Driving the adoption of tech solutions across Asia Pacific – Part 2

This blog was originally written by Simone Hinrichsen, GSMA’s Insights Manager and published on the GSMA website. The GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund was launched in 2016 in order to provide selected …

Using technology to fight COVID-19: A spotlight on telemedicine start-up Sehat Kahani in Pakistan

This blog was originally written by Tegan Palmer, GSMA’s Senior Manager, M&E, M4D Programme Services, Samuel Ajadi, Senior Insights Manager and Simone Hinrichsen, Insights Manager and published on the GSMA …

Driving the adoption of technology solutions across the Asia-Pacific – Part 1

This blog was originally written by Simone Hinrichsen, GSMA’s Insights Manager and published on the GSMA website. The GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund was launched in 2016 to provide selected start-ups in …

Breaking the cycle: what Hamutuk have learned from implementing a multi-sector nutrition program in Timor-Leste

 Hamutuk is a multi-sector program bringing together more than 20 organisations to improve nutrition in Timor-Leste. Using a variety of innovative tools, it aims to enhance coordination and communication to …

MIKTA EiE Blog #5: How Save the Children is providing education digitally in the world’s largest refugee camp

“I was heartbroken when I saw my friends studying, whereas I did not have any option to continue my study. At that moment, I had a feeling that I may …

MIKTA EiE Blog #4: How would you teach 200 students at a time?

How a social enterprise is increasing teaching time in Kenya’s refugee camps. Sem Joe is a 5th grade teacher at Fuji School in the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Northern Kenya …

MIKTA EiE Blog #3: Syrian refugees tell their stories and build communities at the same time

#MeWeSyria is promoting healing and community building through storytelling innovation – led by Syrian refugees After eight years of war, more than half of Syria’s population has been forced to …

MIKTA EiE Blog #2: What does a woven basket have to do with maths?

How a community-based organisation in Uganda is changing attitudes and improving numeracy skills by integrating local culture into the teaching of mathematics. “It was the day I came to class …

When teachers learn more, their students do too

Here’s what we learned running an education technology pilot program with the Government of Timor-Leste. Matenek means “smart” or ”wise” in Tetun, a native language of Timor-Leste in South-East Asia. …

MIKTA EiE Blog #1: How is Reach and Match providing education and support for crisis affected children?

Photo: A classroom filled with children in The Philippines returning to school after the five-month local conflict known as the Marawi siege. How is Reach and Match’s unique learning program …

When ID works for women: initial findings from Sri Lanka

Following our research in Bangladesh, we conducted fieldwork in Sri Lanka to explore the role of ID in both enabling low-income women to access a wider variety of income generating …

A focus group discussion with female garment factory workers. Photo credit: BizInsights

When ID works for women: initial findings from Bangladesh

Hélène Smertnik and Savita Bailur, Caribou Digital   “Before we didn’t have any freedom and respect. With an ID, I can work and get the money and freedom to spend …