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How Orange Mali is tapping into the women segment through tailored mobile savings and insurance products

August 21, 2015

Elisa Minischetti

Africa

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GSMA Connected Women awarded Orange Mali an Innovation Fund grant to launch a mobile savings and insurance products for Malian women. Today, we release the case study outlining the journey to products development and offering concrete a…

How HNI is harnessing mobile to make women aware of their rights in Madagascar

August 18, 2015

Elisa Minischetti

Africa

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GSMA Connected Women awarded an Innovation Fund grant to HNI to add gender content to its 3-2-1 information service deployed in partnership with Airtel in Madagascar. Today, we are releasing a case study outlining the journey to the devel…

Kenya and the rise of the call blocking app

July 31, 2015

Georgia Barrie

Africa

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This blog is the second in a series of blogs examining the findings from the Bridging the Gender Gap report for Kenya. Here we highlight the explosion in popularity of call blocking apps in Kenya (and across emerging markets) and examine the …

Why women will drive mobile growth in Indonesia and what MNOs need to do to seize the opportunity

June 25, 2015

Elisa Minischetti

Asia

Why women will drive mobile growth in Indonesia and what MNOs need to do to seize the opportunity

The findings presented in this blog post are based on the recently released research report ‘Bridging the gender gap: mobile access and usage in low- and middle-income countries’. This blog was co-written with Shireen Santosham.

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New report launched, identifying digital literacy barriers and solutions for women in developing markets

June 16, 2015

Sarah Crampsie

Global

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In developing countries, mobile phones are the most popular way to connect to the internet. The number of unique subscribers using mobile internet in developing countries grew from 728 million in 2010 to 1.8 billion in 2014 . However, wome…

The top 10 things you need to know about women and mobile in Kenya

May 26, 2015

Georgia Barrie

Africa

The top 10 things you need to know about women and mobile in Kenya

In March 2015 GSMA’s Connected Women programme published Bridging the Gender Gap: Mobile access and usage in low- and middle-income countries. This large scale study included 11,000 household surveys, 77 focus groups and over 120 exp…

Girls in ICT Day: why we need more women in the tech and telecom industries

May 6, 2015

Elisa Minischetti

Europe

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While some progress has been made towards increasing gender diversity in the ICT industry, much is left to be done, with the telecom industry being no exception 1. In fact, to ensure that the mobile industry continues to create innovatio…

Establishing a core of M4D Champions in PNG

April 29, 2015

Guest Blogger

Global

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This is a guest blog by Catherine Highet, former Pacific Manager, GSMA Connected Women.

With mobile services only arriving in Papua New Guinea (PNG) 8 years ago, it is logical that Mobile for Development (M4D) initiatives are still in thei…

Reaching half of the market: women and mobile money – The example of Telesom in Somaliland

April 27, 2015

Elisa Minischetti

Global

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This is the fourth in 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 blog series c…

Security and harassment on mobile phones: A growing concern for women in emerging markets

April 24, 2015

Guest Blogger

Global

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This is a guest blog by Dominica Lindsey, former Senior Manager of Research Strategy and Evaluation, GSMA Connected Women, who co-authored the recent report “Bridging the gender gap: Mobile access and usage in low- and middle-inc…

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