• 27/02 to 02/03/2023

GSMA Mobile World Congress Barcelona

GSMA #MWC23 – Meet us!

Again this year, GSMA is hosted its flagship event GSMA Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2023. This is the largest and most influential event for the digital connectivity ecosystem. GSMA is a key partner in the BMZ’s Make-IT Alliance and an important collaboration partner with their Mobile for Development program.

We were there to exchange ideas with people who share the BMZ’s mission. We want to use digitization to contribute to better livelihoods and sustainable management of the planet. Together with our partners, we close digital gaps and deliver inclusive, fair and green digital solutions to expand digital participation in our partner countries and strengthen their digital sovereignty – for a just social-ecological digital transformation worldwide.

At #MWC23, we hosted GIZ side events to collaborate on how we can join forces:

Sharing Data for Development
When: 10-11 CET on Wednesday March 01
Where: Hall 8.1 Room CC8.4

  • Data has become a key resource for economic development and its importance only continues to grow. Even though all actors in the digital ecosystem agree on this, there is still need to better understand how value from data is created and how the benefits of data can be shared. Join us in a discussion about the benefits and challenges of using data to cooperate with government on development challenges. We will explore strategies of sharing data to promote innovation, competition and productivity, as well as look into the barriers that hinder such cooperation. Discussion will build on approaches for using mobile data for women’s economic empowerment as well as data sharing and user-facing applications for informing public sector decisions.

Opportunities for an Inclusive, Fair and Gender-Equal Digital Economy
When: 11-12 CET on Wednesday March 01
Where: Hall 8.1 Room CC8.4

  • This group discussion took place to discuss the current state of gender equality in the digital economy and specifically in the gig economy. We discussed the challenges and opportunities to reach groups traditionally excluded from the labor market and thus promote more inclusion and distribution of opportunities.

Scale Your Capacity Building for Free with GIZ’s e-Learning Platform atingi!
When: 12-13 CET on Wednesday March 01
Where: Hall 8.1 Room CC8.4

  • On March 01, the GDPR-compliant, multilingual learning management system atingi was launched at #MWC23. All public, non-profit and private organizations can use atingi 100% free of charge to create and upload free courses for learners aged 16+ residing in the Global South. Organizations can also access and customize our rapidly growing library of more than 400 existing, openly licensed public courses – ranging from topics like agriculture to AI, digital skills, entrepreneurship, tourism and more. atingi works on desktops, tablets and smartphones and includes offline capabilities.

Visit the partner section on atingi.org for more information.