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Digital identity case studies from Africa and Latin America

July 18, 2018 | Digital Identity | Latin America & the Caribbean | Sub-Saharan Africa | Samantha Lynch

As the digital identity space continues to grow, new ideas and technologies continue to emerge which are enabling people to prove their identity, from simple solutions involving ...
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Senegal: A tech ecosystem on the move

July 18, 2018 | Ecosystem Accelerator | Sub-Saharan Africa | Senegal | Maxime Bayen

Between 9 and 14 July, part of our team was in Senegal in order to evaluate the progress made to date by two of our Innovation Fund start-ups (MaTontine, SudPay) since we started funding ...
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A deep dive into the Ghanaian start-up ecosystem

July 13, 2018 | Ecosystem Accelerator | Sub-Saharan Africa | Ghana | Samuel Ajadi

In June 2018, the GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator team visited Ghana with a dual purpose. Firstly, to conduct start-up due diligence as part of our Innovation Fund. Secondly, to run a workshop ...
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Leading investors and the GSMA: Promoting responsible business practices in digital financial services

July 13, 2018 | Mobile Money | Global | Claire Scharwatt

In June 2018, over 50 fintech investors and digital finance innovators launched the Guidelines for Investing in Responsible Digital Financial Services during an event hosted by Goodwell in ...
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Closing the mobile gender gap

July 12, 2018 | Connected Women | Sub-Saharan Africa | Tanzania | Mats Granryd

Mobile has the power to transform lives. In my role as Director General of the GSMA, I have seen firsthand how mobile can empower women by making them feel safer and more connected and by ...
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Announcing the first two Disaster Response Innovation Fund grantees

July 11, 2018 | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | East Asia and Pacific | Latin America & the Caribbean | South Asia | Haiti | Philippines | Olly Parsons

In September 2017, with support from the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the GSMA launched its Disaster Response Innovation Fund. The Fund was designed to invest in ...
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