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Our Partners

Core to the WiDEF approach is building diverse partnerships and collaborations with a broad array of public, private, non-profit, and civil society organizations with a shared commitment to accelerate progress on closing the gender digital divide.

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WiDEF is managed by an industry-leading consortium comprised of CARE, the Global Digital Inclusion Partnership, and the GSMA Foundation. The consortium partners bring deep experience in women’s empowerment and in digital rights and inclusion, a history of supporting innovation, and networks with key public and private sector stakeholders.

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About CARE

Founded in 1945, CARE is a leading organization working around the globe to save lives, defeat poverty, and achieve social justice. CARE puts women and girls at the center of our work because poverty cannot be overcome until all people have equal rights and opportunities. This year, CARE and partners have worked in 109 countries, reaching 167 million people around the world through poverty-fighting development and humanitarian aid programs.

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About GDIP

The Global Digital Inclusion Partnership is a coalition of public, private, and civil society organizations working to bring internet connectivity to the global majority and ensure everyone is meaningfully connected by 2030. Founded by a global team of experts who successfully championed affordable and meaningful connectivity around the world, GDIP advances digital opportunities to empower and support people’s lives and agency, leading to inclusive digital societies. 

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About GSMA Mobile for Development Foundation

The GSMA Mobile for Development Foundation, Inc. (‘The GSMA Foundation’) brings together mobile operators, innovators, governments, and the international development community to demonstrate the positive social, economic and climate impact of mobile technology on underserved and vulnerable populations in low- and middle-income countries. With funding from donors and the GSMA, the GSMA Foundation runs thematic programmes to advance digital inclusion and financial inclusion – with a strong focus on gender –, climate action, humanitarian response, and investment in innovative digital solutions. Since 2007, these programmes have impacted the lives of over 220 million people.

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