STAFF REPORT IBD: Nokia and UNESCO have launched a project “Mobile Learning Project for Teachers Professional Development”. Under this initiative, both UNESCO and Nokia are joining hands, where Nokia is providing its mobile phones and application “Nokia Education Delivery (NED) for UNESCOs project on use of ICT for professional development of public school teachers in remote areas, says a press release issued here last week.

Since 2011 NED has turned into an open source solution to improve livelihoods and support of such mobile learning innovations to be filled with life inPakistan.

Nokia developed NED to allow using a mobile phone to access and download videos and other educational materials from a constantly updated education library.

This collaboration is part of the agreement signed last year between UNESCO and Nokia at the international level to promote the use of mobile technologies to further the objectives of “Education for All”.

The 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.

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