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Mobile money agent training on the humanitarian code of conduct

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Tuesday 1 Oct 2019 | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Rwanda | Sub-Saharan Africa | Video |

In July and August 2019, the GSMA Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation programme conducted training in Rwanda with MTN mobile money agents on the humanitarian code of conduct. This is to ensure that agents working with Rwanda's refugee ...

Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation Podcast – Episode 3: Digital Cash Transfers

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Wednesday 25 Sep 2019 | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Mobile Money | Refugee crisis | Video |

In Episode 3, Maha Khan (Research and Insights Director at GSMA) and Rosa Akbari (Senior Advisor of Technology for Development at Mercy Corps) discuss digital cash transfers in humanitarian settings.

Bridging the mobile disability gap in refugee settings

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Wednesday 25 Sep 2019 | Case study | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Rwanda | Sub-Saharan Africa | Uganda |

Despite facing multiple exclusions there are green shoots demonstrating how digital technology can support persons with disabilities during crises. The aim of this case study is to highlight refugees with disabilities’ access to ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Fadhili’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 Vodafone Foundation launched its ...

Louise’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 Vodafone Foundation launched its ...

Subira’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 Vodafone Foundation launched its ...

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 ...

Telesom ZAAD: Pushing the mobile money CVA frontier

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Monday 3 Jun 2019 | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Somaliland |

This case study reveals the promise of mobile money-enabled cash and voucher assistance programmes in Somaliland.

Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation Podcast – Episode 1: Gender and Inclusivity

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Friday 10 May 2019 | Digital Inclusion | Gender | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Refugee crisis | Sub-Saharan Africa | 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 1, Rosie Afia (Market Engagement Manager at GSMA) and ...

GSMA Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation Fund: Disaster Response Portfolio

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Wednesday 1 May 2019 | Innovation fund and grants | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Video |

The GSMA Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation Fund aims promote innovation in the use of mobile technology to address humanitarian challenges. This video showcases our Round 1 portfolio, which focuses on disaster response.

GSMA interview with Kelly T. Clements, Deputy High Commissioner of UNHCR

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Thursday 25 Apr 2019 | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Video |

During the Ministerial Programme at MWC19, the GSMA Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation programme interviewed Kelly T. Clements, Deputy High Commissioner, UNHCR.

GSMA interview with Ursula Mueller, Assistant Secretary-General of UN OCHA

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Thursday 25 Apr 2019 | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Video |

During the Ministerial Programme at MWC19 the GSMA Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation programme interviewed Ursula Mueller, Assistant Secretary-General of UN OCHA.

Mobile money enabled cash aid delivery

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Wednesday 10 Apr 2019 | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Mobile Money | Video |

The role of mobile money in humanitarian contexts.

Mobile money enabled cash aid delivery: Essential considerations for humanitarian practitioners

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Wednesday 10 Apr 2019 | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Mobile Money |

This report offers guidance for humanitarian practitioners considering mobile money enabled cash and voucher assistance programmes.

Mobile money enabled cash aid delivery: Operational handbook for mobile money providers

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Wednesday 10 Apr 2019 | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Mobile Money |

This handbook provides essential background on the humanitarian sector, and cash and voucher assistance programmes, plus outlining the operational steps involved in delivering CVA successfully.

Mobilising cash and voucher assistance programmes: The case for mobile money

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Monday 1 Apr 2019 | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Mobile Money |

This report offers recommendations for both humanitarian organisations and mobile money service providers regarding the partnerships required to enable effective and efficient use of mobile money in humanitarian contexts.

Bridging the mobile gender gap for refugees

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Monday 25 Mar 2019 | Gender | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Report | Rwanda | Sub-Saharan Africa | Uganda |

A case study of women’s use of mobile phones in Bidi Bidi Refugee Settlement and Kiziba Refugee Camp.

Mobile-enabled energy for humanitarian contexts

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Tuesday 26 Feb 2019 | Kenya | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Resource |

The case for pay-as-you-go solar home systems in Kakuma Refugee Camp

Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation 2018 Annual Report

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Monday 25 Feb 2019 | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Report | Resource |

The 2018 Annual Report outlines the GSMA Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation (M4H) programme's key achievements and activities throughout the year.

Displaced and Disconnected

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Wednesday 20 Feb 2019 | Afghanistan | Bangladesh | Brazil | Burundi | Cameroon | Central African Republic | Chad | Democratic Republic of Congo | Ethiopia | Jordan | Mauritania | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Niger | Nigeria | Report | Rwanda | Tanzania | Turkey | Uganda | Zambia |

This report, produced by UNHCR in partnership with the GSMA, focuses on a relatively under-explored, but nonetheless significant barrier to access among refugees and other displaced persons: legal and regulatory ...

Mobile-enabled utilities

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Monday 18 Feb 2019 | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Video |

Harnessing mobile-enabled off-grid energy and water innovations to improve the lives of displaced people

Food security and climate change

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Monday 18 Feb 2019 | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Video |

Mobile solutions for food security, adaptation and resilience to climate change

Digital identity

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Monday 18 Feb 2019 | Digital Identity | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Video |

Leveraging mobile to enable proof of identification for people affected by humanitarian crises

Gender and inclusivity

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Monday 18 Feb 2019 | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Video |

Exploring how mobile-enabled solutions can reduce the gender gap in access to digital humanitarian services and enhance equality and accessibility of assistance for vulnerable segments of the population

Mobile financial services

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Monday 18 Feb 2019 | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Video |

Accelerating the provision of mobile financial services to enable digital cash transfers and support the livelihoods and financial empowerment and resilience of disaster-affected populations

Recognising Urban Refugees in Jordan: Opportunities for mobile-enabled identity solutions

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Tuesday 22 Jan 2019 | Digital Identity | Jordan | Middle East and North Africa | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Mobile Money | Refugee crisis | Resource |

This report, through an extensive literature review and stakeholder interviews, brings new focus on the complex identity-related challenges faced by urban refugees in Jordan, the tenth largest refugee-hosting nation in the world. ...

Landscaping the digital humanitarian ecosystem

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Monday 7 Jan 2019 | English | Global | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Report | Resource |

The GSMA consulted with industry experts across five main thematic areas to better understand the opportunities, benefits and challenges of building a digital ecosystem for humanitarian contexts. These key thematic areas are: - ...

Key Trends from Round 2 of the GSMA Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation Fund

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Thursday 20 Dec 2018 | Innovation fund and grants | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Resource |

The GSMA Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation Fund was launched to promote innovation in the use of mobile technology and catalyse shared value partnerships to address humanitarian challenges. This report shares key trends from ...

The 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season: Mobile industry impact and response in the Caribbean

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Friday 30 Mar 2018 | Humanitarian Connectivity Charter | Latin America & the Caribbean | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Preparedness | Resource | Response |

This report captures some of the key ways GSMA members and their partners responded to Hurricanes Irma and Maria in the Caribbean, from before the storms made landfall to the clean-up and restoration efforts. Using first-hand ...

Key Trends from the Inaugural Round of the GSMA Disaster Response Innovation Fund

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Friday 9 Mar 2018 | Global | Innovation fund and grants | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Resource |

In September 2017, with support from the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the GSMA launched the Disaster Response Innovation Fund, which aims to catalyse partnerships that are driving innovations seeking to improve ...

Humanitarian Connectivity Charter Annual Report – 2017

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Monday 26 Feb 2018 | Global | Humanitarian Connectivity Charter | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Preparedness | Refugee crisis | Report | Resource | Response |

This year’s GSMA Humanitarian Connectivity Charter Annual Report shares how our signatories continue to contribute to three key trends in digital humanitarianism: displacement and connectivity, humanitarian cash transfers and innovation.

Exercising Business Continuity Plans for Natural Disasters: A Quick Guide for MNOs

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Friday 17 Nov 2017 | English | Global | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Preparedness | Resilient technology | Resource | Response |

The main objectives of this guide are to: • Provide an overview of the principles of BCM underpinning the organisation of incident and/or disaster management exercises, from an MNO’s point of view; • Introduce best practices for ...

Humanitarian Payment Digitisation: Focus On Uganda’s Bidi Bidi Refugee Settlement

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Friday 10 Nov 2017 | Case study | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Mobile Money | Refugee crisis | Resource | Sub-Saharan Africa | Uganda |

Our latest research report looks at ways that a number of humanitarian organisations have started to collaborate with the private sector, in particular, mobile network operators, and shares insights on the operational success factors ...

Effective Business Continuity Guidelines for Mobile Network Operators

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Tuesday 15 Aug 2017 | English | Global | Guidelines | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Preparedness | Resource |

This Business Continuity Management (BCM) guidance document will assist Mobile Network Operators in fulfilling their business continuity management obligations. The toolkit is aligned with industry standards and the 2016 GSMA Disaster ...

Refugees and Identity: Considerations for Mobile-enabled Registration and Aid Delivery

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Thursday 20 Jul 2017 | Digital Identity | English | Global | Iraq | Kenya | Middle East and North Africa | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Report | Resource |

An area of increasing focus is the opportunity for mobile and digital technology to play a role in establishing unique, digital identities for refugees. Innovations in mobile technology have also brought about a shift in the way ...

Mobile is a Lifeline: Research from Nyarugusu Refugee Camp, Tanzania

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Tuesday 11 Jul 2017 | English | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Refugee crisis | Report | Resource | Sub-Saharan Africa | Tanzania |

This report explores the socio-economic impact of connectivity for refugees in a large, rural camp setting in Tanzania. In 2016, Vodacom installed a 3G tower in Nyarugusu refugee camp for the first time, providing an opportunity to ...

Landscape Report: Mobile Money, Humanitarian Cash Transfers and Displaced Populations

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Tuesday 23 May 2017 | French | Haiti | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Pakistan | Report | Resource | Rwanda |

Over the past decade, natural disasters and complex emergencies have led to a sharp increase in the need for humanitarian assistance. GSMA data shows that at least 19 markets have more mobile money ...

Italy Earthquake Response and Recovery

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Tuesday 4 Apr 2017 | Case study | English | Europe and Central Asia | Humanitarian Connectivity Charter | Italy | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Resource |

This case study highlights the response, best practices, and lessons learned by MNOs in Italy (TIM, 3 Italia, Wind and Vodafone) as a result of these earthquakes, and outlines priority areas aimed at improving preparedness and response ...

Managing disaster response through mobile: Asia Pacific

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Monday 27 Feb 2017 | Bangladesh | East Asia and Pacific | English | Humanitarian Connectivity Charter | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Myanmar | Resource | South Asia |

The report provides an overview of the Asia Pacific mobile market, the disaster risk landscape and examples of the innovative solutions being developed by the industry. As well as a regional overview, this report focuses on two ...

Managing disaster response through mobile: Middle East and North Africa

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Monday 27 Feb 2017 | English | Humanitarian Connectivity Charter | Iraq | Middle East and North Africa | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Resource | Yemen |

The report provides an overview of the MENA mobile market, the disaster risk landscape and examples of the innovative solutions being developed by the industry. As well as a regional overview, this report focuses on two markets; Iraq ...

Managing disaster response through mobile: Latin America

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Monday 27 Feb 2017 | English | Latin America & the Caribbean | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Report | Resource |

This report provides an overview of the Latin American mobile market, the disaster risk landscape and examples of the innovative solutions being developed by the industry. As well as providing a regional overview, this report focuses ...

New report: Mission Critical Communications

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Monday 27 Feb 2017 | English | Global | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Report | Resource |

This paper introduces eMBMS or LTE-Broadcast by highlighting the commercial benefits of the technology to Mobile Network Operators and most importantly the societal benefits it can deliver via PEWS to people caught up in disaster ...

Humanitarian Connectivity Charter Annual Report 2016

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Thursday 23 Feb 2017 | English | Global | Humanitarian Connectivity Charter | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Report | Resource |

The 2016 Annual Report tells the story of the growth
of the Humanitarian Connectivity Charter from its launch in 2015, to the end of 2016, charting how its footprint has expanded to more than 75 countries, becoming a globally ...

The Importance of mobile for refugees: a landscape of new services and approaches

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Wednesday 1 Feb 2017 | English | Global | Humanitarian Connectivity Charter | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Refugee crisis | Report | Resource | State of the industry and trends |

During 2016 the global refugee crisis continued to grow, with current figures suggesting that more than 65 million people are forcibly displaced, 21.3 million of whom are refugees. This landscaping report provides a snapshot of the ...

Business Continuity Management: Planning for disaster resilience in mobile networks

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Wednesday 4 May 2016 | English | Global | Guidelines | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Preparedness | Report | Resilient technology | Resource | Response |

The Business Continuity Management report aims to highlight the measures undertaken by mobile network operators in order to increase the resilience of their business, of the services they provide and the communities they serve. ...

Partnership Guidelines: Building effective relationships between MNOs and NGOs in complex environments and crises

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Thursday 10 Mar 2016 | English | Global | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Report | Resource |

Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) are increasingly sought as partners to deliver services developed by the humanitarian sector and Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in the wake of natural disasters or other humanitarian emergencies. ...

Disaster Response – Nepal Earthquake Response and Recovery Overview

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Thursday 3 Dec 2015 | Case study | English | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Nepal | Resource | Response | South Asia |

This assessment aims to capture some of the key actions taken by GSMA members and their partners responding to the Nepal earthquake in April 2015. It highlights areas of innovation, identifies challenges and gaps and outlines ...

M4D Impact Products & Services Landscape – Quarterly Report

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Tuesday 3 Nov 2015 | Digital Identity | English | Global | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Research | Resource | Social impact and behavioural change | State of the industry and trends | User insights and data |

Over the last year, we have showcased many new products and services from our M4D Products & Services Tracker. As the number of mobile products and services increases, the opportunity for identity solutions has also ...

Industry Position: Emergency Telecoms Regulation

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Monday 2 Nov 2015 | English | Global | Industry positions | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Policy and regulation | Resource |

This industry position statement outlines guidelines for effective emergency telecommunications regulation. Download -

Preparing for the Unexpected: Ooredoo responds to a Water Crisis in the Maldives

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Tuesday 21 Jul 2015 | Case study | East Asia and Pacific | English | Maldives | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Resource | Response |

On the 4th of December 2014, a fire broke out at the Maldives Water and Sewerage Company Generator Unit located on the island capital Malé resulting in the cutting off of drinking water to over 150,000 people. Whilst government bodies ...

Dewn: Dialog’s Disaster and Emergency Warning Network

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Friday 6 Feb 2015 | Case study | East Asia and Pacific | English | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Preparedness | Resilient technology | Resource | Sri Lanka |

On December 26th 2014, the tenth anniversary of the Indian Ocean Tsunami, Sri Lankan Mobile Network Operator Dialog unveiled version 2 of is Disaster and Emergency Warning Network; DEWN v2. Developed in the aftermath of the 2004 ...

Disaster Response: Mobile Money for the Displaced

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Friday 23 Jan 2015 | English | Financial services products | Global | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Preparedness | Research | Resource | Uganda |

Advances in mobile technology have opened up new opportunities, not only for communication, but also for using the mobile handset as a platform for a range of applications. The introduction of data transfer facilities and the rise of ...

Business As Usual: How AT&T deals with Natural Disasters

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Wednesday 14 Jan 2015 | Case study | English | Global | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Preparedness | Resilient technology | Resource | USA |

This case study details the extensive reach and rigorous procedures that make up the Network Disaster Recovery plan of one of the largest telecommunications providers in the USA, AT&T. The report focuses on the work the AT&T ...

Blueprint: Ebola Mobile Response

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Friday 24 Oct 2014 | Content creation and stylization | Disease outbreak | English | Guidelines | mHealth | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Research | Resource | Social impact and behavioural change | Sub-Saharan Africa |

The GSMA, through its Mobile for Development mHealth and Disaster Response programmes, has developed the Ebola Mobile Response, comprised of three phases and which is replicable across countries. This document sets out the response in ...

Reconnecting Refugees through Mobile: Refugees United’s Platform and Partnerships

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Wednesday 26 Feb 2014 | Case study | English | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Refugee crisis | Resource | Sub-Saharan Africa |

Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) can contribute to reconnecting separated families across borders and conflict zones and measurably improve the lives of thousands of families by leveraging their scale and access to millions of ...

Mobile Network Restoration & Humanitarian Response: The Vodafone Foundation Instant Network Programme

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Tuesday 25 Feb 2014 | Case study | English | Global | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Preparedness | Resilient technology | Resource |

This case study examines The Vodafone Foundation and its Instant Network programme. The programme provides humanitarian relief through the deployment of a portable cell restoration solution to enable communications in disaster areas to ...

Preparing for Disaster: An Analysis of Turkcell’s Disaster Management System

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Wednesday 22 Jan 2014 | Case study | English | Europe and Central Asia | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Preparedness | Resilient technology | Resource | Response | Turkey |

This case study outlines Turkcell’s motivation for developing comprehensive disaster management plans, and examines the internal policies and systems in place to deal with disasters and the various internal and external stakeholders ...

Disaster Preparedness & Response Workshop: Focus on Earthquakes

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Friday 26 Jul 2013 | Archive | East Asia and Pacific | English | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Presentation | Resource |

GSMA Disaster Response Programme convened Filipino and other regional MNOs with stakeholders from Government, humanitarian and science agencies in a two-day workshop to discuss preparing for earthquakes. This summary provides a ...

Humanitarianism In The Network Age – UN OCHA

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Thursday 16 May 2013 | English | Global | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Research | Resource |

An OCHA Policy and Studies Series. The report imagines how a world of increasingly informed, connected and self-reliant communities will affect the delivery of humanitarian aid. Its conclusions suggest a fundamental shift in power from ...

Towards a Code of Conduct: Guidelines for the Use of SMS in Natural Disasters

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Friday 22 Feb 2013 | English | Global | Guidelines | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Preparedness | Resilient technology | Resource |

This joint effort draws on the wealth of existing expertise across numerous organizations and previous research to codify a series of best conduct practices for the use of SMS in disaster response. This guideline document is a ...

Great East Japan Earthquake and research and development for network resilience and recovery

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Tuesday 5 Feb 2013 | Archive | East Asia and Pacific | English | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Presentation | Resource |

From Noriyuki Araki, Chairman FG-DR&NRR, NTT, Japan. Part of the ITU Workshop on E-health services in low-resource settings: Requirements and ITU role.

Mobile Network Public Warning Systems and the Rise of Cell-Broadcast

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Friday 1 Feb 2013 | English | Global | Guidelines | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Preparedness | Resilient technology | Resource |

This report aims to provide an Introduction to Public Warning Systems and background to the most applicable technology used to deliver them, the Cell Broadcast Service.

Designing an Effective Disaster Preparedness & Response Programme

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Wednesday 2 Jan 2013 | English | Global | Guidelines | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Preparedness | Resilient technology | Resource |

The purpose of this case study is to highlight the steps taken by Smart PLC. to develop their disaster response programme. Smart has engaged in disaster mitigation, preparedness and relief activities to meet the needs of its ...

Disaster Response: Guidelines for Establishing Effective Collaboration between Mobile Network Operators and Government Agencies

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Wednesday 2 Jan 2013 | English | Global | Guidelines | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Preparedness | Resource |

This landscape document will specifically examine relations between the operators and the public sector, including governments from both developing and developed nations, international bodies and regional authorities. These actors ...

Webinar Slides – Mobile and Humanitarian 101

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Monday 17 Dec 2012 | Archive | English | Global | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Resource | Webinar |

These are the slides for the Disaster Response and CDAC Network webinar, Mobile and Humanitarian 101, which occured on 20th November, 2012.

Disaster Response Vendor Catalogue

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Thursday 1 Nov 2012 | English | Global | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Preparedness | Resilient technology | Resource |

The GSMA Disaster Response Programme has collected information from the vendor community to highlight products and services available to the mobile industry in advance of, and during, disasters.

Disaster Response News Update – November 2012

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Thursday 1 Nov 2012 | Archive | English | Global | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Resource |

View the Disaster Response Programme’s latest newsletter. If you’d like to subscribe to the newsletter, sign up here.

Cell Broadcast Emergency Alerts from One2Many

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Tuesday 30 Oct 2012 | Archive | English | Global | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Presentation | Resource |

A White Paper from One2Many. Cell Broadcast is the most effective method of broadcasting public warning alerts in emergency situations. One message can be sent to millions of devices, instantly, based on subscribers’ location to ...

Disaster Response News Update: August 2012

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Thursday 16 Aug 2012 | Archive | English | Global | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Resource |

View the Disaster Response Programme's latest newsletter. If you'd like to subscribe to the newsletter, contact disasterresponse@gsma.com

Dealing with Disasters: Technical Challenges for Mobile Operators

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Wednesday 27 Jun 2012 | English | Global | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Preparedness | Research | Resilient technology | Resource |

This discussion document presents the intention of the GSMA Disaster Response Programme in proposing key technical challenges faced by Mobile Operators before, during and after disasters. It aims to open a discussion about which ...

Disaster Response MAE 2012 Working Group Agenda

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Thursday 14 Jun 2012 | Archive | East Asia and Pacific | English | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Presentation | Resource |

At this inaugural Asian Working Group, key industry players will convene to address the regionally-specific challenges and opportunities that exist around building a joined-up global technical blueprint for disaster-prepared and ...

New Technologies in Cash Transfer Programming and Humanitarian Assistance

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Thursday 1 Dec 2011 | Archive | English | Global | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Research | Resource |

A study by Concern Worldwide, Oxford Policy Management (OPM) and the Partnership for Research in International Affairs and Development (PRIAD). The research was undertaken to explore (i) preconditions for the use of technological ...

Best Practice and Lessons Learned in Communication with Disaster Affected Communities: Haiti 2010

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Monday 7 Nov 2011 | Case study | English | Latin America & the Caribbean | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Preparedness | Resource | Response |

By Imogen Wall with Yves Gerald Chéry. This paper attempts to capture some of the communication work implemented by a whole range of partners, and to identify what was delivered from the perspectives of those affected by these two ...

Disaster Relief 2.0: the future of information sharing in humanitarian emergencies

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Monday 4 Apr 2011 | Archive | English | Global | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Research | Resource |

From the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. This report is a snapshot of an ongoing discussion—a dialogue that the partners to this report wish to extend and continue.