ISLAMABAD: Jazz, Pakistan’s main digital operator and part of VEON Group, has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with GSMA, a world organisation that unifies and represents the cell ecosystem, to increase its dedication to the GSMA Linked Girls Initiative to extend its feminine cell broadband customers and maximise the enterprise capability of feminine micro-entrepreneurs.
Funded by the Invoice and Melinda Gates Basis, the GSMA Linked Girls Initiative’s main goal is to extend ladies empowerment by facilitating their entry to monetary independence by cultivating and supporting micro-entrepreneurship avenues for them. Beneath this LOI, GSMA will present advisory assist to Jazz to analysis how feminine micro-entrepreneurs use smartphones for his or her companies; establish the boundaries hindering their development; and devise new digital and enterprise methods to handle these points with a view to scale their profitability.
Jazz’s collaboration with GSMA is aimed toward informing this analysis, growing smartphone possession and entry to the web amongst feminine micro-entrepreneurs, and offering common updates and suggestions on their initiatives.
To extend 4G penetration and smartphone possession beneath its “4G for All” imaginative and prescient, Jazz was beforehand recognised by GSMA for efficiently rolling out the Jazz Digit 4G sensible options telephones globally. The digital operator additionally provides Shariah-compliant simple installment cost plans on these 4G-enabled handsets to encourage everybody to change into a part of the digital ecosystem.
Talking on the signing ceremony, Aamir Ibrahim, Jazz CEO, highlighted, “Girls empowerment is on the coronary heart of every part we do at Jazz so we’re proud to increase this collaboration with GSMA. Through the years, we’ve undertaken a lot of initiatives, to bridge the digital gender equality hole together with our ongoing nationwide Rural Knowledge Schooling Marketing campaign to digitally empower rural populations together with women and men.”
Jazz has collaborated with the UNDP and UN Girls to conduct varied countrywide digital and monetary literacy coaching applications to instill technical and entrepreneurial skillsets in ladies, the enabling them to boost their lives and livelihoods.
In partnership with LUMS, Jazz additionally launched an govt management coaching program for its managerial place feminine workers, which can also be open on benefit for senior feminine professionals exterior the corporate.
Jazz’s Range, Fairness & Inclusion (DEI) vertical is based on a strong coverage construction that caters to ladies’s distinctive challenges within the office, and gives a gender-balanced work surroundings that provides snug skilled area for girls from all walks of life. The corporate has completely different female-specific applications which supply six months of paid maternity go away, six-month versatile return assist for brand spanking new moms, and a program for girls returning to company positions after a profession break. It additionally points Pink Playing cards which supply a 50 p.c low cost on women-related medical assessments for Jazz workers and their households.
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