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.
Connectivity in Crisis: The Humanitarian Implications of Connectivity for Crisis-Affected Communities
Monday 8 Jan 2024 | Mobile for Development | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Report | Research | Resource |
Connectivity has drastically changed the way in which crisis affected people live their lives and the ways that humanitarians provide assistance. This report focuses on the humanitarian implications of connectivity and the risks it poses.
Tuesday 28 Nov 2023 | Disaster response | Global | Mobile for Development | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Preparedness | Report | Research | Resilient technology | Resource |
This report presents the opportunities, challenges and considerations associated with cell broadcast-enabled early warning systems.
Wednesday 8 Nov 2023 | Case study | Democratic Republic of Congo | Energy | Innovation fund and grants | Mobile for Development | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Resource | Sub-Saharan Africa |
This case study shares lessons and outcomes from our project with Bboxx, a technology company that transforms lives and unlocks potential by connecting consumers and deploying innovative products across Africa.
Wednesday 8 Nov 2023 | Burundi | Case study | Democratic Republic of Congo | Energy | Mobile for Development | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Resource | Sub-Saharan Africa |
This case study shares lessons and outcomes from our project with Altech, a Congolese enterprise that offers a range of solar energy solutions to expand access to clean, reliable, renewable and affordable energy for off- and poor-grid households.