- Through an #EAInnovationFund grant, @TwigaFoods is addressing #agricultural supply chain issues and bringing farmer… https://t.co/TwKPYgUz1R https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/999681671963258881
- A lot can happen in 12 months. The first nine start-ups selected for the GSMA #EcosystemAccelerator #Innovation Fun… https://t.co/gncHFw6ygA https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/999621331321679872
- RT @BMGFIndia: Women are less likely to own a bank account than men. Digital ﬁnancial services give women greater control over their ﬁnance…https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/999600860475904000
- Over 1.59 million women and their families across 8 markets in #SSA have benefitted from life-saving health and… https://t.co/KibGzReuIt https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/999590923221815296
- Only 10% of women in #Pakistan use mobile internet compared to 26% of men, according to the latest report from the… https://t.co/hlrvRP5xHs https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/999575845697093632
Connected Society Programme
Unlocking the power of the mobile internet
Our mission is to support the mobile industry to increase the adoption of the internet for the underserved by tackling key barriers: network coverage, affordability, digital skills and locally relevant content.
The internet is the most important enabler of social development and economic growth of our time. Already 3.2 billion people are online – 2.4 billion of them through mobile – directly benefiting from and contributing to the digital economy. 4 billion people remain offline, unable to participate and unaware of the opportunities.
The unconnected population is predominantly located in developing world markets, typically on low incomes and lacking basic and digital literacy skills. Women are disproportionately affected by these challenges. Mobile represents the best opportunity for the underserved to join the digital economy.
The Connected Society Programme works with the mobile industry and key stakeholders to improve network coverage, affordability, digital skills and locally relevant content, in pursuit of wider adoption of the mobile internet.
This initiative is currently funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), and supported by the GSMA and its members.
Introducing the Mobile Internet Skills Training Toolkit: A guide for training people in basic mobile internet skills
The Mobile Internet Skills Training Toolkit (MISTT) is a toolkit for organisation who want to introduce the ...Read more
Enabling rural coverage: regulatory and policy recommendations to foster mobile broadband coverage in developing countries
This report responds to the need of tackling the regulatory barriers preventing operators from extending ...Read more
A lack of basic digital skills is one of the key barriers to internet adoption across the world. In order to ...Read more
Reforming mobile sector taxation in Argentina: A path towards a more efficient tax system, greater digital inclusion and increased prosperity
Mobile telephone services play an increasingly important role in supporting and delivering development, ...Read more
Millicom and the GSMA: Driving digital inclusion in Rwanda through the Mobile Internet Skills Training Toolkit
This post was guest-authored by Mohamed Dabbour, EVP Millicom Africa. The views expressed do not necessarily ...Read more
Can mobile operators help their customers understand the internet? Lessons from a pilot with Tigo Rwanda
Across the world, the internet is increasingly central to people’s lives, one of the key ways in which ...Read more
Mobisol: ‘Electrification is more than lights’ – An innovative approach ensuring smartphone affordability for rural African communities
This post was guest-authored by Henrik Axelsson Lilja, CEO, East Africa at Mobisol Group. The views expressed ...Read more
This blog was written by Julia Burchell and Mariana Lopez On Thursday 9 November, the GSMA Mobile for ...Read more
This post was guest-authored by Emily Heaphy, Connected Society Intern & Geography student at Sheffield ...Read more