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Cybersecurity – A governance framework for mobile money providers

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Wednesday 11 Sep 2019 | English | Financial services products | Global | Industry positions | Mobile access and use | Mobile internet | Mobile Money | Operational best practices | Policy and regulation | Report | State of the industry and trends |

Cybercrime has become one of the greatest challenges of the digital age. The ubiquity of technology has intensified the risk of cyberattacks, and the rise of innovative and disruptive technologies in the digital economy has heightened ...

Digital credit for mobile money providers: A guide to addressing the risks associated with digital credit services

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Wednesday 11 Sep 2019 | Digital Inclusion | Ecosystem payments | English | Financial services products | Global | Mobile Money | Policy and regulation | Report | Resource |

The extensive uptake of mobile money in recent years and the subsequent creation of transactional data has spurred access to short-term loans for individuals who had been previously excluded from formal credit markets. By offering ...

Capacity Building course: Digital identity for the underserved and the role of mobile

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Monday 9 Sep 2019 | Digital Identity | The Commonwealth Digital Identity Initiative |

This free one-day course highlights the role of mobile in digital identification systems and how digital identity can empower people to become digital citizens who can fully participate in today’s digital economy.

Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation Podcast – Episode 2: The Ethics of Funding

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Wednesday 28 Aug 2019 | Business model | Grants | Innovation fund and grants | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Preparedness | Product development and product design | Refugee crisis | Response | Video |

Tune in to hear the Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation programme discuss key issues with mobile network operators and humanitarian partners in this new podcast series. In Episode 2, Olly Parsons (Senior Market Engagement Manager at ...

Mobile for Development Utilities Perspective – Our quarterly insights – Issue 1

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Friday 23 Aug 2019 | Energy | English | Innovation fund and grants | Mobile access and use | Mobile for Development Utilities | Mobile internet | Operational best practices | Report | Resource | Sanitation | South Asia | Sub-Saharan Africa | Water |

We're pleased to announce the publication of our first issue of the quarterly Mobile for Development Utilities Perspective, which will bring together and highlight insights from the work we've done with grantees of the Mobile for ...

Vodafone Sakhi: Voices of Impact from India

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Monday 19 Aug 2019 | Connected Women | Digital Inclusion for Women | Gender | India | Mobile Internet for Women | Safety and harassment | South Asia | Video |

Mobile has the power to make women feel safer. In 2018, Vodafone Idea launched ‘Sakhi’ across India, an exclusive safety service for women, focused on giving them the confidence to live life fearlessly. Vodafone Sakhi’s features ...

GSMA end-user research: Our top 5 lessons about digital identity

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Friday 2 Aug 2019 | Digital Identity | Research | Resource |

This video highlights our top five lessons learned about digital identity from the GSMA Digital Identity Team's end-user research.

Webinar on Demand: Exploring the GSMA Coverage Maps Platform

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Wednesday 24 Jul 2019 | Connected Society | Digital Inclusion | English | Mobile access and use | Mobile for Development | Mobile internet | Presentation | Resource | Rural network coverage | Sub-Saharan Africa | Video | Webinar |

Reliable population mobile coverage data is the starting point for enabling the digital economy. Access to this data is vital in order to identify who is covered and who is not; plan and finance network ...

Closing the Coverage Gap: How Innovation Can Drive Rural Connectivity

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Wednesday 17 Jul 2019 | Case study | Connected Society | Digital Inclusion | English | Global | Mobile for Development | Mobile internet | Report | Research | Resource | Sub-Saharan Africa |

Millions of people still do not live within reach of a mobile broadband network. Delivering this connectivity is increasingly becoming an economic challenge, and innovation is needed to reduce the cost and difficulty of deployments.

The State of Mobile Internet Connectivity Report 2019

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Tuesday 16 Jul 2019 | Connected Society | Digital Inclusion | English | Global | Mobile access and use | Mobile for Development | Mobile internet | Report | Research | State of the industry and trends |

Only 40% of the LMIC population are connected, compared to almost 75% of the population in high-income countries. More than half the world’s population are therefore still unable to realise the social and economic benefits that mobile internet can enable.

The Digital Lives of Refugees [Video]

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Tuesday 16 Jul 2019 | Jordan | Middle East and North Africa | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Refugee crisis | Rwanda | Sub-Saharan Africa | Uganda | Video |

This video showcases key findings from our new research, which looks at the ways refugees in Bidi Bidi settlement (Uganda), Kiziba camp (Rwanda), and urban settings in Jordan are using mobile phones to help guide digital interventions ...

The Digital Lives of Refugees

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Tuesday 16 Jul 2019 | Jordan | Middle East and North Africa | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Report | Research | Rwanda | Sub-Saharan Africa | Uganda |

Our new research, produced with UNHCR, looks at the ways in which refugees are using mobile phones to help guide digital interventions by humanitarian organisations and mobile network operators. The research identifies key trends ...

Economic Identities for Small Business Owners: Insights from Nigeria

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Wednesday 10 Jul 2019 | Business model | Digital Identity | Digital Inclusion | Nigeria | Resource | Sub-Saharan Africa | The Commonwealth Digital Identity Initiative |

Recent end-user research conducted by the GSMA Digital Identity programme highlighted that informal business owners in Nigeria – many of which are women – often struggle to demonstrate their personal and business ...

The Mobile Gender Gap: Africa

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Tuesday 9 Jul 2019 | Connected Women | Cote d'Ivoire | Digital Inclusion | Digital Inclusion for Women | English | Gender | Infographic | Kenya | Mobile access and use | Mobile for Development | Mobile internet | Mobile Internet for Women | Mozambique | Nigeria | Research | South Africa | Sub-Saharan Africa | Tanzania |

Sub-Saharan Africa has one of the widest mobile gender gaps of any region. Addressing these gender gaps in Africa is important in order to deliver the significant benefits of mobile and the internet to women, their families, communities and the economy.

AgriTech Webinar: Innovation Fund for Digitisation of Agricultural Value Chains

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Thursday 4 Jul 2019 | AgriTech |

In this webinar we talked through the recently launched GSMA Innovation Fund for Digitisation of Agricultural Value Chains and provided some background and context as to how the Fund has been established.

Championing a unified digital Person-to-Government (P2G) payments strategy: Lessons from Orange P2G payments in Africa

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Friday 28 Jun 2019 | Digital Inclusion | Ecosystem payments | English | Financial services products | Mobile Money | Report | Resource | Sub-Saharan Africa |

We explore five mobile money operations in West and Central Africa operated by Orange (Senegal, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Cameroon and DRC) and propose measures to tackle a number of challenges.

Improving financial inclusion through data for smallholder farmers in Kenya

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Thursday 27 Jun 2019 | Accelerating Digital and Financial Inclusion | AgriTech | Kenya | Report |

This report looks at the rise of digital agriculture tools in Kenya and the use of digital farm and farmer data generated by these tools to facilitate financial inclusion.

What to expect at the Mobile Money Leadership Forum with Ruan Swanepoel

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Thursday 27 Jun 2019 | Digital Inclusion | Ecosystem payments | English | Financial services products | Global | Mobile Money | Resource | Rwanda | Video |

Head of Mobile Money, Ruan Swanepoel, gives us a taste of what to expect at the 2019 Mobile Money Leadership Forum.

We’re hiring a Technical Lead and API Specialist!

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Thursday 27 Jun 2019 | Digital Inclusion | Ecosystem payments | English | Financial services products | Global | Interoperability | Mobile Money | Mobile Money APIs | Product development and product design | Resource | Video |

We are looking for new Technical Lead and API Specialist to join our GSMA Mobile Money team! Hear from our Director or Inclusive Fintech about these two new exciting opportunities. Apply Now! Technical Lead:

Selema’s story

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Thursday 20 Jun 2019 | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Video |

Nyarugusu is one of three large refugee camps in the Kigoma region. Established in 1996, it now hosts more than 150,000 refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Burundi. In 2016, the ...