- An initiative from Three Sweden allows customers to donate their data allowance surplus to UNHCR as cash… https://t.co/WCD4J812Wm https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/869200454143668224
- Congratulations to our #M4DUtilities grantee @LLwaterboard on their award as #water #utility of the year: https://t.co/XzdecRsYyT https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/869136292612911104
- We are hiring two new Market Engagement Managers in #SoutheastAsia! https://t.co/Z7WNwEtdDa https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/869086081786011649
- Read how @Tigo_tz with partners is determined to solve challenges on access to internet in rural areas #Tanzania https://t.co/hfuQaCRGic https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/868135999406317568
- RT @Cvllr: 🌍 Great line-up for the July #mobile 360 #Africa in #Tanzania inc. our grantees @Kytabu @Raye7Egypt & @TwigaFoods | https://t.co …https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/868115802804899840
Connected Society Programme
Unlocking the power of the mobile internet
Our mission is to support the mobile industry to increase the adoption of the internet for the underserved by tackling key barriers: network coverage, affordability, digital skills and locally relevant content.
The internet is the most important enabler of social development and economic growth of our time. Already 3.2 billion people are online – 2.4 billion of them through mobile – directly benefiting from and contributing to the digital economy. 4 billion people remain offline, unable to participate and unaware of the opportunities.
The unconnected population is predominantly located in developing world markets, typically on low incomes and lacking basic and digital literacy skills. Women are disproportionately affected by these challenges. Mobile represents the best opportunity for the underserved to join the digital economy.
The Connected Society Programme works with the mobile industry and key stakeholders to improve network coverage, affordability, digital skills and locally relevant content, in pursuit of wider adoption of the mobile internet.
This initiative is currently funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), and supported by the GSMA and its members.
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