Between now and 2030, the mobile industry will bring billions of people and things online, helping to enrich the lives of citizens around the world and deliver on the sustainable development goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations. The SDGs serve as the world’s to-do list to end poverty, reduce inequalities and tackle climate change.
This five-week course offers practical advice and case studies to help governments understand how they can harness the power of mobile in their efforts to achieve national sustainable development targets.
- Gain critical insights into the impact of the mobile industry on sustainable development, including the powerful effect it has on the activities of other industries.
- Understand the policy frameworks and regulatory levers needed to maximise the impact of mobile on the implementation of national SDGs action plans.
Course Enrolment Criteria
This course is open to:
- Representatives from academia and international organisations working on regulatory or policy issues
We cannot accept applications from individuals working in the private sector or those not involved in policy or regulation.
Course Completion Certificates
All of our courses are certified by the UK Telecoms Academy (UKTA) and can be used as evidence of professional development.
To qualify for a course completion certificate, you must view all the course sessions and answer correctly all the quiz questions you will find as you progress through the sessions. You will also need to fill out the course survey.
You do not have to complete a final project to earn a course completion certificate but we strongly encourage you to create one. Putting together a final project will give you an opportunity to reflect on the principles covered during the course and help you discover how they could be applied to your own country. If you submit a final project the course trainer will provide you with valuable feedback that you may find useful in your day-to-day work.
Course Structure and Study Time
The course consists of nine sessions and you will gain access to all of them on the course start date. You will have the opportunity to ask questions about the content of the course on the course forum.
It should not take you more than two to three hours of study time per week to complete the course in five weeks. You will have, however, eight weeks to complete it. If after eight weeks you have not completed the course, you will have to start it again the next time it is offered.
If you decide to submit a final project, it will probably take you four to six hours to put it together. You will have eight weeks to submit your final project.
Enrolment is curently not open.
Alain is the Policy Manager for Central Africa on the Sub-Saharan Africa Policy team. He joined the GSMA in February 2019 in the Sub Saharan Africa team, based in Kinshasa and responsible for GSMA’s advocacy programmes and supporting members in policy and regulatory matters in Central Africa.
Alain brings twelve years of experience in regulatory affairs dedicated to ensuring compliance of telecommunication operators with applicable rules and regulations. During this time, he has focused his engagement with policy makers and regulatory agencies on improving the industry’s business environment.
Before joining the GSMA, Alain served as Regulatory Affairs Manager at Vodacom Congo from 2006 to 2019 where he has worked on retail and wholesale tariff regulation and license acquisitions. He contributed to Vodacom’s launch of the first 3G and 4G mobile networks in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Alain holds an Engineering degree in Telecommunications from the Pedagogic and Technical Institute of Kinshasa (ISPT) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business and Corporate Law from Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning in Pune, India.
Kinya works on the GSMA’s Capacity Building program and manages the development and delivery of training content to regulators and policymakers worldwide. Prior to joining the GSMA, Kinya worked with international NGOs, including UN-Habitat. There she worked on their Participatory Slum Upgrading program and public institutions, focusing on urban renewal and redevelopment, including the Directorate of Housing and Slum Upgrading in Meru, Kenya. She holds an MSc in International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor’s Degree in Land Economics from the University of Nairobi.