MICROFINANCE EVENT: 2013 Mobile Money for the Unbanked Global Event, July 8-11, 2013, Nairobi, Kenya

Event Name: 2013 Mobile Money for the Unbanked (MMU) Global Event

Event Date: July 8-11, 2013

Event Location: Sarova Stanley Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya 

Cost: Online registration for this event has closed. To register, you may contact Global System for Mobile Association (GSMA) via email at mmu[at]gsma.com or by phone at +254 (0)20 217 77 44.

Event Summary: The event will focus on global mobile money services and operations; the stability, functionality and scalability of mobile money platforms and technology; mobile money savings and credit products including M-Shwari; the distribution and lifetime of products; and analyzing customer behavior. The event will also offer breakout sessions and field visits.

Background on Organizers: GSMA is a London-based association of mobile operators and related companies that support the regulation, distribution and promotion of mobile telecommunication systems across the financial services, healthcare, media, transport and utility sectors. The association’s membership includes approximately 800 mobile operators in 220 countries.

Event Website: http://www.gsma.com/mobilefordevelopment/event/2013-mobile-money-for-the-unbanked-global-event

For additional information, you may contact GSMA via email at mmu[at]gsma.com or by phone at +254 (0)20 217 77 44.

By Jennifer Young, Research Associate

Sources and Additional Resources

GSMA Website: http://www.gsma.com/

MicroCapital Story, April 29, 2013, “MICROFINANCE PUBLICATION ROUND-UP: Global Mobile Money Adoption Survey, Eye Care for El Salvador’s “Base of the Pyramid,” Financial Needs in Rwanda,” http://www.microcapital.org/microfinance-publication-round-up-global-mobile-money-adoption-survey-eye-care-for-el-salvadors-base-of-the-pyramid-financial-needs-in-rwanda/

MicroCapital Story, March 13, 2013, “MICROFINANCE PAPER WRAP-UP: ‘Unlocking the Potential: Women and Mobile Financial Services in Emerging Markets;’ published by mWomen Global Development Alliance of the Global System for Mobile Communications Association (GSMA), Visa, Bankable Frontier Associates,”
http://www.microcapital.org/microfinance-paper-wrap-up-unlocking-the-potential-women-and-mobile-financial-services-in-emerging-markets-published-by-mwomen-global-development-alliance-of-the-global-system-for/

MicroCapital Story, May 10, 2011, “MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), Andean Development Corporation (CAF), Global System for Mobile Communications Association (GSMA) Call for Proposals for ‘Technologies for Financial Inclusion Program’,” http://www.microcapital.org/microcapital-brief-inter-american-development-bank-idb-multilateral-investment-fund-mif-andean-development-corporation-caf-global-system-for-mobile-communications-association-gsma-call-for/

MicroCapital Universe Profile: Global Systems for Mobile Association, http://microcapital.org/microfinanceuniverse/tiki-index.php?page=Global+Systems+for+Mobile+Association+%28GSMA%29

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