USADF, as part of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), has provided grant funding for the development this business solutions mobile platform called M-Ablodé.
M-Ablodé, developed by EDEL Technology Consulting, is a micro working platform that will enable individuals and businesses to coordinate the use of human intelligence to perform tasks that computers are unable to.
In a press release, EDEL Technology Consulting noted the African continent’s labour force will be near 1 billion strong by 2040 making it the largest in the world per the research from the McKinsey Global Institute.
By their estimations, mobile subscriptions in sub-Saharan Africa will increase to 930 million by the end of 2019, making Africa the mobile first continent hence the need to develop a platform like M-Ablodé.
The M-Ablodé platform is expected to launch in June 2016 and will be based in emerging markets, specifically Africa.
The EDEL Technologies team has worked on projects across the continent with projects delivered in Ghana, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, and Gambia.
They specialize in software Development, IT Consulting, Mobile Application Development and Social Media Strategy.
Below is a section of their release.
“CAN WE BUILD WEALTH IN AFRICA USING THE MOBILE PHONE?”
Creating employment and wealth by giving global business access to an on demand and scalable workforce in Africa via a mobile micro working platform named M-Ablode. A collaboration between EDEL Technology Consulting and United States African Development Fund.
USADF as part of the YALI (Young African Leaders Initiative) provided grant funding for the development of the mobile based platform M-Ablodé. Ablodé is an ewe word spoken by the Fon Ewe people originating from Ghana, Benin, Togo meaning Freedom or Independence.
The problem: The African continent’s labour force will be 1 billion strong by 2040, making it the largest in the world, surpassing both China and India (McKinsey Global Institute, 2010). In Africa youth unemployment occurs at a rate more than twice that for adults, Youth account for 60% of all African unemployed ( World Bank).
Solution: M-Ablodé is a Micro working platform that enables individuals and businesses globally to coordinate the use of human intelligence to perform tasks that computers are currently unable to do. The micro workers will be based in emerging markets specifically Africa.
The Customers (Requesters) will be able to post tasks, such as content creation, image identification, acquiring information, data input, data verification, proof-reading, translation, copy-editing, graphic design, information gathering (e.g. GPS data, Sentiment Analysis).
Telecoms giant Ericsson expects mobile subscriptions in sub-Saharan Africa will increase to 930 million by the end of 2019, making Africa the mobile first continent.
This has led us to develop M-Ablodé.
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