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MEST Africa: Lessons learned from 10 years supporting tech entrepreneurs on the continent

June 7, 2018

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Africa

 Following our landscaping research on tech hubs in Africa, Thea Sokolowski, Director of Marketing of The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) Africa, has guest-authored this blog post. It reflects on the lessons one of Africa’s 442 active tech hubs, …

Webinar – Creating mobile health solutions for behaviour change

June 5, 2018

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For the last four years, the GSMA mHealth programme, under the mNutrition Initiative funded by UK aid, has been working with mobile operators and other mobile and health sector stakeholders to support the launch and scale of mobile health services. …

Changing lives through mobile-enabled, solar-powered irrigation in Kenya – SunCulture

May 21, 2018

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Africa

In 2015, the GSMA Mobile for Development Utilities programme awarded SunCulture a grant to design and scale solar-powered irrigation systems that make it cheaper and easier for farmers in Kenya to grow high-value fresh fruits and vegetables. The RainMaker is …

GSMA PathFinder: Solving provider look-ups to enable mobile money interoperability

May 16, 2018

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Mobile money services are now widespread – as of the end of 2017, there were 276 deployments in 90 markets globally. As mobile money services mature, there is growing demand for interoperability both with other mobile money services, and the …

Introducing the GSMA Mobile Money Certification

May 14, 2018

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The GSMA Mobile Money Certification defines and promotes excellence in the provision of mobile money services. It is based on independent assessments of a provider’s ability to deliver secure and reliable services, to protect the rights of consumers and to …

The work of our partners in enabling access to energy

May 2, 2018

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Africa

Mobile technology is a key component for providing those in emerging markets with access to energy. At Mobile World Congress 2018, we asked some of our Mobile for Development Utilities Innovation Fund grantees and other leading pay-as-you-go solar companies about …

Reforming mobile sector taxation in Guinea: Unlocking socio-economic gains from mobile connectivity

April 16, 2018

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Africa

Mobile telephone services are playing an increasingly important role in supporting economic growth and social inclusion in emerging economies. Mobile penetration and affordability enhance digital connectivity by expanding internet and broadband access, which in turn facilitate the reduction of barriers …

GSMA Mobile Money Certification Principles

April 12, 2018

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The GSMA Mobile Money Certification is a global initiative to bring safer, more transparent, and more resilient financial services to millions of mobile money users around the world. Over the past decade, mobile money has evolved from a niche product …

The Mobile Economy – West Africa 2018

April 11, 2018

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Mobile adoption has grown rapidly in West Africa in recent years, helped by the expansion of mobile networks to underserved communities and the increasing affordability of services and device costs. By the end of 2017, there were 176 million unique …

Creating mobile health solutions for behavior change: A study of eight services in the mNutrition Initiative portfolio

April 5, 2018

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For the last four years, the GSMA mHealth programme, under the mNutrition Initiative funded by UK aid, has been working with mobile operators and other mobile and health sector stakeholders to support the launch and scale of mobile health services. …

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