AMPLIO IN THE NEWS
September 23, 2018
Arm, the semiconductor and software design company, created its 2030 Vision initiative to advance tech solutions for addressing challenges like food insecurity. Dominic Vergine, Arm’s Head of Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility, discusses the role of digital technologies in pursuing global goals on hunger and the environment.
April 3, 2017
In today’s mobilized world, it is easy to forget that over 750 million adults remain illiterate, and 800 million still live on less than a dollar a day. The obstacles standing in the way of literacy and community development are numerous; and perhaps surprisingly, may be partially attributable to geography.
May 22, 2017
UNESCO Section for Youth, Literacy and Skills Development announced the 14 case study finalists that will be part of the UNESCO-Pearson Initiative for Literacy: Improved Livelihoods in a Digital World.
April 18, 2016
For many NGOs working in the world’s poorest countries, a fundamental misunderstanding of the target population is a common pitfall. Amplio uses clever technology and a user feedback loop to maintain a genuine understanding of its target population’s needs.
August 12, 2015
The challenges of distance and infrastructure in Ghana’s Upper West region mean that many people remain economically isolated, making a living through smallholder agriculture and small-scale trading. The Talking Book devices aim to fill the gap left by the absence of government services in these remote communities.
August 2, 2015
Lessons in health and farming embedded in the storylines make mothers and daughters better informed and better off. Rural women are listening the Talking Book, an audio device that serves as something of a cross between an ebook reader and a Ted Talk.
November 20, 2014
Every year in Ghana, the Ministry of Food and Agriculture celebrates Farmers Day. The idea is to honor and celebrate those that have worked hard and applied innovative methods to provide the country with more food. Last year, a group of winners shared something in common — they all had a helping hand from a Seattle non-profit.
July 23, 2013
Amplio founder Cliff Schmidt initially developed the Talking Book to help illiterate people learn to read. But on a research trip to Ghana, Schmidt met with agricultural and health officials who said they needed a way to better communicate important messages to villagers, like how to improve agricultural yields and prevent diarrhea in children.