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GSMA Innovation Fund for Assistive Tech: Meet the start-ups

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Tuesday 25 Jul 2023 | Assistive Tech | Connected Society | India | Innovation Fund | Kenya | Mobile for Development | Pakistan | South Asia | Sub-Saharan Africa | Video |

The GSMA Innovation Fund for Assistive Tech was set up to find start-ups, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and social enterprises in Africa and Asia that are driving the digital inclusion of people with disabilities.

GSMA Innovation Fund Grantee: assistALL

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Thursday 20 Jul 2023 | Assistive Tech | Connected Society | English | Innovation Fund | Innovation fund and grants | Kenya | Mobile for Development | Resource | Sub-Saharan Africa | Video |

Signs Media Kenya Limited, one of the start-ups supported by the GSMA Innovation Fund, is on a mission to provide affordable, high quality sign language interpretation services to the hearing impaired.

Inclusive E-Government Services in Ghana: Enhancing Women’s Access and Usage

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Tuesday 18 Jul 2023 | Central Insights Unit | Financial inclusion for women | Gender | Ghana | Mobile access and use | Mobile for Development | Mobile internet for women | Report | Research | Resource | Sub-Saharan Africa |

This report assesses the extent to which women as economic agents or lead contributors to household incomes in Ghana access and use digital government services via mobile platforms for business, family and personal needs.

GSMA Innovation Fund Grantee: DeafTawk

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Thursday 13 Jul 2023 | Assistive Tech | Connected Society | English | Hindi | Innovation Fund | Innovation Fund Video List | Pakistan | Resource | South Asia | Video |

DeafTawk is an assistive tech start-up based in Pakistan, with a mission to empower the global deaf community.

Stories from female micro-entrepreneurs

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Tuesday 11 Jul 2023 | Connected Women | Gender | Life stories | Mobile access and use | Mobile internet for women | Research | South Asia | Sub-Saharan Africa | Video |

Six women from Africa and Asia share stories of their small businesses. They describe how access to a mobile helps them to more easily run and grow their business, enabling them to communicate with customers, promote their products and learn new skills.

Creating jobs and expanding financial inclusion in refugee settlements

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Monday 10 Jul 2023 | Building the financial ecosystem | Case study | Employment | Mobile for Development | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Refugee crisis | Refugees and forced migrants | Resource | Sub-Saharan Africa | Uganda |

This case study shares lessons and outcomes from Be-FINE 2, a Grameen Foundation-led project supporting women and young people from refugee and host communities in Uganda to set up mobile money businesses and enhance the demand and ...

Mobile Money in Ethiopia: Advancing financial inclusion and driving growth

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Friday 30 Jun 2023 | Central Insights Unit | Ethiopia | Mobile for Development | Report | Resource | Sub-Saharan Africa |

In this study, we look at the rapidly evolving mobile money ecosystem in Ethiopia, and we discuss opportunities to boost adoption and usage.

Driving climate impact through frontier technologies in the global south

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Friday 30 Jun 2023 | Climate | climate resilience | ClimateTech | Closed Innovation Funds | East Asia and Pacific | Egypt | English | Frontier Technology | Innovation fund and grants | Liberia | Mobile access and use | Mobile for Development | Philippines | Preparedness | South Asia | Video |

This webinar marks the launch of the GSMA ClimateTech report "Emerging Trends in Climate Tech Innovations” during Climate ...

Emerging Trends in Climate Tech Innovations: The GSMA Innovation Fund for Climate Resilience and Adaptation

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Friday 30 Jun 2023 | Climate | ClimateTech | Egypt | English | Ethiopia | Frontier Technology | Innovation fund and grants | Kenya | Liberia | Middle East and North Africa | Mobile for Development | Nepal | Nigeria | Pakistan | Philippines | Report | Resilient technology | Resource | South Asia | Sub-Saharan Africa | Tanzania |

This report discusses the emerging trends and different uses of frontier and digital technology such as IoT and AI, and how they can effectively impact climate change solutions in low- and middle-income countries.

GSMA Innovation Fund Start-ups: I-Stem

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Thursday 29 Jun 2023 | Assistive Tech | Connected Society | Digital inclusion for persons with disability | English | Hindi | India | Innovation Fund | Innovation Fund Video List | Mobile for Development | South Asia | Video |

I-Stem’s mission is to empower students and professionals with disabilities to realise their potential by enabling equal access to information, resources and opportunities.

The GSMA Humanitarian Partnership Framework: A Framework for Catalysing Cross-Sectoral Partnerships in Support of Humanitarian Assistance

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Wednesday 28 Jun 2023 | Disaster response | English | Global | Guidelines | Mobile for Development | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Preparedness | Private-Private | Private-Public | Report | Resource |

Humanitarian response includes broad and diverse partnerships working together to deliver impact. However, forging cross-sectoral partnerships can be challenging. Organisations often have unaligned objectives, ways of working and ...

Digitally Enabled Climate Finance

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Friday 16 Jun 2023 | Climate Finance | ClimateTech | Mobile for Development | Video | Webinar |

A webinar discussing the future of climate action and the role of mobile and digital technology in delivering climate finance in low- and middle-income countries.

Digital Financial Services in Humanitarian Settings: Lessons from the GSMA Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation programme

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Thursday 22 Jun 2023 | Disaster response | English | Global | Mobile for Development | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Preparedness | Report | Resource | Resource Type |

This paper captures key evidence and lessons generated through GSMA activity over the last five years in relation to the use of digital financial services in humanitarian settings.

Digital Innovation in Humanitarian Settings: Lessons from the GSMA Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation programme

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Thursday 22 Jun 2023 | Disaster response | English | Global | Innovation fund and grants | Mobile for Development | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Preparedness | Report | Resource |

This paper captures key lessons from the M4H Innovation Fund projects and research on innovation in humanitarian context.

COVID-19 Recovery Programme in Tunisia

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Thursday 22 Jun 2023 | Arabic | Ecosystem Accelerator | English | French | Mobile Innovation Hub | Tunisia | Video |

This video features the four start-ups supported by the COVID-19 Recovery Programme in Tunisia, and summarises the impact of the programme in socio-economic recovery of the country through digital innovative solutions.

M4H Innovation Fund lessons and outcomes: Red Cross 121 Digital Cash Aid Platform

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Wednesday 21 Jun 2023 | Case study | Innovation fund and grants | Kenya | Mobile for Development | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Report | Sub-Saharan Africa |

The GSMA Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation Fund aims to promote innovation in using mobile technology to address humanitarian challenges. The second round of the Fund focused on providing support to test new technical solutions; ...

Webinar: Creating digital solutions to help people and nature thrive – Lessons from the frontline

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Friday 9 Jun 2023 | ClimateTech | English | Mobile for Development | NRM | Video | Webinar |

Watch the the GSMA webinar exploring digital solutions that empower local communities with tools to safeguard the world’s natural resources.

The Mobile Gender Gap Report 2023: Virtual Launch

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Wednesday 31 May 2023 | Connected Women | English | Gender | Mobile access and use | Mobile internet for women | Report | Research | Resource | Video |

On 31 May 2023 the GSMA Connected Women programme launched the Mobile Gender Gap Report 2023. If you missed the virtual launch event, catch up on the recording here. During the event we ...

Aamir Ibrahim, CEO, Jazz

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Wednesday 31 May 2023 | Accelerating Digital and Financial Inclusion | Connected Women | English | Gender | Mobile access and use | Mobile internet for women | Pakistan | Research | Resource | South Asia | Video |

On Wednesday 31 May, the GSMA Connected Women team launched the Mobile Gender Gap Report 2023. At the virtual launch event, Claire Sibthorpe, GSMA spoke with Aamir Ibrahim, Jazz, about his ...

Peter Ndegwa, CEO, Safaricom

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Wednesday 31 May 2023 | Accelerating Digital and Financial Inclusion | Connected Women | English | Gender | Kenya | Mobile access and use | Mobile internet for women | Report | Research | Resource | Sub-Saharan Africa | Video |

On Wednesday 31 May, the GSMA Connected Women team launched the Mobile Gender Gap Report 2023. At the virtual launch event, Claire Sibthorpe, GSMA spoke with Peter Ndegwa, Safaricom, about ...