Leveraging Mobile to Achieve SDG Targets

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Course overview
In September 2015, the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was unanimously adopted by world
leaders. The agenda details 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets that act as the world’s to-do list to end poverty, reduce inequalities and tackle climate change.

Countries have committed to act in collaborative partnership with other stakeholders to implement the plan by 2030. The mobile industry is delivering a vast range of programmes and initiatives to support these efforts. 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 targets.

Course overview
– 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.

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Course Leader
Kalvin Bahia
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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
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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.