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Supporting waterless flush sanitation through mobile technology – Loowatt

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Tuesday 16 Apr 2019 | English | Innovation fund and grants | Madagascar | Mobile access and use | Mobile for Development Utilities | Mobile internet | Mobile Money | Sanitation | Sub-Saharan Africa | Video |

In 2015, Loowatt was awarded a grant from the GSMA Mobile for Development Utilities programme to develop a suite of mobile services to track its waste collection processes, collect payments with mobile money and communicate better with ...

Intelligent Utilities for All

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Monday 25 Feb 2019 | Content creation and stylization | Energy | English | Global | Industry positions | Innovation fund and grants | Mobile access and use | Mobile for Development Utilities | Operational best practices | Product development and product design | Report | Sanitation | State of the industry and trends | Water |

In this year’s Mobile for Development (M4D) Utilities Annual Report, we are proud to present sector trends through a complete review of the portfolio of organisations the programme has supported through its Innovation Fund. We are ...

Delivering water to urban homes through smart metering and mobile payments – CityTaps

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Friday 22 Feb 2019 | English | Innovation fund and grants | Mobile access and use | Mobile for Development Utilities | Niger | Product development and product design | Sub-Saharan Africa | Video | Water |

In 2017, the GSMA Mobile for Development Utilities programme awarded CityTaps a grant to scale their prepaid water service platform to enable the urban poor to access affordable and safe running water at home. Their prepaid smart meter ...

Access to water and sanitation in emerging markets – the impact of mobile technology

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Tuesday 13 Nov 2018 | English | Innovation fund and grants | Mobile access and use | Mobile for Development Utilities | Product development and product design | Resource | Sanitation | South Asia | Sub-Saharan Africa | Video | Water |

In emerging markets, there is a significant gap in access to water and sanitation services. Mobile technology, with its almost ubiquitous presence and coverage is uniquely placed to help address this problem. We spoke to past and ...

The IPN Hub: Exploring its utility beyond pay-as-you-go solar

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Friday 28 Sep 2018 | Digital Inclusion | Ecosystem payments | Energy | English | Financial services products | Global | Interoperability | Mobile access and use | Mobile for Development Utilities | Mobile Money | Report | Resource | Rwanda | Sub-Saharan Africa |

The Instant Payment Notification (IPN) Hub is an industry utility created by the GSMA to enable ...

Key trends in mobile-enabled water services: What’s working and what’s next

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Friday 24 Aug 2018 | English | Innovation fund and grants | Mobile access and use | Mobile for Development Utilities | Mobile Money | Product development and product design | Research | Resource | South Asia | State of the industry and trends | Sub-Saharan Africa | User insights and data | Water |

The business models in mobile-enabled water services are fast evolving towards a promising future. Through mobile payments and machine to machine (M2M) connectivity, water service providers and utilities are beginning to optimise costs ...

Changing lives through mobile-enabled, solar-powered irrigation in Kenya – SunCulture

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Monday 21 May 2018 | Business model | Energy | English | Innovation fund and grants | Kenya | Mobile access and use | Mobile for Development Utilities | Product development and product design | Resource | Sub-Saharan Africa | Video | Water |

In 2015, the GSMA Mobile for Development Utilities programme awarded SunCulture a grant to design and scale solar-powered irrigation systems that make it cheaper and easier for farmers in Kenya to grow high-value fresh fruits and ...

The work of our partners in enabling access to energy

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Wednesday 2 May 2018 | Case study | Energy | English | Innovation fund and grants | Mobile access and use | Mobile for Development Utilities | Product development and product design | Resource | Rural network coverage | South Asia | Sub-Saharan Africa | User insights and data | Video |

Mobile technology is a key component for providing those in emerging markets with access to energy. At Mobile World Congress 2018, we asked some of our Mobile for Development Utilities Innovation Fund grantees and other leading ...

d.light and RE-VOLT: Pay-as-you-go solar service driving mobile money adoption in Haiti

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Wednesday 25 Apr 2018 | Case study | Energy | English | Haiti | Innovation fund and grants | Latin America & the Caribbean | Mobile access and use | Mobile for Development Utilities | Mobile internet | Mobile Money | Product development and product design | Resource | User insights and data |

In December 2015, the GSMA Mobile for Development Utilities programme awarded an 18-month grant to d.light, in partnership with RE-VOLT and Digicel, to scale up a lease-to-own energy model in Haiti through the distribution of ...

Africa Water Enterprises: Using IoT to monitor and introduce pre-payment for remote water stands in The Gambia

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Tuesday 3 Apr 2018 | Case study | English | Innovation fund and grants | Mobile access and use | Mobile for Development Utilities | Mobile internet | Operational best practices | Product development and product design | Resource | Sub-Saharan Africa | Water |

In 2015, Africa Water Enterprises (AWE) was awarded a grant from the GSMA Mobile for Development Utilities programme to install 100 eWATERtaps in The Gambia. The eWATER system managed water distribution and bill collection to improve ...

2017 State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money

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Monday 26 Feb 2018 | Digital Inclusion | Digital Inclusion for Women | East Asia and Pacific | Ecosystem payments | Energy | English | Europe and Central Asia | Financial services products | French | Gender | Global | international remittances | Interoperability | Latin America & the Caribbean | Middle East and North Africa | Mobile access and use | Mobile for Development | Mobile for Development Utilities | Mobile internet | Mobile Internet for Women | Mobile Money | Mobile Money APIs | Mobile Money for Women | Mobile Money Hackathon | Policy and regulation | Refugee crisis | Report | Research | Resource | Social impact and behavioural change | South Asia | Spanish | State of the industry and trends | Sub-Saharan Africa | User insights and data | Water |

2017 saw a number of new trends in mobile money – from the accelerated growth of bank-to-mobile interoperability, to the emergence of South Asia as the fastest growing region, and a raft of innovations designed to reach the most ...

KopaGas: Mobile-enabled Pay-as-you-Cook service in Tanzania

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Wednesday 7 Feb 2018 | Business model | Case study | Energy | Innovation fund and grants | Mobile access and use | Mobile for Development Utilities | Mobile internet | Product development and product design | Resource | Sub-Saharan Africa | Tanzania |

In 2015, the GSMA Mobile for Development Utilities programme awarded an Innovation Fund grant to KopaGas, to design a low-cost smart meter for Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) canisters. Through a PAYG model, customers were able to purchase ...

Instant Payment Notification (IPN) Hub: Accelerating the Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) Utilities sector through mobile money

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Monday 29 Jan 2018 | Case study | Digital Inclusion | Energy | English | Financial services products | Interoperability | Mobile access and use | Mobile for Development Utilities | Mobile Money | Mobile Money for Women | Product development and product design | Resource | Rwanda | Sub-Saharan Africa |

Globally, 1.2 billion people lack access to electricity. The pay-as-you-go (PAYG) solar industry uses an innovative model to provide customers access to electricity in remote areas while allowing them to pay for it incrementally using ...

Going greenfield with utility pay-as-you-go models: Enabling access to water, sanitation and energy in and beyond East Africa

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Wednesday 20 Dec 2017 | Energy | English | Middle East and North Africa | Mobile access and use | Mobile for Development Utilities | Mobile internet | Product development and product design | Research | Resource | Sanitation | South Asia | Sub-Saharan Africa | User insights and data | Water |

Pay-as-you-go (PAYG) services have been hugely successful in supporting clean energy solutions, with PAYG solar sales exceeding 1.6 million by mid-2017. The growth of PAYG solar, concentrated in East Africa, has driven entrepreneurs to ...

Loowatt: Using mobile tools to support the provision of urban sanitation services in Madagascar

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Wednesday 6 Dec 2017 | Business model | Case study | English | Innovation fund and grants | Madagascar | Mobile for Development Utilities | Resource | Sanitation | Social impact and behavioural change | Sub-Saharan Africa | Water |

In 2015 Loowatt was awarded an M4D Utilities grant, in partnership with Airtel Madagascar, to use mobile technology to support the service and maintenance of 100 waterless household toilets. Customers used mobile money ...

Sanergy: Exploring the use of mobile-enabled sensors to optimise sanitation waste collection in Kenya

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Sunday 19 Nov 2017 | Case study | English | Innovation fund and grants | Kenya | Mobile access and use | Mobile for Development Utilities | Mobile internet | Product development and product design | Resource | Sanitation | Sub-Saharan Africa |

In 2015 Sanergy was awarded an Mobile for Development (M4D) Utilities grant with SweetSense to install GSM and RFID enabled infrared sensors to record Fresh Life Toilet activity and estimate fill levels. Waste collectors and Fresh-Life ...

Wonderkid: Digitising water utilities in Kenya

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Friday 10 Nov 2017 | Case study | English | Kenya | Mobile access and use | Mobile for Development Utilities | Mobile internet | Operational best practices | Product development and product design | Resource | Sub-Saharan Africa | Water |

In 2015, Wonderkid was awarded a Mobile for Development (M4D) Utilities grant to develop and deploy a number of mobile tools for water utilities to improve the quality of their customer care and billing services. Wonderkid worked with ...

Gham Power: Finding a replicable model for mobile-enabled micro-grids with NCell in Nepal

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Tuesday 24 Oct 2017 | Case study | Energy | English | Grants | Innovation fund and grants | Mobile access and use | Mobile for Development Utilities | Mobile internet | Nepal | Product development and product design | Resource | Rural network coverage | South Asia |

In May 2015, the GSMA Mobile for Development (M4D) Utilities programme awarded Gham Power a grant to expand the capacity of two micro-grids in Nepal, improving energy access for two rural villages and providing energy to two NCell ...

Access to energy through mobile is changing lives

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Friday 15 Sep 2017 | English | Global | Mobile for Development Utilities | Resource | Tanzania | Video |

The mobile industry is playing a crucial role in achieving Sustainable Development Goal 7: Universal energy access by 2030. New models to deliver energy to underserved consumers are emerging out of a convergence between mobile ...

Easypaisa: A mobile operator-led solar PAYG model for Pakistan

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Monday 19 Jun 2017 | Case study | Energy | English | Innovation fund and grants | Mobile access and use | Mobile for Development Utilities | Mobile internet | Pakistan | Resource | Rural network coverage | South Asia |

In January 2014, Easypaisa was awarded a Seed grant to trial the sale of 125 solar home systems in Pakistan. Easypaisa worked with two vendors for this project, Roshan Energy and Brighterlite Pakistan to test two different PAYG ...