USAID-Qualcomm Strategic Partnership- Fishing with 3G Nets

The Fishing with 3G Nets project has the objective of creating conditions for sustainable development of local fishing communities, based on actions for social strengthening, environmental management and economic development, integrating knowledge and existing traditional practices with current technological alternatives and possibilities, with the 3G technology as the main pillar behind planned activities.

USAID-Qualcomm Strategic Partnership- Fishing with 3G Nets

The project is in the municipality of Santa Cruz Cabralia, historically known as the location where the Portuguese first landed in 1500. In 2009, USAID, Qualcomm Incorporated, through its Wireless ReachTM initiative, Vivo Telecomunications and the Municipality of Cabralia have provided funding, in-kind support and technical assistance to roll out the program. The funding from the partners (Qualcomm, Vivo Telecom) procured system design and development, training, implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation services.

Fishing with 3G Nets created a system to foster sustainable economic development and increase public safety by promoting digital and social inclusion for isolated fisherman and oyster’s cultivators. The system integrates mobile and web-based applications and tablet devices to support business operations and deliver real-time safety information to participating community members in Santa Cruz Cabrália, Bahia, Brazil. Qualcomm’s 3G wireless technology serves as the catalyst to link the beneficiaries with access to information, social networks, and markets.


  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

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    United States | Staff size: Unknown

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Key Information

LocationBrazil, Latin America and Caribbean
  • Start Date 2010