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Join the Mobiles for Youth Workforce Development Twitter Chat on Scale – Today!

By Wayan Vota on May 7, 2013

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The Mobiles for Youth Workforce Development (mYWD) Working Group, an initiative of the mEducation Alliance in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation and USAID, invites you to a special Twitter Chat on how to scale mobile technology interventions that can increase access to employment for young people and provide them with opportunities to develop their workforce skills. We will use the #mYWD hashtag.

“Scale” is a word that you hear almost every day in the development world, but what does it really takes to scale a program? How do you go from a successful pilot to operating at scale? How do you scale mobile-based interventions or use mobiles as a mechanism to help scale other programs? Must quality be sacrificed for quantity?

And how can we scale mobile youth workforce development programs? What are the better practices or the worst? What works and doesn’t? Who is scaling these interventions and where? What can we learn from them?

Twitter ChatPlease join Linda Raftree and Wayan Vota for a lively discussion around scale and sustainability in mobile youth workforce development:

Scale in Mobile Youth Workforce Development
May 7, 2013
9am – 10:30am EDT
Use #mYWD Hashtag

Key Discussion Questions

  1. What do we mean by “scale”?
  2. What does scale look like for mYWD programs?
  3. What conditions are necessary to reach scale in mYWD programs?
  4. What are the challenges to reaching scale in mYWD programs?
  5. What promising practices exist for scaling mYWD programs?

The results of this Twitter Chat will be featured in the scale and sustainability discussion thread on the mYWD working group and feed into the Scale and Sustainability in Mobile Technologies in-person event on May 8th in Washington, DC.

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Wayan Vota co-founded ICTworks and is the Digital Health Director at IntraHealth International. He also co-founded Technology Salon, MERL Tech, ICTforAg, ICT4Djobs, ICT4Drinks, JadedAid, Kurante, OLPC News and a few other things. Opinions expressed here are his own and do not reflect the position of IntraHealth International or other ICTWorks sponsors.
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