flowminder has won the 'Mobile in Emergency or Humanitarian Situations' Global Mobile Award at the Mobile World Congress 2016. The joint application, submitted by Flowminder, Ncell and TeliaSonera, represented months of groundbreaking advances made in the aftermath of the Nepal earthquake 2015.
The prize recognises the excellence of Flowminder's response following the Nepal 2015 earthquake, and the value of the foundation's in-depth population displacement analyses. A number of key advances, including unprecedented speed in establishing a full operational presence and distributing reports within days of the disaster, contributed to the strength of the application. As a result, Flowminder was successful against competing nominations Ericsson/WFP, Ufone and Direct Relief.
Dr. Linus Bengtsson and Dr. Erik Wetter (Flowminder Executive Director and Chairman respectively), and Mr. Rajesh Lal Nyachhyon (IT Manager from Ncell Private Limited) were on hand at the ceremony in Barcelona to collect the award. The event drew together hundreds of industry specialists over several days, taking place during the Mobile World Congress 2016. You can find additional resources relating to the event below:
“A brilliant example of how the application of big data analysis to mobile technologies can be used to accelerate emergency aid, and provide intelligence to help prepare for future disasters.” - Judges' comments.
"Our congratulations to all of the winners and nominees of the GSMA’s Glomo Awards this week of Mobile World Congress," said Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA. "In what was a remarkably wide field of more than 930 entrants, narrowed to 170 nominees, it is truly an outstanding achievement to have been selected by our esteemed judging panels. We thank all of our entrants, judges, sponsors and partners for supporting the 21st Glomo Awards.”