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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...
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:...
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...
A Practical Guide for Engaging with Mobile Network Operators to Improve mHealth Outcomes

A Practical Guide for Engaging with Mobile Network Operators to Improve mHealth Outcomes

Published on: Oct 05 2016 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on A Practical Guide for Engaging with Mobile Network Operators to Improve mHealth Outcomes
The field of mobile health (mHealth) is experiencing a real need for guidance on public–private partnerships among players as diverse as the mobile industry,...
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...
What If Everyone Had Free 2G Mobile Internet Access?

What If Everyone Had Free 2G Mobile Internet Access?

Published on: Jan 06 2016 by Steve Song - 6 Comments
Imagine a world where all phones were automatically connected to the Internet, at no charge. Is this an idle fantasy? The current worldwide debate about Zero-Rating...
VAS Vendors: The M4D Partners You Did Not Know You Were Missing

VAS Vendors: The M4D Partners You Did Not Know You Were Missing

Published on: Jul 22 2015 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Imagine gaining 200K subscribers in two weeks in Zimbabwe or reaching 11 million subscribers in Bihar, India through a mobile for development program. Either would...
3 Ways to Build Successful Partnerships with Mobile Network Operators

3 Ways to Build Successful Partnerships with Mobile Network Operators

Published on: Jul 06 2015 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 3 Ways to Build Successful Partnerships with Mobile Network Operators
It can seem obvious, but mobile network operators (MNOs) are businesses that, at the end of the day, are motivated by their need to generate revenue. Yet a relationship...
New GSMA Report: Mobile Financial Services for the Unbanked

New GSMA Report: Mobile Financial Services for the Unbanked

Published on: Mar 06 2015 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on New GSMA Report: Mobile Financial Services for the Unbanked
Today, the GSMA Mobile Money for the Unbanked (MMU) programme releases its 2014 State of the Industry Report on mobile financial services. Published annually, the...