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Ecosystem Accelerator Compass: Insights on Start-Ups and Mobile in Emerging Markets, Issue 5

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Thursday 16 May 2019 | Content creation and stylization | Ecosystem Accelerator | English | Global | Grants | Industry positions | Innovation fund and grants | Mobile access and use | Mobile internet | Product development and product design | Report | State of the industry and trends |

We’d like to introduce our updated quarterly publication — the Ecosystem Accelerator Compass. It is a fresh take on our existing Start-ups and Mobile in Emerging Markets series. This new publication will help our stakeholders navigate ...

Telefonica’s AxisMed: Optimising healthcare resources in Brazil

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Wednesday 15 May 2019 | Brazil | Case study | Latin America & the Caribbean | mHealth | Mobile Health |

Greater demand for healthcare services in Brazil, driven largely by a rapidly increasing elderly population and prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), is straining public and private healthcare resources ...

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 ...

Webinar on Demand: Understanding the Mobile Gender Gap in 2019

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Thursday 9 May 2019 | Connected Women | Digital Inclusion | Digital Inclusion for Women | English | Gender | Mobile access and use | Mobile internet | Mobile Internet for Women | Presentation | Social impact and behavioural change | Video | Webinar |

In LMICs, women are still 10% less likely than men to own a mobile phone and 23% less likely to use mobile internet. The GSMA's Connected Women team hosted a webinar to share the key findings and recommendations from their recent Mobile Gender Gap Report.

GSMA interview with Pinky Kekana, Deputy Minister of Communications, South Africa

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Friday 3 May 2019 | Digital Identity | Video |

During the Ministerial Programme at MWC19 the GSMA Digital Identity programme interviewed Pinky Kekana, Deputy Minister of Communications, South Africa.

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.

The Impact of Mobile and Internet Technology on Women’s Wellbeing Around the World

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Monday 29 Apr 2019 | Global | Mobile access and use | Report | Social impact and behavioural change |

This report by GSMA, which represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, and Gallup, reveals that bridging the mobile and internet gender gap may help boost women’s wellbeing across the developing world. It examines the ...

Webinar: 2018 State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money

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Thursday 25 Apr 2019 | Digital Inclusion | Ecosystem payments | English | Financial services products | Global | Mobile Money | Resource | State of the industry and trends | Webinar |

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDWPBjdO9mM Now processing over $1.3 billion a day, the mobile money industry added a record 143 million registered customers in 2018. In today’s dynamic and fast-evolving ecosystem, providers are ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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: 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.

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.

MWC19 Mobile Money seminar: Catalysing partnerships to support the digital economy

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Tuesday 9 Apr 2019 | Digital Inclusion | Ecosystem payments | English | Financial services products | Global | Interoperability | Mobile Money | Policy and regulation | Resource | State of the industry and trends |

We explore the platform model and unveil the latest industry trends to emerge from the 2018 State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money.

Présentation du Programme Connected Society de la GSMA

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Monday 8 Apr 2019 | Connected Society | Digital Inclusion | French | Video |

Regardez cette courte vidéo pour un aperçu des initiatives du programme, ainsi que des solutions suggérées et des rôles que les parties prenantes doivent jouer pour faire progresser la connectivité mobile.

Digitising the agricultural last mile in Ghana: MTN Mobile Money’s mAgric

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Monday 8 Apr 2019 | Case study | Ghana | mAgri | Video |

In 2018, with the support of the GSMA Mobile for Development mAgri programme, MTN Mobile Money piloted mAgric, a mobile-based tool that enables the digitisation of the entire procurement process in the agricultural last mile. mAgric ...

Dialog Axiata’s GSMA Mobile Money Certification story

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Monday 8 Apr 2019 | Digital Inclusion | Ecosystem payments | English | Financial services products | Mobile Money | Resource | South Asia | Sri Lanka | Video |

We spoke to Supun Weerasinghe (Director and Group CEO) and Fariq Cader (Vice President) about why they wanted to gain the Certification and what it means for their three million mobile money customers.

Bringing efficiency to Kenya’s dairy value chain: Virtual City’s Agrimanagr

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Friday 5 Apr 2019 | Case study | Kenya | mAgri | Video |

Agrimanagr is a digital tool created by Virtual City, a Kenyan AgTech company. The tool enables real-time visibility in the last mile of the agricultural value chain. Agrimanagr digitises the entire procurement process, benefiting both ...

CEO of CGAP, Greta Bull, discusses mobile money in its new phase of evolution

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Wednesday 3 Apr 2019 | Digital Inclusion | Ecosystem payments | English | Financial services products | Global | Interoperability | Mobile Money | Mobile Money APIs | Resource | Social impact and behavioural change | Video |

We spoke to Greta Bull at MWC19 Barcelona, where she discussed the challenges and opportunities facing the mobile money industry in its new phase of evolution, and the role of trust in increasing the usage of mobile money services in ...