I liked your "member of the week" article. You mention technical assistance and I wondered whether you would be interested in talking to members of my trade association, British Expertise (www.britishexpertise.org) in…"
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"Mobile Financial Services are exciting in the sense that they can be the mainstream channel for financial inclusion of a large fraction of underserved populations around the world.
I think we will see more experimentation with Machine to…"
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"What’s exciting to me is the development of many inclusive business models in different sectors: finance, energy, water, agriculture,.. leveraging this piece of electronics (a mobile hanset) which can be found in most of the villages around…"
"Hi from London, I'm Michael and I work for the GSMA Mobile Enabled Community Services programme - we are looking at the role and impact of mobile technologies and services to improve access to energy and water"
The GSMA represents the interest of the GSM mobile operators around the world - I work for the GSMA Mobile Enabled Community Services programme, which goal is to catalyze the use of mobile infrastructure, technologies and services to improve access to energy and water in developing countries, through financing innovation, knowledge sharing and convening, technical assistance.
Topics on my radar:
Base of the Pyramid, Enterprise Development, Environment, Finance and Investment, Governance and Transparency, Technology, Water
I liked your "member of the week" article. You mention technical assistance and I wondered whether you would be interested in talking to members of my trade association, British Expertise (www.britishexpertise.org) in London sometime. We cover all the development sectors that you mention, and I think they would be interested to hear about your work.
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