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UNESCO joins hands with NOKIA for Mobile Education Program

UNESCO has collaborated with Nokia to launch Mobile Learning Project for Teacher’s Professional Development in Pakistan in the presence of senior government officials, Nokia representatives and UNESCO representatives.
As part of this program, UNESCO and Nokia are joining hands, where Nokia is providing its mobile phones and its application "Nokia Education Delivery (NED)" for UNESCO’s project on ‘use of ICT for professional development of public school teachers’ in remote areas. The project will be implemented by AGAHI, a UNESCO partner working in the area of communication and media policy design.

This partnership is in lieu with agreement signed last year between UNESCO and Nokia at international level to promote the use of mobile technologies to further the objectives of Education For All. As part of this agreement Nokia is developing applications and new Mobile technologies offering access to information and enrich learning environments at global level.

In Pakistan, through the project "Mobile Learning for Teachers" Nokia's Education Delivery application will help UNESCO to enable the delivery of high-quality educational materials to teachers who lack training and resources though mobile phones giving an opportunity to teachers to train themselves on the same level as professionally competent teachers.

Speaking about the project, UNESCO Director, Kozue Kay Nagata said, "In 21st century public-private partnerships are enjoying growing attention and support as a new and sustainable modality for development. We are confident to collaborate with Nokia to provide us with the best platform to train public school teachers."