Sean Blaschke spent much of the last eleven years working around the convergence of technology and development in West, Central and Southern Africa. In 2003, while serving as the National Media Coordinator for the Department of Forestry, Mr. Blaschke was instrumental in building key partnerships between fledgling telecommunication companies and the Gambian Government. Mr. Blaschke began work with UNICEF in 2008, coordinating mHealth projects in Malawi (which won best global ICT innovation by USAID in their 2008 “Development 2.0 Challenge”) and Rwanda (named by the New Yorker as one of the “Top 10 Positive Stories from Africa” in 2011). Mr. Blaschke currently serves as the Child Survival Systems Strengthening Specialist for UNICEF Uganda, supporting initiatives including the national scale-up of mTrac, an SMS based platform built on top of DHIS2 for real-time disease surveillance and medicine tracking, and U-Report, the largest crowd sourced service delivery monitoring network in the world. [+]
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