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Here are some highlights of our continuing development in CR.

2016 HAS BEEN A TRANSFORMATIONAL YEAR FOR VEON AND WE CONTINUE TO BUILD ON OUR CR STRATEGY OF RECENT YEARS.

All of our OpCo’s participated in our flagship Make Your Mark (MYM) program resulting in:

  • 9,397 people attending entrepreneurship educational events (classes, conferences)
  • The launch of ICT incubators in Bangladesh and Pakistan under public private partnerships
  • Kyivstar’s (Ukraine) launch of a big data school in 2016 to train young ICT specialists and engineers, implemented in partnership with a renowned business school in Madrid and Microsoft, Ukraine
  • Expansion of our tech-hub in Rome, making it one of the largest business accelerators in Europe
  • 1000 teams registering to participate in Eurasia Mobile Challenge 2016

Our focus is on “societal” services and scalable solutions in areas such as financial services, health, education and agriculture. This has allowed us to provide “mobile literacy” to 10,000 adult female learners in Pakistan, teaching them to read newspapers, write in Urdu, perform everyday calculations and gain life skills with the help of four specifically designed textbooks.

In mobile financial services, we continue to address financial inclusion. Banglalink started as a pioneer of new and innovative digital financial services and now has a total of 10.2 million customers who have a wallet with Banglalink. In 2016, it had some 88 million MFS transactions and Banglalink is growing a retail base actively participating in MFS.

Last year, Jazz Cash in Pakistan conducted over 100 million transactions amounting to almost PKR 2.9 billion (USD 276 million) in value and now has the largest distribution network in the country. Jazz Cash is helping the local government with educational grants and has disbursed PKR 570 million (USD 5.4 million) amongst deserving students through digital wallets.

Our commitment to community engagement has resulted in over USD 2.6 million in social investments, 10,293 employee volunteering hours and USD 191,995 in in-kind donations.

WIND Business Factor/LUISS Enlabs in Italy

WIND Business Factor provides a ‘social business network’ and access to knowledge and opportunities for a new generation of entrepreneurs, including regular competitions in which finalists can pitch to investors.

Kyivstar promoting e-governance

Kyivstar supported a hackathon event held in the city of Vinnitsa to brainstorm ideas that would help it become a ‘smart city'.

M2M initiatives – Banglalink traffic app

Bangalink is developing a traffic monitoring feature to integrate into its 'My Bangalink' digital self-care app for its smartphone customers.

Hybrid battery systems

Changing base stations to use hybrid battery systems has allowed Jazz to reduce diesel usage from 67 million liters in 2013 to 27.5 million liters in 2015 saving a total of 39.9m liters of diesel fuel since 2013.

Special services for people with disabilities

Beeline Russia has a particular focus on developing assistive technologies and services for people with reduced capabilities and the elderly.

500

Number of young people participating in Beeline Armenia’s job skills development program.

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