- Our twelfth #M4DUtilities #innovationfund case study looks at @Easypaisa’s #solar #payg launch in #Pakistan:… https://t.co/SApkIYqYaB https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/880078637046747137
- The new #M4DUtilities toolkit provides answers to key questions about #mobilemoney integration for #utilities… https://t.co/A9cHwCsD6H https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/880063375975227392
- Here are our four key takeaways from the @waterpreneurs #innovate4water forum 2017 #M4DUtilities:… https://t.co/UPE8ObwYYr https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/879728567185178624
- What are the five prerequisites for high quality #mHealth content? Our latest blog has the answers:… https://t.co/c9DrIrx4uD https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/879685919556743168
- .@Turkcell CEO @Kaan_Terzioglu shares his vision of responsible leadership & commitment to delivering the #SDGs… https://t.co/1q4jVLgwG3 https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/879656836642869248
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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