- .@VodafoneGhana zero-rated their #mAgri #VAS in order to increase the value proposition - would you?… https://t.co/Pg12YdIBhd https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/890582596236849154
- RT @SophieYVE: Why are mobile phones important to refugees? Take a look https://t.co/jioU2Pr5Lx #ThursdayThoughts @GSMAm4dhttps://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/890573164400562176
- Number of M2M connections in SSA to reach 26m by 2020 #MobileEconomy https://t.co/4UrJ2RN8NY https://t.co/R43WUoMjxg https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/890546081293053952
- Working with @frogdesign, the #mAgri #mNutrition initiative grantees got behind #usercentric design principles… https://t.co/yp7OUnqJPD https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/890486947231277056
- Leveraging #mobile for the #underserved - #mNutrition services reach those living below the #povertyline:… https://t.co/xyAtsTDxlf https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/890244106504597506
Mobile for Development Utilities Programme
Unlocking access to essential utility services through mobile
Our mission is to unlock commercially sustainable business models that leverage mobile to deliver affordable and improved energy, water and sanitation services in emerging markets.
In emerging markets, many people cannot access basic utility services that are essential to life. The reach of mobile connectivity is greater than the reach of basic utility services, such as electricity and improved water and sanitation services.
The Mobile for Development Utilities Programme promotes the use of mobile networks, infrastructure and payment systems to open new pathways for affordable and reliable utility services to reach the underserved. These innovations for service delivery boost industry and economic growth, for example by enabling entrepreneurial phone charging services in remote areas, or reducing water service providers’ losses from water leakage or uncollected bills.
M4D Utilities seeks to drive the use of mobile to improve or increase access to basic utility services through the following activities:
- Innovation Fund: re-opening for applications in July 2017
- Knowledge sharing and convening
- Technical advisory to mobile operators
- Market building
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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