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GSMA Innovation Fund Impact Portfolio 2023

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Thursday 15 Feb 2024 | Asia and Australia | Innovation Fund | Innovation fund and grants | Mobile for Development | Report | South Asia | Sub-Saharan Africa |

The first edition of our Impact Portfolio summarises the Fund's methodology and our Theory of Change. It outlines our commitment to supporting female founders, and how we champion the development of emerging tech, such as AI, IoT and blockchain.

Webinar: E-commerce in Ethiopia – Unleashing the opportunity for MSMEs

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Thursday 8 Feb 2024 | Building the financial ecosystem | Central Insights Unit | English | Ethiopia | Presentation | Report | Resource | Sub-Saharan Africa | Video | Webinar |

Catch up on our webinar, held in collaboration with FSD Ethiopia, where we explore Ethiopia-specific findings from our

Webinar: E-commerce in Nigeria – Unleashing the opportunity for MSMEs

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Thursday 25 Jan 2024 | Building the financial ecosystem | Central Insights Unit | English | Mobile access and use | Nigeria | Policy and regulation | Presentation | Report | Resource | Sub-Saharan Africa | Video | Webinar |

Catch up on our webinar, in collaboration with the Lagos Business School, where we will share our Nigeria-specific findings from our

Webinar: The State of Mobile Internet Connectivity Report 2023

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Friday 9 Feb 2024 | Connected Society | English | Global | Mobile access and use | Presentation | Report | Research | Resource | Video |

In this webinar recording, learn about the latest trends in global connectivity from The State of Mobile Internet Connectivity Report 2023. By the end of 2022, 4.6 billion people were using ...

The commercial sustainability of mobile money providers in interoperability initiatives

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Monday 5 Feb 2024 | Mobile for Development | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme - filter | Mobile money subject | Report | Resource |

Interoperable transactions are driving the mobile money industry. Bank-to-mobile and mobile-to-bank interoperable transactions are among the fastest-growing mobile money use cases. However, across low- and middle-income countries ...

The value of artificial intelligence deployment for anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing

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Thursday 25 Jan 2024 | Mobile Money | Mobile money subject | Report |

Organisations worldwide are increasingly integrating artificial intelligence (AI) into various business operations. This report explores the diverse AI tools applicable to tasks related to Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the ...

GSMA Innovation Fund Start-ups: Koolboks

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Tuesday 23 Jan 2024 | Case studies | Climate | climate resilience | Digital Utilities | Energy | Nigeria | Resource | Sub-Saharan Africa | Video |

Koolboks, a start-up from the GSMA Innovation Fund for Digital Urban Services, is using solar power and pay-as-you-go (PAYG) technology to address energy challenges in Nigeria.

GSMA Innovation Fund Bootcamp 2023 Highlights

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Monday 22 Jan 2024 | Innovation Fund | Mobile for Development | Resource | Video |

This video highlights how the GSMA Innovation Fund supports these innovative organisations, what milestones they have reached since collaborating with us, how mobile technology can help them scale, and what they learned at Bootcamp 2023.

Evolution of the Mobile Money Regulatory Index

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Thursday 18 Jan 2024 | Mobile for Development | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme - filter | Mobile money subject | Report |

In 2018, the GSMA introduced the groundbreaking Mobile Money Regulatory Index. Up until 2021, this index featured 28 indicators organised into six dimensions, each meticulously scored using a combination of qualitative and quantitative ...

The Impact of Mobile Money Interoperability on Financial Inclusion

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Wednesday 17 Jan 2024 | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme - filter | Report | Resource |

Interoperability has taken on an increased focus in mobile money markets, as it now exists in around half of the 100 countries that have at least one mobile money service. Initially, mobile money interoperability ...

Women’s Trust of Mobile Money and Agents in Nigeria and Senegal

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Monday 8 Jan 2024 | English | Financial inclusion for women | Gender | Mobile for Development | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme - filter | Mobile money subject | Nigeria | Report | Resource | Senegal |

Access to mobile money is critical to improve financial inclusion for billions across low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). It can be a key enabler in reducing poverty and improving prosperity, as well as increasing resilience against negative economic

Connectivity in Crisis: The Humanitarian Implications of Connectivity for Crisis-Affected Communities

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Monday 8 Jan 2024 | Mobile for Development | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Report | Research | Resource |

Connectivity has drastically changed the way in which crisis affected people live their lives and the ways that humanitarians provide assistance. This report focuses on the humanitarian implications of connectivity and the risks it poses.

Mobile for Development brochure 2023

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Thursday 4 Jan 2024 | English | Global | Mobile for Development | Resource |

In the 16 years since its inception, Mobile for Development has remained true to its vision: Driving innovation in digital technology to reduce inequalities in our world. Download our brochure to learn more about the work of Mobile for Development.

Frontier Tech Video Series Episode 3: Smarter Smallholder Agriculture – Access, Obstacles and Opportunities: A perspective from Fasal

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Monday 4 Dec 2023 | AgriTech solutions | Central Insights Unit | English | Frontier Technology | India | Mobile for Development | South Asia | Video |

The Central Insights Unit hosts a series of fireside chats with industry experts and practitioners exploring the opportunity to leverage frontier technologies for sustainable development. In this third episode ...

Digital Inclusion for All: Session highlights from MWC Kigali

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Thursday 30 Nov 2023 | Accelerating Digital and Financial Inclusion | Connected Society | Mobile access and use | Report | Research | State of the industry and trends | Sub-Saharan Africa | Video |

Sub-Saharan Africa has experienced continual improvement in mobile broadband penetration and as such the coverage gap has steadily reduced year on year. The majority of the unconnected live in areas covered by a mobile broadband ...

Cell Broadcast for Early Warning Systems: A review of the technology and how to implement it

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Tuesday 28 Nov 2023 | Disaster response | Global | Mobile for Development | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Preparedness | Report | Research | Resilient technology | Resource |

This report presents the opportunities, challenges and considerations associated with cell broadcast-enabled early warning systems.

GSMA Innovation Fund Start-ups: Diyalo

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Monday 20 Nov 2023 | Case study | Digital Utilities | English | Innovation Fund | Innovation fund and grants | Nepal | South Asia | Video |

Diyalo is a pioneer in water tech solutions. With 10 years of experience in the sector, they have partnerships with 600 utilities that serve 1.2 million households with their existing solution – an IoT-based water quality monitoring technology.

M4H Innovation Fund lessons and outcomes: The Rumie Initiative

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Thursday 9 Nov 2023 | Afghanistan | Case study | Innovation fund and grants | Middle East and North Africa | Mobile for Development | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Pakistan | Resource |

This case study shares lessons and outcomes from our project with The Rumie Initiative, a non-profit organisation that makes free innovative and authentic learning available for everyone with a mobile device.

The GSMA Innovation Fund for Climate Resilience and Adaptation: Portfolio overview

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Wednesday 1 Nov 2023 | Climate | climate resilience | ClimateTech | English | Global | Innovation Fund for Climate Resilience and Adaptation | Report | Resource | Sub-Saharan Africa |

This catalogue profiles the 12 organisations accepted into The GSMA Innovation Fund for Climate Resilience and Adaptation cohort.

M4H Innovation Fund lessons and outcomes: Bboxx

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Wednesday 8 Nov 2023 | Case study | Democratic Republic of Congo | Energy | Innovation fund and grants | Mobile for Development | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Resource | Sub-Saharan Africa |

This case study shares lessons and outcomes from our project with Bboxx, a technology company that transforms lives and unlocks potential by connecting consumers and deploying innovative products across Africa.