- #GSMA's Mobile Connectivity Index puts #Sweden in the top 10 #mobile connectivity ranking, find out why here:… https://t.co/Tz5mB03ke0 https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/921375619627343873
- East #Africa has become a hub for digital innovation over the last couple of years, find out why in our in our blog… https://t.co/Lks2rdtszT https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/921043411481882624
- See how @dialoglk is increasing accessibility to #mobile services through their 5-Star Partner Programme… https://t.co/qO2qCcsx95 https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/921028348955983873
- RT @Cvllr: 🏆 Wow! It's been an incredibly busy 6 months for the 9 #startups in our portfolio. Read all about it here: https://t.co/XoFdOBpg …https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/920999564714405889
- Hear from @Amuhura, at ‘Women’s World Banking: What is the State of Digital Financial Services?’ session… https://t.co/64jJdyn87Y https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/920995829321752581
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:
- The M4D Utilities Innovation Fund
- 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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