- .@csibthorpe from the #ConnectedWomen team is on the UN Women panel at #IGF2016 discussing the digital gender divid… https://t.co/zh5VIXOB3n https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/807238917862883328
- Are all #African countries translating their #website into all the official languages of state?… https://t.co/xYeY0WoQeZ https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/807188132730961920
- Our #mAgri team spent a day with @dtac, here’s what they learnt on the #mobile #agri opportunity in #Thailand:… https://t.co/CIHKYJD3JM https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/807151533972406272
- RT @iRiseHub: Happening Now: Neelofar Shariff from @GSMAm4d speaking about "Equal opportunities and user driven solutions" #ICT4SI2016 #bre…https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/806830740721778689
- #Mobile is elevating birth registration in #Tanzania through @UNICEF and @Millicom. Here’s how:… https://t.co/oD63l5URtm https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/806825744525574144
Connected Society Programme
Unlocking human potential through the power of 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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