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GSMA Activities in ICT4D Digital Development Programs

The GSMA is a global trade association that represents the interests of mobile operators and other stakeholders in the mobile communications industry. In the context of ICT4D (Information and Communication Technologies for Development), the GSMA plays four key roles:

  1. Facilitating dialogue: The GSMA facilitates dialogue between mobile operators, development organizations, and other stakeholders on the use of mobile technologies for development. This includes convening events and workshops to discuss best practices, challenges, and opportunities in the field.
  2. Providing technical assistance: The GSMA provides technical assistance to mobile operators and other stakeholders on the use of mobile technologies for development. This includes the development of tools and resources, such as guidelines and case studies, to support the implementation of ICTD projects and initiatives.
  3. Conducting research: The GSMA conducts research on the impact and potential of mobile technologies for development. This includes the publication of reports and other research materials that provide insights and evidence on the use of mobile technologies in various sectors, such as healthcare, education, and agriculture.
  4. Advocating for policies and initiatives: The GSMA advocates for policies and initiatives that support the use of mobile technologies for development, and works to raise awareness about the potential of these technologies to benefit communities and individuals.

Overall, the GSMA plays a key role in promoting the use of mobile technologies for development, and in supporting the implementation and scaling of ICTD projects and initiatives.

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