Category: Sub-Saharan Africa

Access to water and sanitation in emerging markets – the impact of mobile technology

November 13, 2018 | Mobile for Development Utilities | South Asia | Sub-Saharan Africa | GSMA

In emerging markets, there is a significant gap in access to water and sanitation services. Mobile technology, with its almost ubiquitous presence and coverage is uniquely placed to help ...
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From pay-as-you-go solar to pay-as-you-go smartphones and cookstoves: Insights from VITALITE, Zambia

November 6, 2018 | Mobile for Development Utilities | Mobile Money | Sub-Saharan Africa | Zambia | Leonard Kore

VITALITE received a grant from the GSMA Mobile for Development (M4D) Utilities Innovation Fund in October 2017 to trial smartphone and cookstove add-on products for their pay-as-you-go ...
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Our three takeaways from Demo Africa 2018

October 30, 2018 | Ecosystem Accelerator | Sub-Saharan Africa | Samuel Ajadi

On the 18 and 19 October, the GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator team took part in Demo Africa 2018 in Casablanca, Morocco. The event gathered local and international investors, big tech companies, ...
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AfriLabs Annual Gathering 2018: Meeting African tech hubs in the vibrant ecosystem of Tanzania

October 25, 2018 | Ecosystem Accelerator | Sub-Saharan Africa | Tanzania | Martin Karanja

Between 9 and 13 October, the GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator team was in Tanzania to provide further support to our portfolio start-up, Jamii, and reflect on the progress made since we started ...
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Digital identity opportunity in Ghana’s Ministry of Food and Agriculture’s Planting for Food and Jobs programme

October 23, 2018 | Digital Identity | Mobile Money | Sub-Saharan Africa | Ghana | Willie Ngumi

In 2017, Ghana’s Ministry of Food and Agriculture launched an ambitious five-year policy framework to reverse the declining trends in Ghana’s agricultural sector. The policy was ...
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