FOR THE WORLD’S MOST VULNERABLE POPULATIONS, KNOWLEDGE IS A TOOL TO TRANSFORM LIVES

The Amplio Talking Book enables governments and global development organizations to share knowledge with the world’s hardest to reach communities.

FOR The World’s most vulnerable populations,  knowledge is a tool to TRANSFORM LIVES.

The Amplio Talking Book enables governments and global partners to share knowledge with the world’s hardest to reach communties.

Amplio and its partners are working to achieve the global goals

Governments and global development organizations are working to end poverty and achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. But they often face barriers to reaching the most vulnerable populations. Remoteness, low-literacy, lack of electricity or Internet, and traditional gender norms and biases can limit people’s access to information.

750

MILLION people are illiterate

800

MILLION farmers live on less than $1.90 a day

1.3

BILLION live without electricity

750

MILLION people are illiterate

800

MILLION farmers live on less than $1.90 a day

1.3

BILLION live without electricity

That’s where the Talking Book comes in

Amplio’s digital solution is built around the Talking Book — a rugged, easy-to-use audio device designed for sharing knowledge with low-literate adults and youth.

With the Talking Book, you can share hours of targeted audio content in a community’s local languages. Users can select and play messages on demand and record their feedback. A built-in speaker allows families and groups to listen and learn together.

Because Amplio’s technology collects usage data and user feedback, our partners can monitor program engagement, identify issues and trends, and continually update and improve their content for greater impact.

Learn about Amplio’s solution.

BRIDGE THE GAP

Use Talking Books to expand program reach and provide access to information  for low-literate people in rural, remote, off-grid communities.

SHARE KNOWLEDGE

Provide on-demand access to relevant audio content in a community’s local language, including songs, dramas, interviews, and endorsements.

MONITOR AND IMPROVE

Collect usage data and user feedback to monitor program engagement, identify issues and trends, and continually update content for greater impact.

“Ingeniously engineered (and re-engineered) to meet specific needs and usage scenarios in very poor communities.”

 

Michael Trucano, Senior ICT and Education Policy Specialist, World Bank

“The Talking Book’s simplicity is its greatest achievement. In an oral culture where words carry so much weight . . . it lends a unique and previously unattainable benefit to these communities.”

Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship

“An innovative digital technology to influence behaviors that impact the lives and opportunities of the most vulnerable children.”

 

Susan Namondo Nigong,
UNICEF Ghana Country Director (2013-2017)

“Our community health volunteers are delivering consistent, quality health information more efficiently and effectively.”

 

Catherine Mesianto Lengewe, Technical and Strategy Director,
Centre for Behavior Change and Communication

“People didn’t know about raising healthy children, but now they listen and learn. The fact that other mothers hear the same thing from the Talking Book makes them take our efforts seriously and believe we are telling the truth.”

— Nadowli, a traditional birth attendant

“People didn’t know about raising healthy children, but now they listen and learn. The fact that other mothers hear the same thing from the Talking Book makes them take our efforts seriously and believe we are telling the truth.”

— Nadowli, a traditional birth attendant

Talking Book program impact

Amplio partners with the most respected organizations in global development. Together, we engage communities in learning and empower people to learn new knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors that promote positive change.  

See our impact.

MALARIA PROTECTION

UNICEF Ghana’s randomized, controlled trials showed that mothers who listened to Talking Book messages were 50% more likely to use bed nets…

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AGRICULTURE

In Northern Ghana, farmers who listened to agriculture messages on the Talking Book increased their crop production by an average of 48%, leading to greater food security…

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MATERNAL HEALTH

In Kenya, the Talking Book is being used to train and support community health volunteers in Samburu and Turkana counties with great results…

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NEWS FROM AMPLIO

Giving Communities a Voice

Giving Communities a Voice

When UNICEF Ghana listened to Talking Book user feedback, they saw an opportunity to improve their messaging and respond to specific community issues and concerns.

Q&A: Addressing the gender digital divide in sustainable development

Q&A: Addressing the gender digital divide in sustainable development

Revi Sterling, director of USAID’s WomenConnect Challenge, recently spoke at an Amplio event in Seattle about the gender digital divide and why women are key to sustainable development. “Every woman in the world who is able to own a mobile phone, has one. This is about the 1.7 billion who don’t,” she says.

Talking Books in Mahama Camp increase reach of health education

Talking Books in Mahama Camp increase reach of health education

In 2017, UNICEF Rwanda’s Communication for Development program at Mahama Refugee Camp piloted the use of Talking Books in a refugee setting for the first time. Talking Books more than doubled the reach of their health and sanitation messaging.

CONTACT

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Phone: +1 (206) 973-0499

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