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GSMA Partners with Verizon UK to Empower Women in Cybersecurity

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As part of the EQUALS Her Digital Skills Initiative, GSMA partnered with Verizon UK earlier this month to deliver a one-day hybrid workshop on cybersecurity targeting emerging female talent in tech across the UK, Lesotho, Kenya and Uganda. The curriculum for the workshop was ...

GSMA Showcases Diversity and Inclusion Best Practices at Reykjavik Global Women Leaders Forum

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Bringing female leaders across all sectors, including politics, business, tech, civil society, academia, the arts and media, the Reykjavík Global Forum – Women Leaders, hosted by the government and parliament of Iceland, aims to share ideas and solutions on how to further ...

Connectivity for Good: Empowering Society

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Building thriving societies With 5.3 billion mobile subscribers globally, mobile connectivity has changed the way we live, work, and interact with each other. Shaping our world for the better. Changing our world for good – across society, business and the environment. ...

Digital Inclusion: Reducing the Usage Gap

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Today, the world is more connected than ever before, with 4.3 billion people now using mobile internet.[1] Mobile broadband continues to be the primary way men and women access the internet in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), accounting for 85% of internet ...

GSMA Leads on the Digital Skills Agenda at EQUALS Annual Partners Meeting

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As one of the five co-founders of the EQUALS Global Partnership for Gender Equality in the Digital Age and Co-Chair of the EQUALS Skills Coalition, GSMA led a number of strategic discussions about the initiative’s 2023 roadmap at the 6th Annual EQUALS Partners and Coalition ...

GSMA Leads Digital Gender Inclusion Agenda at Women 20 Indonesian Presidency Summit

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The W20 Indonesian Presidency Summit took place at Lake Toba, Indonesia on 19 to 21 July. As Co-Chair of the W20 Rural Women Working Group and member of the European Union delegation, the GSMA led the final negotiation rounds on the W20’s priority policy work in the ...

GSMA Brings Emerging Young Leaders to Hack for Digital and Financial Literacy

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At a two-day Hackathon held on 8 and 9 July as part of a three-year capacity building project funded by the EU Horizon 2020 programme called “EQUALS EU”, GSMA brought together 19 participants with diverse skillsets and professional and educational background to hack for ...

AI for Impact Blog Series: (2) Governance models for Ethical AI 

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The previous blog of this series provided an introduction to the value of artificial intelligence (AI) and explained the importance of ethical AI. This blog will look at a key consideration when implementing AI into everyday business activities – the governance ...

AI for Impact Blog Series: (1) Introduction to Implementing Ethical Principles into Everyday Business

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a powerful, emerging force transforming business and society. It can help organisations improve prediction, optimise operations, allocate resources more efficiently, and personalise digital solutions. PwC estimates AI could contribute ...

GSMA partners with EY, ITU and W4 to provide gender-transformative digital skills training through EQUALS #HerDigitalSkills

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As part of its commitments to the Innovation and Technology Action Coalition of UN Women’s Generation Equality, the GSMA has partnered with Ernst and Young (EY), the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), and Women’s World Wide Web (W4) to provide free ...

GSMA Joins #ChangetheFace Alliance

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The GSMA has joined the #ChangetheFace Alliance, an informal partnership of like-minded and thought-leading technology companies that are committed to making the tech industry a more inclusive place. The Alliance has agreed to follow a set of Guiding Principles that set out ...

WATCH #MobileNetZero – How can mobile tech help us reach Net Zero faster, easier, and cheaper?

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The stream will go live at 14:00 (GMT) on 3 November – please join us then Agenda 14:00 – 14:10 – Welcome – Mats Granryd, Director General, GSMA  14:15 – 14:30 – How mobile is going net zero? Speakers: Dr. Paul Ryu, Executive Vice-President, SK Telecom  Andy ...

GSMA Leads Global Support for Championing Female Leadership at first EQUALS-EU public event

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On the 4th of August 2021, the GSMA co-hosted the first EQUALS EU Colloquium “Perceptions of Power: Championing Female Leadership in the Digital Age” as part of the global EQUALS EU Project Consortium.  It brought together almost 90 representatives from across the ...

GSMA leads digital gender equality agenda at W20 Summit

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On 13 July GSMA Chief Regulatory Officer John Giusti participated at the Women 20 (W20) Summit hosted by the G20 Italian Presidency in Rome. Established in 2015, the W20 is an official G20 engagement group and it aims to ensure due consideration is given to gender issues ...

Mobile and sustainability: Focusing on the issues that matter

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The mobile industry’s purpose is to “Intelligently connect everyone and everything to a better future”. As a sector with more than five billion unique mobile subscribers and more than 8 billion mobile connections, the scope of the mobile sector to influence sustainability is ...

GSMA Makes Bold Commitments at the Generation Equality Forum in Paris

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The GSMA has made bold commitments on behalf of the mobile industry to tackle the mobile gender gap and promote digital inclusion for women and girls at the Generation Equality Forum in Paris. The forum was convened by UN Women and co-hosted by the governments of Mexico and ...

Driving Sustainability in the Mobile Sector – Training Course

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Training Course Operating in a responsible and sustainable way is not just about doing the right thing for society or the environment—it also makes business sense in today’s commercial environment. This course looks at why operating responsibly is so important for companies ...

Human Rights for the Mobile Sector Series

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Following the publication of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in 2011 and subsequent national and regional regulatory initiatives, there has been increasing focus on the roles and responsibilities of businesses with regards to human rights. Human rights ...

Building back better from COVID-19: What does it mean for mobile?

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The COVID-19 pandemic is the worst health crisis in a century, triggering health and economic impacts unmatched in recent times. Despite positive developments with vaccines, restrictions and lockdowns are still widespread and all signs point to these impacts continuing deep ...

AI4I Series (6) From theory to application: How governments are accelerating their COVID-19 response using Mobile Big Data Analytics.

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Following regulatory approvals in several countries, we start the New Year with positive progress regarding COVID-19 vaccine deployment. However, it will still be some time before the majority of people will be able to receive and therefore fully benefit from the protection ...