Practical Insights on GSMA

Digital Literacy Skills – Your Weekend Long Reads

Digital Literacy Skills – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Nov 11 2017 by Steve Vosloo - Comments Off on Digital Literacy Skills – Your Weekend Long Reads
Starting today, we’re experimenting with a roundup of the best links for your long-form reading pleasure over the weekend. Please let us know what you think...
Apply Now: 3 Million GBP for Your Disaster Response Innovation

Apply Now: 3 Million GBP for Your Disaster Response Innovation

Published on: Oct 02 2017 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: 3 Million GBP for Your Disaster Response Innovation
From Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in 2013, to Nepal’s 2015 earthquake we are seeing time and again how mobile technology is being used to support community...
Basic Mobile Internet Skills Training Toolkit

Basic Mobile Internet Skills Training Toolkit

Published on: Jul 17 2017 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Mobile phones are much more than just a tool for making calls. Increasingly they are the primary way people across the world access the internet. Whilst the internet...
Disaster Response Partnering Guidelines For Aid Providers and Mobile Network Operators

Disaster Response Partnering Guidelines For Aid Providers and Mobile Network Operators

Published on: May 01 2017 by Jacob Korenblum - 1 Comment
  When disaster strikes, the ability to reach victims quickly, and at scale, is key to saving lives. Yet in most crisis zones, the reality is frustrating:...
Apply Now: 3.3 Million GBP for M4D Innovations in Access to Basic Utilities

Apply Now: 3.3 Million GBP for M4D Innovations in Access to Basic Utilities

Published on: Mar 20 2017 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: 3.3 Million GBP for M4D Innovations in Access to Basic Utilities
Of the 1.2 billion people who lack basic energy access around the world, 772 million are covered by mobile networks. Similar figures exist for water and sanitation,...
Can You Guess the 5 Key Traits of Sustainable ICTforAg Programs?

Can You Guess the 5 Key Traits of Sustainable ICTforAg Programs?

Published on: Feb 15 2017 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
The proliferation of mobile phones among rural households in Kenya, Tanzania, and Ghana has seen a significant increase of digital information solutions for farmers....
Are You Guilty of Helping Safaricom Prey on Rural Women?

Are You Guilty of Helping Safaricom Prey on Rural Women?

Published on: Nov 17 2016 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
There are multiple development initiatives to increase women’s ownership and usage of mobile phones – everyone from GSMA to USAID to Mobile Network...
Wow! Universal Service Funds are Hoarding Over $12 Billion in ICT4D Funding

Wow! Universal Service Funds are Hoarding Over $12 Billion in ICT4D Funding

Published on: Oct 27 2016 by Wayan Vota - 7 Comments
The concept of Universal Service is pretty simple: telecommunications services should be accessible to the widest number of people at affordable prices. We can...
The Surprising Reality of Mobile Money Around the World

The Surprising Reality of Mobile Money Around the World

Published on: Feb 24 2016 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on The Surprising Reality of Mobile Money Around the World
Mobile money has done more to extend the reach of financial services in the last decade than traditional “bricks and mortar” banking has in the last century. This...
The Rise of Mobile Money Services in Somaliland

The Rise of Mobile Money Services in Somaliland

Published on: Jan 29 2016 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
In 2009, Somaliland’s biggest mobile network operator, Telesom, launched their mobile payment service “ZAAD”, and today more than 10% of the 3.8 million inhabitants...