GSMA Innovation Fund for Mobile Internet Adoption and Digital Inclusion

The GSMA Innovation Fund for Mobile Internet Adoption and Digital Inclusion was set up to help address the key digital inclusion barriers that are preventing 3.4 billion people from adopting life-enhancing mobile internet services. The fund was launched in April 2020 with support from the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), the Deutsche Gesellschaft fȕr Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, the GSMA and its members.

We received a total of 598 applications from start-ups and SMEs in 44 countries across Africa and Asia. After a rigorous evaluation process followed by selection from an independent panel of industry experts, we are now pleased to announce the nine grantees: Africa 118, Ensibuuko, Knowledge Platform, Navana Tech, ScholarX, The Orenda Project, Vceela, WidEnergy Ltd and Zonful Energy.

We are delighted to be supporting this extraordinary group of organisations that are committed to closing the mobile internet usage gap, and delivering lasting impact to their local societies and economies.

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THIS INITIATIVE IS CURRENTLY FUNDED BY THE UK FOREIGN, COMMONWEALTH & DEVELOPMENT OFFICE (FCDO), AND SUPPORTED BY THE DEUTSCHE GESELLSCHAFT FÜR INTERNATIONALE ZUSAMMENARBEIT (GIZ) GMBH, THE GSMA AND ITS MEMBERS.