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Identity and the Urban Poor

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Wednesday 27 Mar 2019 | Digital Identity |

In this case study, we consolidate a wide range of insights on the unique identity challenges faced by three specific types of urban dwellers: children born in urban areas, rural-urban migrants and those who have been ...

MWC Barcelona 2019: Connected Women Seminar Recording

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Tuesday 26 Mar 2019 | Connected Women | Digital Inclusion for Women | English | Gender | Mobile Internet for Women | Mobile Money for Women | Presentation | Video |

Did you attend the Connected Women programme's seminar at MWC Barcelona 2019? The full seminar recording is now available to watch online. Catch up on what you missed or recap on the important discussions here.

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.

GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund Start-up Portfolio

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Friday 22 Mar 2019 | Ecosystem Accelerator | English | Innovation fund and grants | Mobile access and use | Report | South Asia | Sub-Saharan Africa |

We are pleased to reveal the full portfolio of 35 GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund start-ups. This includes all of the start-ups from all three rounds of funding, providing information on who they are, what they do and any ...

Exploring the Gender Gap in Identification: Policy Insights from 10 Countries

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Friday 22 Mar 2019 | Bangladesh | Botswana | Digital Identity | Digital Inclusion for Women | Gender | Malawi | Mobile Money | Nigeria | Papua New Guinea | Policy and regulation | Resource | Rwanda | Sri Lanka | Uganda | Zambia | Zimbabwe |

Our 10-country study explores the intersection between cultural, social and policy barriers facing women and girls when accessing and using ID and provides gender-sensitive solutions for governments to ensure a more enabling ID-related ...

The Mobile Money Regulatory Index

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Thursday 21 Mar 2019 | Digital Inclusion | East Asia and Pacific | Ecosystem payments | English | Financial services products | Global | Middle East and North Africa | Mobile Money | Policy and regulation | Report | Resource | South Asia | Sub-Saharan Africa |

In September 2018 we launched the Mobile Money Regulatory Index, an interactive tool that measures the ...

CEO of Wave Money discusses the importance of financial inclusion for women

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Tuesday 19 Mar 2019 | Accelerating Digital and Financial Inclusion | Connected Women | English | Financial services products | Gender | Mobile Money | Mobile Money for Women | Myanmar | Video |

Brad Jones, CEO of Wave Money, spoke to the GSMA’s Connected Women team about why financial inclusion for women is an important issue for him and his organisation. He discusses what he views to be the primary challenge to closing the ...

Online marketplace and merchant-centric services as a driver of the platform model

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Tuesday 12 Mar 2019 | Digital Inclusion | Ecosystem payments | English | Financial services products | Global | Mobile Money | Mobile Money APIs | Resource |

These two reports aim to address many questions on the theme of online marketplaces and how mobile money providers can leverage them to adopt a platform-based business model. The first is a comprehensive

CMO of Telenor Pakistan explains why Telenor is committed to closing the mobile gender gap

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Monday 11 Mar 2019 | Accelerating Digital and Financial Inclusion | Connected Women | Digital Inclusion for Women | English | Gender | Mobile Internet for Women | Pakistan | South Asia | Video |

The GSMA’s Connected Women programme is very pleased to work with Telenor Pakistan in addressing the mobile gender gap in their customer base. Here we speak to Bilal Kazmi, Chief Marketing Officer of Telenor Pakistan, who explains why ...

Global CIO of Bharti Airtel addresses the importance of digital inclusion for women

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Monday 11 Mar 2019 | Accelerating Digital and Financial Inclusion | Connected Women | Digital Inclusion for Women | English | Gender | India | Mobile Internet for Women | South Asia | Video |

Harmeen Mehta, Global CIO and Head of Digital for Bharti Airtel explains why connecting the world is so important and why she values being part of the GSMA’s Connected Women initiative.

Mobile-enabled Economic Identities for Smallholder Farmers in Ghana

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Friday 8 Mar 2019 | Digital Identity | Ghana | Mobile Money |

The report highlights key research findings that show how the ubiquity of mobile technology has created a platform for gathering, storing and processing data on the economic behaviours of end users, including smallholder farmers.

How MoMo Pay Empowers Female Merchants and Customers in Ghana

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Thursday 7 Mar 2019 | Connected Women | Digital Inclusion | Digital Inclusion for Women | Gender | Gender diversity in the workforce | Ghana | Mobile Internet for Women | Mobile Money | Mobile Money for Women | Sub-Saharan Africa | Video |

In Ghana there is a gender gap in mobile money adoption and use which means that fewer women than men benefit from this potentially life-enhancing service. In order to help close this gender gap, MTN Ghana, one of the major mobile ...

Vodafone Sakhi: Voices of Impact from India

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Thursday 7 Mar 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 ...

Safaricom: Driving Digital Inclusion for Women in Kenya

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Thursday 7 Mar 2019 | Connected Women | Digital Inclusion for Women | Gender | Kenya | Mobile access and use | Mobile Internet for Women | Sub-Saharan Africa | Video |

Charles Kare Wanjohi, Consumer Business Unit Director at Safaricom, explains the importance of digital inclusion for women in Kenya and shares insights into what he believes is the key to closing the mobile gender gap. You can also ...

GSMA Connected Society Overview

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Wednesday 6 Mar 2019 | Connected Society | Digital Inclusion | English | Video |

The GSMA Connected Society programme is committed to supporting stakeholders and working to address challenges related to global connectivity, with a focus on underserved communities in developing markets.

The Executive Director of UN Women explains the importance of connecting women

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Wednesday 27 Feb 2019 | Accelerating Digital and Financial Inclusion | Connected Women | Video |

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

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 ...

2018 State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money

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Monday 25 Feb 2019 | Digital Inclusion | East Asia and Pacific | Ecosystem payments | English | Financial services products | Global | international remittances | Interoperability | Latin America & the Caribbean | Middle East and North Africa | Mobile access and use | Mobile Money | Mobile Money APIs | Policy and regulation | Report | Research | Resource | Social impact and behavioural change | South Asia | State of the industry and trends | Sub-Saharan Africa | Water |

Now processing over $1.3 billion a day, the mobile money industry added a record 143 million registered customers in 2018. In a dynamic and fast-evolving ecosystem, providers are attracting new investments and forming strategic ...

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.