A few lessons from our Grantees

December 11, 2014

Max Cuvellier

Global

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A few lessons from our Grantees We have now been working with our Grantees in Africa and Asia since 2013, and it has been an amazing experience. Whilst in Cape Town for the GSMA Connected Women Working Group Meeting & Conference, we took t…

GSMA Connected Women wins ITU’s global GEM-TECH Award for gender equality and ICT

December 10, 2014

Alexandra Tyres

Global

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The GSMA Connected Women programme is delighted to have won a ‘Global Achiever’ Award in the field of gender equality and ICT in the 2014 GEM-TECH Awards, held in Busan, South Korea, in October 2014.

The awards, co-organised by the ITU a…

Significant mobile barriers yet widespread enthusiasm for mobile technology amongst women in PNG

November 24, 2014

Catherine Highet

Oceania

Significant mobile barriers yet widespread enthusiasm for mobile technology amongst women in PNG

Striving and Surviving in Papua New Guinea: Exploring the Lives of Women at the Base of the Pyramid.

The incredible global diversity in low-income women’s lives in emerging markets is plainly illustrated in the challenges and aspirati…

User testing a mobile product for women – the why and the how

November 21, 2014

Alexandra Tyres

Asia

User testing a mobile product for women – the why and the how

I was recently in Bangladesh, working with the GSMA Connected Women Innovation Fund grantee BRAC Bangladesh to conduct user testing for their mobile education product with teenage female users. As outlined in a previous blog post, BRAC i…

Putting a human face on a mobile service for women: the story of Georgette in Madagascar

November 21, 2014

Alexandra Tyres

Africa

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The GSMA Connected Women programme has awarded 11 Innovation Grants to mobile operators and NGOs to provide seed funding for the design and launch of commercially sustainable mobile products and services aimed to increased women’s up…

GSMA Connected Women at Africa 360: Accelerating the Female Digital Economy

November 18, 2014

Alexandra Tyres

Africa

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Earlier this month, people from all over the world – from the mobile industry, the ICT industry, government, the international development sector and the academic community – gathered in Cape Town for the GSMA Connected Wom…

Reaching half of the market: women and mobile money – The example of Beam in India

October 27, 2014

Elisa Minischetti

Asia

Reaching half of the market: women and mobile money – The example of Beam in India

This is the third of a series of blog posts that provide a deep-dive into different mobile money services who proved to be successful in increasing the mobile money penetration amongst women in their respective markets. This series builds …

Reaching half of the market: women and mobile money – the example of Nationwide Microbank in PNG

October 20, 2014

Elisa Minischetti

Oceania

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This is the second of a series of blogs that provide a deep-dive into mobile money services who proved to be successful in increasing the mobile money penetration amongst women in their respective markets. This blog series builds upon the r…

Reaching half of the market: women and mobile money – The example of UBL in Pakistan

October 13, 2014

Claire Penicaud

Asia

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This is the first of a series of blogs that provide a deep-dive into different mobile money services who proved to be successful in increasing the mobile money penetration amongst women in their respective markets. This blog series builds …

Uninor launches Project Sampark

October 8, 2014

Mahesh Nayak

Asia

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The GSMA Connected Women programme is pleased to announce that it has awarded a grant to Uninor, the Indian subsidiary of the Telenor Group. Uninor is the programme’s first MNO grantee in India and it is third overall in the country with Ac…

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