The Rio+20 Earth Summit ended last week, without a clear consensus on sustainable development goals. An agreement, called The Future We Want, was prepared, but it lacked specific and measurable targets, although for the first time we are seeing some clearer references to ICT.
Monthly archives: June 2012
At the Rio+Social event that took place in Brazil last week, with the help of social media, leaders from around the world took the discussions about a sustainable future to a global audience.
Today is World Refugee Day. And to mark the occasion, I’d like to share with you a true story which was related to be me by Christopher Mikkelsen, one of the co-founders of Refugees United. It is the story of Estelle, her cousin Patrice, and how the power of connectivity bridged more than 16 years [...]
Ericsson’s Dodi Axelsson speaks from the Rio+Social event in Brazil, which Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg spoke at yesterday.
Some of the overriding themes of the event were mobility and connectivity, call to action, getting involved in the conversation and how we should not rely on one company or one idea, but a collective effort and [...]
Today we spend the entire day on the Amazon, Tapajós River, floating in the normal 30-35 degree heat, until we came to the small community of Suruacá.
The theme of Rio+20, the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, is “Commit to the future we want.”
It’s an ambitious goal and some say it’s already doomed to fail. How can the world develop a sustainable economy in this age of economic turmoil? What role will cities play in the future as more and more people [...]
Society is more networked than ever before, and therein lies an opportunity. The world is entering a new communications era. Technology is enabling us to interact, innovate and share knowledge in entirely new ways – creating a dynamic shift in mindset and understanding what it is possible to achieve.
A new Millennium Village was recently launched in West-Mamprusi and Builsa District. The launch means that for the first time ever up to 30,000 people in this part of northern Ghana will access to mobile telephony. The villages will get the telephony and internet, as a well as a range of health and education programmes. [...]