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Innovating through mobile to improve access to water and sanitation – our experiences at World Water Week

September 6, 2017 | Mobile for Development Utilities | South Asia | Sub-Saharan Africa | Global | Phillip Ramgobin

It’s around 7.30 am on Tuesday, 29 August, in Stockholm, Sweden. I’m having my breakfast downstairs in the hotel restaurant. In the hour that I’ve been awake, I’ve taken advantage ...
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Reducing water station operational costs through mobile monitoring

August 25, 2017 | Mobile for Development Utilities | Sub-Saharan Africa | Ghana | Charu Chadha

This blog was written by Caroline Sheldon, former Market Engagement Manager for Mobile for Development (M4D) Utilities. Lessons from the Safe Water Network Seed Grant In 2013 we launched ...
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An update on UMEME’s smart energy solutions: How Uganda’s electricity utility has been tackling losses in the last 3 years

August 25, 2017 | Mobile for Development Utilities | Sub-Saharan Africa | Uganda | Helene Smertnik

In 2014, the GSMA Mobile for Development (M4D) Utilities programme published a report on the use of mobile for smart energy solutions in Sub-Saharan Africa. At the time, UMEME, Uganda’s ...
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Our reflections on the Africa Working Group and Mobile 360 – Africa

August 14, 2017 | Mobile for Development Utilities | Sub-Saharan Africa | Tanzania | Wade Owojori

The Mobile for Development (M4D) Utilities team recently attended and participated in two exciting events: a two-day working group in Tanzania and the GSMA’s Mobile 360 – Africa ...
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Mobile for Energy Access

July 10, 2017 | Mobile for Development Utilities | Global | Arianna Freschi

The mobile industry is playing a crucial role in striving towards Sustainable Development Goal 7: universal energy access by 2030. It is providing new pathways to address the urgent needs ...
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Lessons learnt from our grantees: Easypaisa

June 19, 2017 | Mobile for Development Utilities | South Asia | Pakistan | Arianna Freschi

Case study 12: Easypaisa – a mobile operator-led solar pay-as-you-go model for Pakistan In 2013, we launched the Mobile for Development (M4D) Utilities Innovation Fund (formerly MECS) to ...
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