- “#Mobile Operators <3 #Startups”: our 3 takeaways from #SeedstarsSummit: https://t.co/RrkN8MriD4 #M4D https://t.co/ysyULwiBqq https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/856499400276930561
- RT @GSMA: .@CI_Orange CEO @mamadou_bamba_ will explore mobile as the foundation for digital transformation at #M360WA. Details https://t.co …https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/856446960458444800
- Find out how the @GSMA and @WorldBank are increasing #financialinclusion with the UFA Initiative: https://t.co/oQOziTh2C2 #M4D #MobileMoneyhttps://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/856432588403159040
- RT @GSMA: Learn how the #GSMA is working with the #mobile industry to support the West Africa region in achieving the #SDGs https://t.co/fk …https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/856420142271606786
- #Tigo #Women Entrepreneurship fund was set up to recruit, train & offer women initial funding to be Tigo Cash agent… https://t.co/giPEyHEgkr https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/855422043877244928
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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