Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation
Accelerating the delivery and impact of safe, efficient, and dignified digital humanitarian assistance.
The Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation programme catalyses partnerships by bringing together mobile operators and humanitarian partners; invests in innovation through a humanitarian innovation fund; unlocks policy barriers with advocacy efforts; and builds a learning and research agenda to inform the future of digital humanitarian response.
The mobile industry continues to grow its engagement and investment in partnerships and solutions that will deliver a digital humanitarian future — 160 mobile operators have committed to the GSMA Humanitarian Connectivity Charter, a set of shared principles on humanitarian preparedness and response.
We have reached over 11 million people with improved access to and use of life-enhancing mobile-enabled services during humanitarian preparedness, response and recovery.
The programme is funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), and supported by the GSMA and its members.
Tuesday 15 Aug 2023 | Bangladesh | Case study | Haiti | Health | Innovation fund and grants | Kenya | Mobile for Development | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Mobile health |
The GSMA Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation Fund aims to promote innovation in using mobile technology to address humanitarian challenges. The
The GSMA Humanitarian Partnership Framework: A Framework for Catalysing Cross-Sectoral Partnerships in Support of Humanitarian Assistance
Wednesday 28 Jun 2023 | Disaster response | English | Global | Guidelines | Mobile for Development | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Partnership engagement | Preparedness | Private-Private | Private-Public | Report | Resource |
Humanitarian response includes broad and diverse partnerships working together to deliver impact. However, forging cross-sectoral partnerships can be challenging. Organisations often have unaligned objectives, ways of working and ...
Digital Financial Services in Humanitarian Settings: Lessons from the GSMA Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation programme
Thursday 22 Jun 2023 | Disaster response | English | Global | Mobile for Development | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Preparedness | Report | Resource | Resource Type |
This paper captures key evidence and lessons generated through GSMA activity over the last five years in relation to the use of digital financial services in humanitarian settings.
Digital Innovation in Humanitarian Settings: Lessons from the GSMA Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation programme
Thursday 22 Jun 2023 | Disaster response | English | Global | Innovation fund and grants | Mobile for Development | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Preparedness | Report | Resource |
This paper captures key lessons from the M4H Innovation Fund projects and research on innovation in humanitarian context.