GSMA Mobile 360 Series - Apply to Attend a Workshop or Partner Programme

Apply to Attend a Workshop or Partner Programme

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Mobile 360 – Africa includes a variety of workshops, partner programmes, and meetings that allow you to take a deep-dive into specific topics beyond the conference sessions. These sessions allow you to engage in activities and programmes from GSMA and our partners. All sessions are open to all attendees but we request you apply to attend using the form below.

To attend a workshop or session, you will need to register for the Mobile 360 – Africa event. If you have not registered yet, be sure you do this here.

GSMA Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation: Accelerating humanitarian aid through mobile: barriers and opportunities

Date: 16 July | 14:30-17:00
ROOM: AD3
OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES

GSMA Mobile Humanitarian Innovation: Accelerating humanitarian aid through mobile: barriers and opportunities

The humanitarian sector is leading the way on how to innovate through the adoption of digital technology and do no harm in partnership with mobile network operators. In this session we will explore the growing demand to leverage mobile technology for responsible and more efficient humanitarian aid delivery. Through the discussion, we will highlight examples of responsible innovation from the Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation programme and the role of mobile technology in accelerating the delivery and impact of digital humanitarian assistance.

Express your interest in attending by filling out the form below or by sending an email to m4devents@gsma.com.

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Cybersecurity and Cross border data flows in the Mobile Industry

Date: 16 July | 15:30-17:30
ROOM: AD4
OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES

In recent years, the rapid expansion of the mobile industry has catalysed economic growth, social development and job creation throughout the African region. Mobile money has been a key driver of this evolution, as a sustainable conduit for reaching underserved and unbanked populations. With progress comes responsibility; increasing risks around cyber security and privacy concerns are threatening to reverse these gains and to slowdown the growth of the digital economy and inclusive finance in African countries.

What are the emerging cybersecurity and privacy challenges for mobile money providers? How can mobile network operators responsibly navigate these challenges while realising the benefits? What safeguards can be introduced to mitigate risks while leveraging the benefits of cross-border data flows? What is the role of regulation in striking the balance between consumer protection and future innovation?

Express your interest in attending by filling out the form below or by sending an email to m4devents@gsma.com.

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GSMA Digital Identity: Closing the identity gap for women and the role of mobile

Date: 17 July | 14:30-16:00
ROOM: AD5
OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES

GSMA Digital Identity: Closing the identity gap for women and the role of mobile

Over 230 million women and girls across the Commonwealth have no access to an official form of identity yet the ability to prove one’s identity is essential to exercising rights and securing access to a number of life-enhancing services including healthcare, voting, education, financial services, employment and social protections. As we continue advancing in the digital age, identification is also becoming ever more critical to gaining access to mobile connectivity and a range of mobile services, particularly in at least 150 countries where mandatory SIM registration policies are in place. Through the Commonwealth Digital Identity Initiative, the GSMA Digital Identity programme is partnering with the World Bank’s ID4D programme and Caribou Digital with the support of DFID and DFAT to help make progress in providing a digitally-enabled identity for every woman and girl in the Commonwealth by 2030.

In this session, GSMA will host a panel discussion with various stakeholders in the digital identity ecosystem about the challenges and solutions to increase uptake of ID and ID-linked services for women and girls in the Commonwealth. The panel will highlight insights from multiple stakeholders about the specific policy and socio-cultural challenges facing women and girls when accessing or using official identification. The panel will also explore the role of mobile in accelerating digital identity ecosystems and empowering marginalised and underserved communities to become digital citizens who can fully participate in today’s digital economy. The session will also address additional policy themes in this context such as the role of data protection and privacy frameworks in building consumer trust.

Express your interest in attending by filling out the form below or by sending an email to m4devents@gsma.com.

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GSMA Connected Society: Innovating to accelerate digital inclusion in Africa

Date: 17 July | 14:30-16:00
ROOM: AD10
OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES

GSMA Connected Society: Innovating to accelerate digital inclusion in Africa

In Sub-Saharan Africa, the reach of mobile networks has expanded spectacularly in recent years and mobile has become the primary way of accessing the internet, driving economic growth, enabling access to life-enhancing services, and creating multiple opportunities for citizens and businesses to thrive. However, there are still many who lack access to mobile broadband networks and even more live within the footprint of a network but are not accessing mobile internet services. Join us to learn how cutting-edge innovation can help drive digital inclusion and hear the latest figures and trends around mobile internet connectivity, including updated statistics from the 2019 GSMA Mobile Connectivity Index. This interactive session will look at the progress made over the last year and practical actions that can be taken to help accelerate digital inclusion in Africa.

Express your interest in attending by filling out the form below or by sending an email to m4devents@gsma.com.

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GSMA AgriTech: Digital disruption of the agricultural sector in Africa

Date: 17 July | 07:45-09:45
ROOM: AD10
OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES

GSMA AgriTech: Digital disruption of the agricultural sector in Africa: are we prepared for the next 5 years?

AgriTech innovators are disrupting and reshaping long-established relationships across agricultural value chains and building entirely new ecosystems. A growing number of digital agriculture tools have emerged to help agribusinesses and smallholder farmers optimise operational efficiencies and improve business performance. AgriTech innovation is also helping farmers to adapt to climate change, enabling them to access data driven agro-climatic advisory and mitigate climate-related risks via agricultural insurance.

By using digital agriculture tools, farmers are building stronger ties with formal value chains, gaining access to global markets and becoming climate resilient. Crucially, farmer and farm data generated by digital agricultural tools is supporting the creation of economic identities for farmers, enabling them to access much needed financial services such as credit and savings products.

In this session, we will gather investors, AgriTech firms, mobile operators, agribusinesses and financial service providers to talk about emerging trends in digital agriculture and discuss opportunities and collaboration models to drive AgriTech innovation forward at scale and in a sustainable way.

Express your interest in attending by filling out the form below or by sending an email to m4devents@gsma.com.

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Engineering Freedom presented by SES Networks

Date: 17 July | 13:00-14:30
ROOM: AD1
OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES

Engineering Freedom – Redefining network services with O3b mPOWER

As demand for cloud-scale connectivity grows, SES Networks is connecting billions of people and machines worldwide to critical content and applications, reinventing satellite in a world of seamless, cloud-optimized networking. SES Networks and our O3b MEO constellation currently delivers the world’s only high-speed, low-latency satellite-based network services that match the performance of terrestrial fibre networks.

Now it’s time to take the next leap forward. With O3b mPOWER, we are enabling a new era of cloud-scale networking, where you are free to accelerate your business, optimize network performance, and achieve new levels of scale—anywhere on the globe.

  • With shifting value from the network to the application discover how we help you tackle a wide range of business, technical and operational challenges with our cell backhaul solution
  • Join us and hear how we are redefining network services with O3b mPOWER

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