GSMA Mobile for Development Utilities Awards New Round of Innovation Fund Grants

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GSMA Mobile for Development Utilities Awards New Round of Innovation Fund Grants

In October 2014, the GSMA and DFID announced an additional £6M in funding to extend the GSMA’s work as part of its newly branded Mobile for Development Utilities programme. The programme builds on the early success of the first phase (Rounds 1& 2) of the programme under the Mobile Enabled Community Services (MECS) banner, through which 13 grants, worth £2.4M, were awarded across 11 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and Developing Asia. This second phase of funding will award £3.2M through two rounds of funding to organisations trialling and developing innovations that improve access to energy, water and sanitation to underserved communities, by leveraging mobile technology and infrastructure. Learn more...

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