- #Mobile connectivity is impossible for the billion who lack a legal identity. Read @GSMA CRO's article in @qz.… https://t.co/JJUiYNw0VL https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/1072155876885180418
- Explore the #MobileMoney Regulatory Index: an interactive tool to measure the effectiveness of #mobilemoney regulat… https://t.co/gh7Bg1kc2M https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/1072151550796185600
- An estimated one billion people globally suffer from some form of disability, 80% of whom live in emerging markets.… https://t.co/7OdNS8FsnK https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/1072086049000747008
- Using #digital tools for traceability and certification in the #agricultural last mile can reduce cost, improve eff… https://t.co/19MBo2i3pa https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/1072050810727661575
- The EQUALS Access Coalition joins efforts to work towards the elimination of violence against women with this brand… https://t.co/jsOejSUR0p https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/1071396535085211648
Connected Society Programme
Unlocking the power of the mobile internet
Our mission is to support the mobile industry to increase access to and adoption of the mobile internet for the underserved.
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 GSMA Connected Society Programme works with the mobile industry and key stakeholders to increase access to and adoption of the mobile internet, focusing on underserved population groups in developing markets.
This initiative is currently funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), and supported by the GSMA and its members.
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