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Worldwide, mobile phone subscriptions have reached 5.9 billion, with 79 percent penetration in developing countries. Mobile phones are no longer used only to stay connected. Mobile phones allow low-income people to gain access to health information, agricultural data, banking services, employment and educational opportunities.
Register today to hear sector leaders speak about their experiences in tailoring mobile technologies to the specific needs of low-income people in developing countries.
The GSMA's Mobile Money for the Unbanked Programme, an initiative of one of the world's leading industry associations providing mobile technology at the Base of the Pyramid (BoP), will discuss innovative products and partnerships aimed at addressing financial inclusion at the BoP using mobile technology. Ericsson, one of the leading telecommunications companies, and MicroEnsure, an insurance intermediary serving the BoP, will present their experiences in developing innovative business models using mobile technology with the potential to reach scale and the types of partnerships necessary to access target consumers.
Seema Desai, Director and Claire Penicaud, Coordinator: Mobile Money for the Unbanked Programme (MMU), GSMA Development Fund
Karin Svingby, Director Projects & Partnerships, Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility, Ericsson
Richard Leftley, President and Chief Executive Officer, MicroEnsure
To achieve inclusive business growth and scale, companies not only need to have the right products, services and business model, but also the appropriate management practices. Base of the pyramid (...