- “Everybody has to be on board and the benefits are seen in all areas. It's a win win situation for all parties.” -… https://t.co/L8uxcuiR1y https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/1019208515825688576
- According to #GSMA 2018 Mobile Gender Gap report and @GlobalFindex data, women in sub-Saharan Africa, for instance,… https://t.co/WhbrOGER3J https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/1019206980794224643
- RT @Cvllr: Our #EAInnovationFund start-ups are at #m360africa this week: don't miss an opportunity to meet with them, and learn how they le…https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/1019187377934426112
- RT @GSMA: "We need to rethink the way we define the digital revolution in Africa. Let's start with basic services and applications that are…https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/1019176564083318785
- @devex’s Christin Roby - “We have almost doubled the number of mobile subscribers in Africa in the last 10 years” #m360Africahttps://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/1019166803573002240
Connected Women Programme
Accelerating digital and financial inclusion for women
Our mission is to reduce the gender gap in mobile internet and mobile money services in low- and middle-income countries and unlock significant commercial and socio-economic opportunities.
In today’s increasingly connected world, women are being left behind. A significant gender gap in mobile phone ownership and usage in low-and middle-income countries is hindering growth for the mobile industry and means women are missing out. Successfully targeting women not only advances women’s digital and financial inclusion, but unlocks significant growth potential for the mobile industry. If mobile operators in low- and middle-income countries could close the gender gap in mobile ownership and mobile internet use today, this would generate an estimated incremental revenue of $15 billion over the coming year.
GSMA’s Connected Women works with mobile operators and their partners to address the barriers to women accessing and using mobile internet and mobile money services. Together we can unlock this substantial market opportunity for the mobile industry, deliver significant socio-economic benefits and transform women’s lives. When women thrive, societies, businesses and economies thrive.
This initiative is currently funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), and supported by the GSMA and its members.
The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Sida, is a government agency working on behalf of the Swedish parliament and government, with the mission to reduce poverty in the world. Through our work and in cooperation with others, we contribute to implementing Sweden’s Policy for Global Development.
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