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The GSMA Mobile Money Certification

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Wednesday 1 Sep 2021 | Industry assets and standards | Mobile for Development | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme - filter | Policy and regulation | Regulation | Resource | Video |

The GSMA Mobile Money Certification is a global initiative to bring safer and resilient financial services to millions of customers around the world.

Verifying recipients of cash assistance through Voice ID: Pilot project lessons and outcomes

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Tuesday 17 Aug 2021 | Case study | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Refugees and forced migrants | Resource | Somalia | Somaliland | Sub-Saharan Africa |

Through a partnership convened by the GSMA, partners CARE International and Telesom developed and deployed an innovative solution that utilises a user’s voice as verification for cash and voucher assistance (CVA). The solution was ...

Navigating the Tech Ecosystem in Cameroon

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Monday 26 Jul 2021 | Building the financial ecosystem | Cameroon | Central Insights Unit | Employment | Frontier Technology | Mobile for Development | Resource | Sub-Saharan Africa |

Cameroon’s economy was the hardest hit by COVID-19 in Central Africa. Information and communication technology (ICT) has been identified as a key driver of jobs and economic growth and a pathway for Cameroon to recover from the effects ...

M4H Innovation Fund lessons and outcomes: CHANTER

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Thursday 22 Jul 2021 | Case study | Disaster response | English | Haiti | Latin America & the Caribbean | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Preparedness | Refugees and forced migrants |

The GSMA Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation Fund aims to promote innovation in the use of mobile technology to address humanitarian challenges. The first round of the Fund focused on providing support to help to test or scale ...

Innovative Data for Urban Planning: The Opportunities and Challenges of Public-Private Data Partnerships

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Wednesday 21 Jul 2021 | Digital Utilities | Energy | English | partnership-hub | Public-Private | Report | Resilient technology | Sanitation | South Asia | Sub-Saharan Africa | Water |

This report identifies challenges and enablers for data-sharing public-private partnerships (PPPs) that relate to the partnership engagement model, data and technology, regulation and ethics frameworks and evaluation and sustainability.

Using Mobile Technology to Improve Remittances to the Pacific

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Wednesday 21 Jul 2021 | Case studies | Central Insights Unit | East Asia and Pacific | English | Fiji | Global and regional studies | International remittances | Mobile for Development | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme - filter | Papua New Guinea | Report | Resource | samoa | Solomon Islands | Tonga | Vanuatu |

This report explores the landscape of cross-border remittances in a number of PICs. It draws on lessons from other regions to understand mobile technology's potential in promoting accessible and affordable remittances in the Pacific region.

Webinar – Mobile money profitability: Exploring current & future business models

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Thursday 8 Jul 2021 | Building the financial ecosystem | Case studies | English | Global | Global and regional studies | Industry assets and standards | Mobile access and use | Mobile for Development | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme - filter | Mobile money subject | Preparedness | Presentation | Regulation | Resource | State of the industry and trends | Sub-Saharan Africa | Video | Webinar |

Watch the video and learn from the GSMA and BFA Global about the case and timeliness for a transition to a more resilient ecosystem-centric profitability model. 

Using the GSMA Mobile Connectivity Index to drive digital inclusion: Guidelines for policymakers

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Monday 12 Jul 2021 | Benin | Case study | Connected Society | English | Global | Mobile access and use | Policy and regulation | Report | Sub-Saharan Africa | Uganda |

The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the importance of the internet and the critical role of mobile technology, which is the primary way most people access the internet. Mobile internet is providing access to critical information, ...

Building and strengthening digital ecosystems in humanitarian contexts

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Tuesday 6 Jul 2021 | Disaster response | English | Ethiopia | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Refugee crisis | Refugees and forced migrants | Report | Rwanda | Somalia | Somaliland | Sub-Saharan Africa | Uganda |

This report draws on lessons from the GSMA Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation programme's Strategic Partnership portfolio. These lessons were identified in a detailed systematic review of over 150 pieces of evidence, 12 in-depth ...

Mobile Technology for Participatory Forest Management: Co-designing and testing prototypes in Kenya

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Monday 5 Jul 2021 | ClimateTech | Kenya | Mobile for Development | Report | Research | Sub-Saharan Africa |

In this report we explore how mobile devices and applications can be leveraged to strengthen participatory forest management (PFM) efforts in Kenya.

Isabelle Carboni presents the key findings of the Mobile Gender Gap Report 2021

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Thursday 17 Jun 2021 | Connected Women | Financial inclusion for women | Gender | Mobile access and use | Mobile internet for women | Presentation | Research | Video |

On Thursday 17 June, we launched the Mobile Gender Gap Report 2021. At the virtual launch event, Isabelle Carboni, Insights Director of the Connected Women programme presented the the key ...

Vishakha Saigal, Vice President & Head-Strategic Initiatives, Regulatory Policy & Research, Reliance Jio

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Thursday 17 Jun 2021 | Accelerating Digital and Financial Inclusion | Connected Women | English | Gender | India | Mobile internet for women | South Asia | Video |

On Thursday 17 June, the GSMA Connected Women team launched the Mobile Gender Gap Report 2021. At the virtual launch event, Claire Sibthorpe of the GSMA spoke with Vishakha Saigal from Jio ...

Peter Ndegwa, CEO, Safaricom

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Thursday 17 Jun 2021 | Accelerating Digital and Financial Inclusion | Connected Women | English | Gender | Kenya | Mobile internet for women | Sub-Saharan Africa | Video |

On Thursday 17 June, the GSMA Connected Women team launched the Mobile Gender Gap Report 2021. At the virtual launch event, Claire Sibthorpe of the GSMA spoke with Peter Ndegwa from ...

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN Women

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Thursday 17 Jun 2021 | Accelerating Digital and Financial Inclusion | Connected Women | English | Financial inclusion for women | Gender | Mobile internet for women | Video |

On Thursday 17 June, the GSMA Connected Women team launched the Mobile Gender Gap Report 2021. At the virtual launch event, Mats Granryd of the GSMA spoke with Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka from ...

Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Director, Telecommunication Development Bureau, ITU

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Thursday 17 Jun 2021 | Accelerating Digital and Financial Inclusion | Connected Women | English | Financial inclusion for women | Gender | Mobile internet for women | Video |

On Thursday 17 June, the GSMA Connected Women team launched the Mobile Gender Gap Report 2021. At the virtual launch event, Claire Sibthorpe of the GSMA spoke with Doreen Bogdan-Martin ...

Webinar – COVID-19: Accelerating the use of digital agriculture

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Thursday 24 Jun 2021 | AgriTech | AgriTech solutions | Digitisation of agricultural value chains | English | Financial inclusion for farmers | Financial inclusion for women | Global | Mobile for Development | Resilient technology | Resource | Video |

Check out our webinar for insights on trends in digital agriculture adoption during the pandemic and the challenges posed by COVID-19 for smallholder farmers.

The Mobile Gender Gap Report 2021

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Thursday 17 Jun 2021 | Connected Women | English | Gender | Global | Mobile internet for women | Report | Research |

This flagship report highlights how the mobile gender gap continues to improve in South Asia, but less so in other regions. It explores the key barriers preventing women’s equal access to mobile internet as well as the rise of women’s smartphone ownership.

Understanding people’s mobile digital skills needs

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Tuesday 25 May 2021 | Connected Society | Digital literacy | English | Ghana | India | Mobile access and use | Report | Research | South Asia | Sub-Saharan Africa |

Acquiring digital skills, and mobile digital skills in particular, is critical for people in low- and middle-income countries to participate in a rapidly digitalising society. However, the GSMA’s The State of Mobile Internet ...

Connected Women Life Stories: Video Series

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Monday 17 May 2021 | Bangladesh | Connected Women | English | Financial inclusion for women | Gender | Ghana | India | Indonesia | Kenya | Life stories | Mobile internet for women | Senegal | South Asia | Sri Lanka | Sub-Saharan Africa | Video |

In this series, women from Africa and Asia share their stories through their mobile phones, describing how mobile internet or mobile money has transformed their lives - helping them with their work, studies or family life, particularly during COVID-19.

Developing guidelines for cash transfers in Somalia

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Monday 24 May 2021 | Guidelines | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Resource | Somalia | Somaliland | Sub-Saharan Africa |

In April 2020, the GSMA partnered with the Somalia Cash Working Group to commission this study on cash transfers in the three regions of Somalia: South-Central, Puntland and Somaliland. The overall aim is to improve the effectiveness, ...