- Our #ConnectedWomen blog explores measures that can help reach women with mobile money: https://t.co/iz1y8PQ0ka https://t.co/5COYIB0OHu https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/847433579629957120
- #Mobile technology is being integrated into the lives of #rural communities. We explore how: https://t.co/s9eYkj4UlZ https://t.co/G8IL2kXkl9 https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/847388016649818113
- We are proud to be working with @Noradno to accelerate digital inclusion & digital literacy. Together we can help t… https://t.co/BNUOUC0nOD https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/847372962395152386
- .@UNBBCom has launched guidelines to reduce the digital gender gap: https://t.co/pgFZVb4NaM https://t.co/3HfQPqjs04 https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/847070981155962884
- Agent density, liquidity and incentives are the main barriers for #digitising #agricultural payments #M4D… https://t.co/3R5rLQxqua https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/847038175772069893
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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