As we speak, the global community is working intensively to come up with a set of new targets to replace the Millennium Development Goals that will expire in 2015. There is broad agreement that the private sector will continue to play a crucial more central role this time around, in setting the future Sustainable Development [...]
Growing up in Boston, I always went with my family and friends to the Boston Marathon, every year. Sometimes it was spring weather, sometimes we were battling the cold, but we would always make it. This was the kick-off to spring and the summer.
Today we reached another milestone with the launch of our 20th Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Report, documenting our efforts and performance for 2012, but also setting our vision for the coming years.
Living in an online world where the internet is an indispensable tool for people’s development is something that almost every one of us appreciates – at least those reading this post. But the digital divide still affects much of the world’s population, and this is limiting people’s opportunities to develop. Narrowing this gap is one [...]
Technology is a key component for providing equal rights and opportunities to women. But too few broadband initiatives or national ICT policies have specific, gender-empowerment targets. If we are to achieve long-term, sustainable development, women must be part of an overall plan to bridge the digital divide.
I am one of over 3 billion people who live in a city or urban area. As a city-dweller, I’m already in a global majority, and in just 40 years about 70 percent of the world’s residents will live in an urban environment.
On Thursday, I had the opportunity to participate in the launch of 3G in the Millennium Village in Koraro, Ethiopia with members of the Ericsson leadership team. Koraro is in the northeastern region of Ethiopia, far from the capital of Addis Ababa. It is a remote but growing region, with signs of progress and development [...]
The benefits of broadband for social and economic development are increasingly clear – and exciting – though maybe less so through a gender lens.
Last week I had the pleasure to join the Broadband Commission for Digital Development’s first Meeting on Broadband and Gender, chaired by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The commission’s is examining [...]
We started our involvement in the Millennium Villages Project in 2007, at a time when mobile communications was not as well- developed in Africa as it is today.
2012 was a year of many diverse events – the continuing Arab Spring the global recession, Curiosity rover’s landing on Mars, Hurricane Sandy, Obama’s reelection as US president, debates over the regulation of the internet, and the Rio+20 summit.