ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, March 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
The App was Created With Connectik, After Their Resounding Successes With the Kenya Red Cross Society and South Africa Red Cross Society Apps
The Red Cross Society of Côte d'Ivoire (RCSCI), whose mission is to improve the living conditions of vulnerable people across the country, improve health through programs such as first aid administration and aid authorities in the promotion of compliance with international humanitarian law, is proud to announce today the official launch of its new RCSCI Mobile Application. The app was built in partnership with Connectik, a company that develops mobile applications and digital services for enterprise and large member organizations. Connectik also assists governments in the development of their digital policy by creating strong digital ecosystems allowing to strengthen countries' key sectors. Additionally, this exciting launch will be attended by the Health Minister, Dr. Raymonde Goudou Coffie, as well as the ICT Minister, Bruno Koné and executives of the African Office of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Society (IFRC).
The RCSCI App offers users a variety of features, including membership access to RCSCI services and benefits and volunteer opportunities in local projects. There are emergency up to the minute alerts both nationally and locally, as well as information on blood donation, such as locations of donation centers. Users can make donations, register for training courses and events, get access to RCSCI news and also purchase Red Cross equipment through the app's marketplace.
As an end-to-end solution, the app will spread awareness about RCSCI's mission and current activities, provide resource mobilization opportunities to increase its membership and volunteer base as well as tools to improve community engagement.
"We are thrilled with the launch of our new app, and the opportunity to provide aid to those in need and improve humanitarian efforts throughout the region," said Emmanuel Kouadio, Secretary General of the Red Cross Society of Côte d'Ivoire. "The success of the apps that Connectik has developed for our colleagues in Kenya and South Africa encouraged us to digitize our operations and improve our services, which will expand the impact we have on our region moving forward."
"Following our success in helping the South African and Kenyan Red Cross Societies launch their mobile applications, we are very honored to partner with the Red Cross Society of Côte d'Ivoire and help them make a real difference in how they can leverage their services to better support citizens across the country," said Hachim Badji, CEO of Connectik. "We take great pride in our ability to help large member organizations such as the Red Cross improve communications and coordination in order to rapidly deploy when and where needed in times of emergency."
About the Red Cross Society of Côte d'Ivoire:
Founded in 1960, The Red Cross Society of Côte d'Ivoire was recognized as a charitable organization by government decree in 1963. Today, it has 12,000 volunteers throughout the country and operates 50 local branches, with an additional 26 first aid teams capable of rapid deployment in emergency situations. The National Society assists in improving the lives of vulnerable populations within its territory through programs like first aid administration, promoting HIV and AIDS awareness, water and sanitation programs, and serving as an auxiliary body to the local government in promoting compliance with international humanitarian law. For more information, visit http://www.croixrougeci.org/.
Connectik develops IT solutions (digital services and mobile apps) to enable businesses and organizations (such as the Red Cross) to reach the greatest number of people, thereby improving their communication, collaboration and data sharing between employees, members, partners and clients. Furthermore, Connectik's solutions are leading tools in the identification and execution of opportunities in resource mobilization and to monetize different products and services.
Connectik also assists governments in the development of their digital policy by creating strong digital ecosystems allowing them to strengthen countries' key sectors: health, agriculture, sport, education, bank, insurance, economic development. Connectik enables countries to use digital technology as a lever to their economic, social and societal development.
Backed by a strong consulting capacity, user-centred and mobile-first, Connectik's apps or digital ecosystems are fully adjustable according to the nature and needs of our clients: businesses, organizations or countries. Thanks to a comprehensive R&D program, Connectik offers fully secured digital ecosystems for all types of entities and users, available on any kind of device, anytime and anywhere.
In this way, Connectik guarantees construction, reinforcement and protection of all the databases linked to the mobile apps or digital ecosystems in place.
For more information, please visit our website: http://www.connectik.com
Ouattara Zié Mamadou
Head of IT and Telecom
Director of Programmes, Connectik
SOURCE Connectik and The Red Cross Society