Tune in to hear the Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation (M4H) team discuss key issues with our mobile network operator and humanitarian partners in this new podcast series.
Episode 1: Gender & Inclusivity
In Episode 1, Rosie Afia (Market Engagement Manager at the GSMA) and Claudia Simler (former COO at Refunite) discuss issues surrounding gender and inclusivity in the digital humanitarian space from Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement in Gulu, Uganda.
Episode 2: The Ethics of Funding
In Episode 2, Olly Parsons (Senior Market Engagement Manager at the GSMA) and Bernhard Kowatsch (Head of Innovation Accelerator at the United Nations World Food Programme) discuss issues around the ethics of funding.
Here they draw on experience working on the GSMA Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation Fund, and the World Food Programme’s Innovation Accelerator.
Episode 3: Digital Cash Transfers
In Episode 3, Maha Khan (Research and Insights Director at GSMA) and Rosa Akbari (Senior Advisor of Technology for Development at Mercy Corps) discuss digital cash transfers in humanitarian settings.
Episode 4: Lessons from the Innovation Fund
In Episode 4, Rosie Afia (Market Engagement Manager at GSMA) and Francois Petousis (Head of Product and Director of Humanitarian Projects at Lumkani) discuss grantee learnings from the M4H Innovation Fund.
Episode 5: Digital Identity
In Episode 5, Yiannis Theodorou (Senior Policy and Advocacy Director at GSMA) and Nicholas Oakeshott (Senior Identity Management Officer at UNHCR) discuss the importance of digital identity in humanitarian contexts.