GSMA Mobile for Development

Our sessions and conversations at MWC Barcelona 2024 highlighted our research, insights and impact.

Making an Impact

The GSMA Mobile for Development team drives innovation in digital technology to reduce inequalities in our world. Singularly positioned at the intersection of the mobile ecosystem and the development sector, we stimulate digital innovation to deliver both sustainable business and large-scale socio-economic impact for the underserved. Our work has impacted 220 million lives to date – and counting.

At MWC Barcelona 2024, Mobile for Development had a dedicated programme to convene valued partners and stakeholders, share insights, and discuss global topics including climate resilience, financial and digital inclusion, the gender gap, humanitarian innovation, AI and start-up innovation.

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Mobile for Development Demos

Future Zone, GSMA Pavilion, Hall 4m Stand 4F30

Demo one: Journey across the Globe with Connectivity for Good

Come travel the world as we take you on two interactive journeys depicting digital transformation across the globe. From a journey revealing our progress on digital inclusion and how access to mobile internet can be transformational to a journey illustrating how we are scaling innovative digital solutions and amplifying social and environmental impact in low- and middle-income countries. Join us at the Future Space, to interact with our globe for case studies, videos and infographics on each journey.

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Demo two: Visit the Mobile for Development Showcase

Mobile for Development drives innovation in digital technology to reduce inequalities in our world. With the support of our donors, members and partners, and thanks to our unique position at the intersection of the tech and development ecosystems, we work relentlessly to address the priorities framed by the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals and global climate action efforts.

Find out more about the challenges we help tackle across: Agriculture, climate, digital inclusion, digital utilities, financial inclusion, gender, humanitarian innovation, and start-up innovation.


This work is supported by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office of the United Kingdom Government, The German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ), The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), USAID, Visa and supported by The GSMA and its members.

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