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Tata Communications et MasterCard s’associent et donnent à 100 millions de femmes l’accès à l’information, leur offrant ainsi de nouvelles opportunités économiques

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Les plateformes mobiles, moteur de l’inclusion sociale et financière des femmes NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Lors de la convention annuelle de la Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), Tata Communications et MasterCard ont annoncé un « CGI Commitment to Action ». Il s’agit d’un nouveau pas dans leur engagement pour aider financièrement 25 000 femmes dans les pays en voie de développement. Ce projet s’inscrit dans

Les plateformes mobiles, moteur de l’inclusion sociale et
financière des femmes

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Lors de la convention annuelle de la Clinton
Global Initiative (CGI)
Tata
Communications
 et MasterCard ont
annoncé un « CGI Commitment to Action ». Il s’agit d’un
nouveau pas dans leur engagement pour aider financièrement 25 000 femmes
dans les pays en voie de développement. Ce projet s’inscrit dans le
cadre d’une vision à plus grande échelle. A terme, l’objectif est de
pouvoir accompagner 100 millions de femmes dans le monde.

Pour donner vie à cette vision commune, le leader mondial des
télécommunications et le leader mondial de la technologie des paiements
sont soutenus par un écosystème de partenaires, parmi lesquels
figurent : Brightstar Corp, Kiva, Tone, Trickle Up et Hidary Foundation.
Le projet va durer 5 ans. Cinq années au cours desquelles ces femmes
bénéficieront d’un accès généralisé à des plateformes mobiles, et auront
ainsi accès à une large gamme d’applications et de services dédiés à la
finance, la santé et l’éducation.

« Dans 10 ans, trois milliards de personnes en plus seront connectés
dans le monde, et ce, essentiellement dans les pays en développement.
Partant de ce constat, nous avons aujourd’hui une opportunité pour
libérer les femmes de la pauvreté en leur offrant l’accès à
l’information et de nouvelles possibilités économiques »
, déclare
Salgame Rangu, PDG, Growth Ventures Group, Tata Communications. «
Avec ce programme, Tata Communications et MasterCard s’unissent sur le
long terme pour mener la population connectée, qui sera bientôt composée
de près de 3 milliards d’individus, vers une nouvelle ère. »

En comparaison avec la population masculine, le nombre de femmes
connectées dans les pays en voie de développement est inférieur de 200
millions. Elles sont également 300 millions de moins que les hommes à
posséder un téléphone mobile.1 Dans le même temps, les études
montrent que l’impact de l’autonomie financière des femmes est
primordial, en commençant par leur capacité à relever le niveau de vie
du ménage étant donné qu’elles sont davantage susceptibles de dépenser
leur revenu pour établir un mode de vie sain et durable pour leurs
familles.

« Deux millions d’adultes dans le monde, en majorité des femmes, ne
disposent toujours pas d’un moyen sûr et facile de recevoir, garder et
utiliser leur argent »,
déclare Walt Macnee, vice-président de
MasterCard. « Nous voyons ici une occasion de permettre aux femmes
d’accéder et de contrôler leurs finances au moyen d’outils financiers
numériques. En menant ce projet d’inclusion financière des femmes à
travers le monde, nous franchissons un cap important dans la réduction
de la pauvreté, l’égalité et la prospérité économique. »

Tata Communications, MasterCard et son réseau de partenaires portent
cette initiative à travers la mise en place d’une série
d’implémentations non linéaire, comme c’est souvent le cas dans le
secteur des technologies. Le programme sera lancé avec des projets
pilotes en Inde, au Nigeria, en Indonésie et au Guatemala, ciblant 25
000 femmes dans un premier temps. Celui-ci sera répliqué à plus grande
échelle pour atteindre 100 millions de femmes d’ici 2020.

De plus amples informations sont disponibles sur le site Web de
Next3B :
www.Next3B.com

Vidéo : https://youtu.be/BBo8D8HNBGI

Hashtags Twitter : #Next3B et #100millionwomen

About Tata Communications

Tata Communications Limited (CIN no: L64200MH1986PLC039266) along with
its subsidiaries (Tata Communications) is a leading global provider of A
New World of Communications™. With a leadership position in emerging
markets, Tata Communications leverages its advanced solutions
capabilities and domain expertise across its global and pan-India
network to deliver managed solutions to multi-national enterprises,
service providers and Indian consumers.

The Tata Communications global network includes one of the most advanced
and largest submarine cable networks and a Tier-1 IP network with
connectivity to more than 240 countries and territories across 400 PoPs,
as well as nearly 1 million square feet of data centre and collocation
space worldwide.

Tata Communications’ depth and breadth of reach in emerging markets
includes leadership in Indian enterprise data services and leadership in
global international voice.

Tata Communications Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and
the National Stock Exchange of India.

http://www.tatacommunications.com

Forward-looking and cautionary statements

Certain words and statements in this release concerning Tata
Communications and its prospects, and other statements, including those
relating to Tata Communications’ expected financial position, business
strategy, the future development of Tata Communications’ operations, and
the general economy in India, are forward-looking statements. Such
statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other
factors, including financial, regulatory and environmental, as well as
those relating to industry growth and trend projections, which may cause
actual results, performance or achievements of Tata Communications, or
industry results, to differ materially from those expressed or implied
by such forward-looking statements. The important factors that could
cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially
from such forward-looking statements include, among others, failure to
increase the volume of traffic on Tata Communications’ network; failure
to develop new products and services that meet customer demands and
generate acceptable margins; failure to successfully complete commercial
testing of new technology and information systems to support new
products and services, including voice transmission services; failure to
stabilize or reduce the rate of price compression on certain of the
company’s communications services; failure to integrate strategic
acquisitions and changes in government policies or regulations of India
and, in particular, changes relating to the administration of Tata
Communications’ industry; and, in general, the economic, business and
credit conditions in India. Additional factors that could cause actual
results, performance or achievements to differ materially from such
forward-looking statements, many of which are not in Tata
Communications’ control, include, but are not limited to, those risk
factors discussed in Tata Communications Limited’s Annual Reports. The
Annual Reports of Tata Communications Limited are available at www.tatacommunications.com.
Tata Communications is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims
any obligation to, update or alter its forward-looking statements.

About Mastercard

MasterCard (NYSE:
MA), www.mastercard.com, is
a technology company in the global payments industry. We operate the
world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers,
financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more
than 210 countries and territories. MasterCard’s products and solutions
make everyday commerce activities – such as shopping, traveling, running
a business and managing finances – easier, more secure and more
efficient for everyone. Follow us on Twitter @MasterCardNews, join
the discussion on the Beyond
the Transaction Blog
 and subscribe for the latest news on the Engagement
Bureau
.

About TrickleUp

Founded in 1979, Trickle Up’s (TU) singular focus is unleashing the
potential of the poorest, hardest to reach women on earth, people not
otherwise served by government or nonprofits. TU has provided hundreds
of thousands of women with business training, seed capital to start or
expand a business, and guidance on how to set up and manage a savings
group. Trickle Up works in West Africa, North Africa, India and Latin
America, with regional offices located in Guatemala, Burkina Faso and
India, and headquarters in New York City. http://trickleup.org/

About Kiva

Kiva is the world’s first and largest crowdfunding platform for social
good with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate
poverty. By lending as little as $25, anyone can help a borrower start
or grow a business, go to school, access clean energy and realize their
potential. Since 2005, Kiva and their growing global community of 1.4
million lenders have crowdfunded more than $750 million in microloans to
over 1.6 million entrepreneurs in 80 countries, with a 98% repayment
rate. http://www.kiva.org/

About Brightstar

Brightstar, a SoftBank Group Corp. subsidiary, is the world’s largest
specialized wireless distributor and a leading provider of diversified
services focused on enhancing the performance and results of the key
participants in the wireless device value chain: manufacturers,
operators and retailers. With a local presence in 50 countries,
Brightstar operates in about 100 countries across six continents and
serves 200 mobile network operators, 40,000 retailers, and 15,000
enterprise customers. Brightstar brings it global scale and position at
the center of the wireless ecosystem™ to the commitment.

About Tone

Tone is a mobile communications company. Our mission is to increase
access to mobile broadband by enabling people to better afford and
control their content. We achieve this by marketing mobile data plans
with local mobile operators around the world. Tone’s data plans are
affordable to the base of the pyramid and compelling to upscale
subscribers. Helping to meet the Sustainable Development Goals, we work
with local partners to develop and augment development programs
by designing and distributing “activation” kits with phones, a data
plan, compelling mobile content and a data collection module. Current
program pilots are in the areas of women’s empowerment and ocean
protection.

About the Clinton Global Initiative

Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global
Initiative (CGI), an initiative of the Clinton Foundation, convenes
global leaders to create and implement solutions to the world’s most
pressing challenges. CGI Annual Meetings have brought together 190
sitting and former heads of state, more than 20 Nobel Prize laureates,
and hundreds of leading CEOs, heads of foundations and NGOs, major
philanthropists, and members of the media. To date, members of the CGI
community have made more than 3,200 Commitments to Action, which have
improved the lives of over 430 million people in more than 180 countries.

In addition to the Annual Meeting, CGI convenes CGI America, a
meeting focused on collaborative solutions to economic recovery in the
United States; and CGI University (CGI U), which brings together
undergraduate and graduate students to address pressing challenges in
their community or around the world. This year, CGI also convened CGI
Middle East & Africa, which brought together leaders across sectors to
take action on pressing social, economic, and environmental challenges.

For more information, visit clintonglobalinitiative.org and follow us
on Twitter @ClintonGlobal and Facebook at
https://www.facebook.com/clintonglobalinitiative

Contacts

Tata Communications
Natalie Chak, +44 (0)7833 043 779
natalie.chak@tatacommunications.com
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Hill
& Knowlton Strategies
Neil Thomas, +44 207 413 3454
Neil.Thomas@hkstrategies.com