- RT @EMinischetti: Ease + convenience make #digitalfinancialservices the best tool for the #financialinclusion of women #weeforum17 @BRACwor…https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/867320057294196736
- RT @EMinischetti: Day 2 of #WEEforum2017 by @TheSEEPNetwork has started: getting #policy perspectives on #women's economic empowerment http…https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/867305150322442240
- RT @EMinischetti: Of 27million customers in @bKash_ltd #mobilemoney base, 25% are women says Moinuddin Rahgir, #bkash CFO, at #WEEforum2017…https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/867305026003382272
- The first #M4DUtilities energy grantees are now amongst the largest #payg #solar players. Here are their stories:… https://t.co/lbfDjUxnaE https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/867289292556644352
- #mHealth hotlines can improve access to #healthcare information. Chipatala Cha Pa Foni demonstrates how:… https://t.co/g9qYJU1nNH https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/867056314190639104
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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