Leveraging Mobile to Achieve SDG Targets

Course Content

Course Overview

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 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 target

Course Objectives

• 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 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, students need to view all the course sessions and complete a short final project. Students are also strongly encouraged to take part in weekly live chat sessions and to discuss the course content on the Course Forum.

Leveraging Mobile to Achieve SDGs Session 2

Role of mobile in achieving the SDGs

Leveraging Mobile to Achieve SDGs Session 3

Enabling mobile technology for the SDGs

Leveraging Mobile to Achieve SDGs Session 4

Mobile-enabled services and the SDGs (Part 1)

Leveraging Mobile to Achieve SDGs Session 5

Mobile-enabled services and the SDGs (Part 2)

Leveraging Mobile to Achieve SDGs Session 6

Mobile-enabled services and the SDGs (Part 3)

Leveraging Mobile to Achieve SDGs Session 7

Mobile-enabled services and the SDGs (Part 4)

Leveraging Mobile to Achieve SDGs Session 8

Current impact of mobile on the SDGs

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Course Duration
4 WEEKS
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Course Leader
Kalvin Bahia
PRINCIPAL ECONOMIST
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Kalvin Bahia is a Principal Economist in GSMA Intelligence, the definitive source of mobile operator data, analysis and research. In this role he is responsible for producing economic and statistical analysis on regulation, competition, spectrum and development topics. Since 2016, he has led the delivery of the GSMA’s Mobile Industry SDG Impact Report and the Mobile Connectivity Index, engaging with a number of international organisations such as the UN and the World Bank. Before joining the GSMA, Kalvin worked as a competition and regulatory economist at the UK telecoms regulator (Ofcom) and before that at the UK competition authority (Competition Commission). He has also previously worked as a development economist in the private sector, with long-term project experience in Vietnam, Fiji and Rwanda.

Course Moderator
Orla Ryan
ENGAGEMENT MANAGER
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With over 15 years working at the GSMA, Orla has worked in many different areas including member working groups, event management and now with Capacity Building as Engagement Manager. Orla holds a diploma in Business and Languages, Public Relations and has most recently been studying cyber psychology.