As Senior Manager, Mobile for Development Insights at the GSMA, Julia leads cross-sector investigations into the social impact of mobile across countries and over time. She has worked with the GSMA for six years, driving innovation projects that aim to achieve both commercial and social impact at scale. She specialised in gender and mobile before leading research into mobile value added services and industry partnerships. She brings a strong background in corporate communications to her work, having previously represented organisations across the telecommunications, utilities, accountancy and law industries.
Ronda developed and directs the Capacity Building programme’s eLearning platform. She has more than 10 years of teaching and training delivery experience, both face-to-face and online. She has also worked with learners across five continents, at all education levels, and in government. She has regional expertise in sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia, and subject matter expertise in public policy, gender, and mobile learning. Ronda has a PhD in Information and Communication Technologies for Development from the University of London.