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Hi there CIO, 

My name is TJ Thomander, I'm the program coordinator at TechChange. I want to let you know about an online training opportunity we've created on leveraging mobiles in international development environments. The course, Mobiles for International Development, trains on an array of mobile phone projects and initiatives and is designed for graduate students, practitioners and other professionals working in the field. We are really excited about the technologies that we will be looking at as well as the guest experts that will be contributing. We tend to have around 60-70 participants in our courses from more than 20 countries. We offer several ways to network with other practitioners as well as certification upon completion. For more information visit the course site or feel free to reply with questions. 

Course Fee: $495 
Use coupon code "CIO" for $100 off for course fee of $395.

The specific technologies and case studies that we'll be looking at are: 

MPesa (Mobile Money Transfer Platforms)
FormHub, GeoPoll (Mobile Survey and Data Collection Tools)
FrontlineSMS RapidSMS/Souktel (Mass Texting Software Interfaces)
Sana Mobile (Mobile Diagnostics Platforms)
TxtEagle (Mobile Incentive Structures and Programs)
FreedomFone (IVR Systems)

Again, here is the course page for more information

All the best, 

TJ Thomander

Taylor J. Thomander 
Program Coordinator | TechChange | 650.814.9287
Twitter: @TechChange or @thomandini

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