Practical Insights on GSMA

The Main Drivers of Mobile Phone Ownership Will Surprise You

The Main Drivers of Mobile Phone Ownership Will Surprise You

Published on: Aug 14 2019 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
Mobile phone services were introduced in Nigeria in 2001. Yet, we still don’t really know who owns a mobile phone in Africa’s most populous country....
Apply Now: £1,760,000 for Your Agriculture Technology Innovation

Apply Now: £1,760,000 for Your Agriculture Technology Innovation

Published on: Jun 24 2019 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Smallholder farming is a challenging enterprise. There are around 500 million smallholder farmers in the world, and they produce up to 80% of the food consumed...
Apply Now: £1.1 Million in Grants for Humanitarian Technology Solutions

Apply Now: £1.1 Million in Grants for Humanitarian Technology Solutions

Published on: May 27 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: £1.1 Million in Grants for Humanitarian Technology Solutions
The GSMA Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation Fund promotes innovation in the use of mobile technology to address humanitarian challenges. It supports solutions to...
Apply Now: £900,000 for Rural Connectivity Projects in Ghana and Uganda

Apply Now: £900,000 for Rural Connectivity Projects in Ghana and Uganda

Published on: Oct 08 2018 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Mobile internet connectivity brings a wide range of social and economic benefits by helping to promote digital inclusion and supporting the delivery of essential...
10 User-Centered Design Principles for mHealth Program Success

10 User-Centered Design Principles for mHealth Program Success

Published on: Oct 01 2018 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on 10 User-Centered Design Principles for mHealth Program Success
Mobile health services delivered over voice (IVR, helplines), text channels (SMS and USSD) and, increasingly, rich media (online content and apps), provide much-needed...
New GSMA Toolkit: How to Research Women’s Internet Access and Use

New GSMA Toolkit: How to Research Women’s Internet Access and Use

Published on: Sep 06 2018 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Internet access and use has grown rapidly, however, internet growth has been unequal; the ITU estimates that, globally, women are 12% less likely than men to use...
The Mobile Money Revolution in International Remittances

The Mobile Money Revolution in International Remittances

Published on: Aug 27 2018 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
For those living in poverty or in fragile countries, remittances are a lifeline that far surpasses international aid as a source of income. If properly harnessed,...
Apply Now! £300,000 for Technology Solutions to Humanitarian Challenges

Apply Now! £300,000 for Technology Solutions to Humanitarian Challenges

Published on: Jul 26 2018 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Are you working on mobile technology solutions to support global humanitarian responses to these two challenging situations: Complex Emergencies – a major...
We Need a GSMA for Banks to Make Mobile Money Available Everywhere

We Need a GSMA for Banks to Make Mobile Money Available Everywhere

Published on: Jul 05 2018 by Catholic Relief Services - 1 Comment
Mobile money for the poorest, and particularly savings groups, has a long way to go and one of the largest obstacles are traditional banks.  Savings groups give...
What is Our Role in Protecting Farmer Data Privacy and Security?

What is Our Role in Protecting Farmer Data Privacy and Security?

Published on: May 30 2018 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on What is Our Role in Protecting Farmer Data Privacy and Security?
In value chains with high levels of competition, agribusiness field agents and other buyers often collect a wide range of information on farmers. For example, new...