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Transforming societies: harnessing mobile connectivity across Africa

Mobile connectivity is the most effective vehicle to support a digitally inclusive world. With mobile networks spanning the globe and serving more than 5 billion people, the mobile industry’s leaders are united in their commitment to ensure formerly excluded members of ...

Giving an identity to the world’s invisible children

The World Bank has estimated a billion people globally, are not legally recognised as having an identity. Children under the age of 18, represent around 40% of this demographic. The ramifications of not being registered at birth are abundant; people are immediately excluded ...

Doing the Right Thing: How industry leaders are taking personal responsibility for delivering the SDGs

This article is part of the Forum Network series on International Co-operation and will feed into upcoming discussions at OECD Forum 2019. Industry is playing a key role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but it’s important to remember that companies are ...

Blog: Applying the SDGs: Delivering value with purpose

Organisations with strong sustainability strategies are using the Sustainable Development Goals to sharpen their focus and clarify their contribution to tackling our biggest challenges In September 2018, Oxfam published a discussion paper ‘Walking the Talk’, suggesting that ...

Blog: Leaders of sustainable success

Let’s not brush over the hard work; results require action. Meeting sustainability challenges needs resources, focus, committed effort and some defined direction. Getting started on the journey is important, but research has shown time and again, that companies who set goals ...

Closing the mobile gender gap

Mobile has the power to transform lives. In my role as Director General of the GSMA, I have seen firsthand how mobile can empower women by making them feel safer and more connected and by giving them access to information and life-enhancing opportunities, often for the first ...

GSMA and W20 announce call to action to close digital gender gap ahead of G20 Summit

As part of its role within the W20 (Women 20) group, the GSMA has backed a series of recommendations to promote digital inclusion for women to be presented to the G20 member states later this year. The GSMA is Topic Chair of the Digital Inclusion theme within the W20, which ...

Blog: How AI and Big Data are tackling the health impacts of urbanisation

The theme of the ITU’s World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2018 is ‘AI For Good’. To mark the day, Jeanine Vos, Head of the GSMA SDG Accelerator, is speaking at the AI for Good Global Summit in Geneva, Switzerland. Her guest blog for the ITU deep dives into ...

GSMA marks Girls in ICT Day

The GSMA celebrated the annual ITU International Girls in ICT Day with a series of events across its global footprint aimed at encouraging and empowering young women to explore career opportunities in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) areas and ...

Blog series: Experiencing the #CaseForChange

The #CaseForChange has now travelled over 130,000km around the world, capturing impactful stories of how mobile is transforming lives. For the teams on the ground, this amazing journey provided the opportunity to be brought into the world of these individuals. To reflect on ...

World Bank Group and GSMA announce partnership to leverage IOT Big Data for development

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim announced today that the institution would partner with the GSMA and mobile network operators around the globe to harness big data from the Internet of Things (IoT) to help end extreme poverty and unlock new drivers of economic growth.

GSMA announces successful first wave of trials for Big Data for Social Good

The GSMA has achieved significant progress in the first trials of its Big Data for Social Good initiative by Bharti Airtel, Telefónica and Telenor, creating a blueprint for future deployments that leverages mobile operators’ big data capabilities to address the Sustainable ...

Blog: Supporting the SDGs through the Power of Data

To wrap up 2017, the GSMA, the UN Foundation and the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data met with UN agencies and country missions to discuss the actual and potential contribution of partnerships and data to a better world. The GSMA shared concrete examples ...

Blog: World Children’s Day

For World Children’s Day 2017, UNICEF launched its #KidsTakeOver campaign. The campaign enabled children to take over key roles in politics, media, business and more to voice their support for less fortunate children around the world. In support of the campaign, the ...

The GSMA announces new developments in the Big Data for Social Good initiative

At the United Nations General Assembly Week, the GSMA today announced new developments in its Big Data for Social Good initiative, which was launched in February 2017 to leverage mobile operators’ big data capabilities in addressing epidemics and humanitarian crises. ...

Guest Blog: Kaan Terzioglu, CEO of Turkcell

A GSMA Ambassador, Kaan Terzioglu, CEO of Turkcell, recently shared the personal story behind his vision of leadership. A commitment to helping to empower refugees now living in Turkey and the opportunities he sees for the mobile industry to develop solutions on a large ...

The GSMA Launches the Big Data for Social Good initiative

At Mobile World Congress 2017, the GSMA launched the “Big Data for Social Good” initiative, which will leverage mobile operators’ big data capabilities to address humanitarian crises, including epidemics and natural disasters. The programme is being launched with 16 of the ...