- The #Women20 declaration, now on its way to #G20, calls for action to bridge the widening #digital #gender divide https://t.co/UA9k45ZOVe https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/857968927216893952
- Pleased to announce the latest #ConnectedWomen Commitment Partner @CI_Orange #MobileMoney #GenderGap #Cote D’Ivoire… https://t.co/S98XznpLd1 https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/857959494751580160
- RT @Cvllr: "In excess of 250 people attended the summit." Great results for a first edition! Congrats @GSMAEvents! #M360WA https://t.co/LDl …https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/857652011675918336
- Final words from GSMA Head of SubSaharan #Africa, AkinWale Goodluck brings a close to #M360WA with the hope to come again in 2018!https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/857651654774194176
- "We need to localize the #innovations that #mobile delivers." -Akinwale Goodluck on 'Fostering Growth, Inclusion a… https://t.co/l5aNqNfwmQ https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/857650551244419073
Disaster Response Programme
Through this global initiative, the Disaster Response Programme will use its unique position to lead the mobile industry in improving network preparedness and restoration, and providing more effective, coordinated support to humanitarian responders and disaster affected populations.
Research on the role of mobile networks in disaster response highlights their extraordinary resilience and their ability to facilitate critical communication between humanitarian agencies, affected populations and the international community. The power of mobile was evident in the aftermath of the 2010 Haitian earthquake which saw a proliferation of new coordination and response strategies that were built around this platform. Mobile’s role in disaster response has continued to grow, and as the ecosystem becomes more complex, a better understanding of how the global GSMA community can lend support is needed.
In March 2015, following more than two years of industry consultation, the programme launched the Humanitarian Connectivity Charter. The Charter represents a set of shared principals adopted by members of the mobile industry to support improved access to communication and information for those affected by crisis in order to reduce the loss of life and to positively contribute to humanitarian response
Through the Humanitarian Connectivity Charter, the GSMA Mobile for Development, Disaster Response Programme works with mobile operators to determine how they can most effectively support each other and improve preparedness and resilience among networks in disasters.
The Disaster Response Programme works with humanitarian organisations, governments, NGOs and the broader mobile ecosystem on a national, regional and global basis to drive the creation and adoption of coordinated, impactful solutions and practices that leverage the ubiquity of the mobile technology under the umbrella of the Humanitarian Connectivity Charter.
More information about the Humanitarian Connectivity Charter can be found here.
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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