At FailFaire, Speakers Muster Their Courage to Offer Candor About Mistakes

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Mobile Technology for Community Health

A project in Ghana that seeks to use mobile phones to improve rural health care was discussed at FailFaire.

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Mobile Technology for Community Health

A project in Ghana that seeks to use mobile phones to improve rural health care was discussed at FailFaire.

The drinks were flowing at FailFaire, as more than 110 people who work in international development gathered here to talk about a subject that’s often taboo in the nonprofit world: failure.

“We do serve wine, and that’s a critical component to make everyone a little more comfortable,” says Katrin Verclas, co-founder of MobileActive.org and one of the event’s organizers. Ms. Verclas laughs as she says this, but you get the sense that she’s not