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USAID's Global Broadband and Innovations program (GBI) hosts a monthly series, called Tech Talks. These events bring ICT4D professionals together to learn more about the successful implementation of information and communication technologies for social and economic growth.
In this event from Jan 2012, Pamela Riley of Abt Associates discusses the ins and outs of working with local mobile network operators.
The description of the event is as follows:
As USAID explores effective uses of mobiles for development, mobile network operators (MNOs) are actively exploring how to best position them- selves as partners in development projects. Using examples from Nicaragua, Bangladesh, Uganda and Pakistan, this TECHTalk discussion will touch upon:
• Trade-offs between engaging CSR departments vs commercial business units
• Pros and cons of exclusivity clauses
• Operator concerns, incentives and barriers