- @VodafoneGhana Farmer's Club users make land management changes: https://t.co/0fJpPZUsiS #ICT4D #M4D… https://t.co/5mtVrvPGau https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/897850923854299136
- See how #refugees in Nyarugusu camp in #Tanzania are harnessing #mobile #tech to improve their lives:… https://t.co/2wh0JEdvxJ https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/897835503642345472
- Over five million #farmer beneficiaries in under two years! That's the #powerofmobile https://t.co/0fJpPZUsiS … https://t.co/A26KJ4ot8y https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/897820574268960770
- #Agribusiness needs for #digitising #agricultural value chains - takeways from #mAgri’s workshop at #M360Africa: https://t.co/8wLuT3VQ4E https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/897760000285822978
- GDP contribution by the #mobile industry to increase to $142bn in SSA by 2020 #MobileEconomy https://t.co/kGDQ1pJ6OJ https://t.co/wW7HelzUn1 https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/897748548145602561
Connected Society Programme
Unlocking the power of the mobile internet
Our mission is to support the mobile industry to increase the adoption of the internet for the underserved by tackling key barriers: network coverage, affordability, digital skills and locally relevant content.
The internet is the most important enabler of social development and economic growth of our time. Already 3.2 billion people are online – 2.4 billion of them through mobile – directly benefiting from and contributing to the digital economy. 4 billion people remain offline, unable to participate and unaware of the opportunities.
The unconnected population is predominantly located in developing world markets, typically on low incomes and lacking basic and digital literacy skills. Women are disproportionately affected by these challenges. Mobile represents the best opportunity for the underserved to join the digital economy.
The Connected Society Programme works with the mobile industry and key stakeholders to improve network coverage, affordability, digital skills and locally relevant content, in pursuit of wider adoption of the mobile internet.
This initiative is currently funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), and supported by the GSMA and its members.
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