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To work jointly with the industry group representing mobile phone operators worldwide, the GSMA, and its subsidiary Mobile for Development, to identify and support the development and use of new, innovative ways in which mobile phone technologies and mobile network infrastructure can be used to improve the reach, delivery and affordability of life-enhancing services to poor people in Africa and Asia. As a result of this work some 14 million poor people are expected to benefit from improved access to life enhancing services by 2020.
The programme will increase productivity and incomes for farmers by harnessing digital and innovation; generate evidence on scalable approaches to deliver market access for smallholders at scale; and mainstream this evidence by improving open data policies in DFID focus countries. The programme will support DFID country offices with other UK ODA to maximise opportunities from digital in agriculture and market systems programmes. eDIAL has four components: partnership with the BMGF Digital Farmer Services portfolio, (2) partnership with GSMA on MNO-agribusiness investments, (3) support to GODAN on open data for ag, and (4) a new demand-driven facility to support country offices and other UK ODA with technical assistance for programme design and piloting new technologies.
mNutrition- Business models for mobile phone based delivery of nutrition services in Africa and South AsiaUK Department for International Development
The impact of mNutrition will be improved livelihoods, food security and nutrition of 3 million poor people, especially women, in 14 countries in Africa and Asia. This will result from the greater involvement of mobile phone companies in providing improved access to mobile-phone based health, nutrition and agricultural-based information services to poor farmers, including women and adolescent girls, who are often unable to access conventional extension systems. In this way, poor farmers will be supported in improving their food production, income and nutrition practices within their families. This contributes towards our MDGs by reducing rural poverty, hunger and child mortality and improving maternal health in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa by 2017.
M4H - Mobile for Humanitarian: Exploring the use of mobile technology to provide life-enhancing services during humanitarian response, recovery and preparedness.UK Department for International Development
The Mobile for Humanitarian programme will work with the mobile industry and humanitarian organisations to develop cost effective, scale-able solutions and business models for delivering a range of services to improve disaster preparedness, humanitarian response and recovery. This will include access to information and connectivity, financial services, access to water, sanitation and energy services, digital identity solutions and improving the effectiveness of delivery and distribution of humanitarian aid.