Last week, on April 25, was Girls in ICT Day. Thinking back to my pre-teen days, I was focused on making money and getting a job. The best-paying job I could get was a morning paper route.
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Over the past 12 years, the world has made such great progress towards reaching the Millennium Development Goals. But the world still faces immense challenges, which is why the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) was launched under the auspices of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, last year to work towards finding solutions to pressing environmental, [...]
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 [...]
Our female employees are among Ericsson’s greatest assets, and we’re proud to have joined the Battle of the Numbers project to get more women into key operative and decision-making roles.
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.
In its quest to become a world-class city, Johannesburg in South Africa has taken significant steps towards bridging its digital divide and meeting challenges such as climate change.
Dodi Axelson talks to the winners of this years Hackathon at Mobile World Congress 2013, HelpMapp- their app allows people in a big city to connect to other people in real time who may need their help. The help can be anything from emergency support, to medical assistance to food and transport.
Dodi Axelson reports live from the Hackathon at Mobile World Congress, where developers are busy coding ‘Apps for Sustainable Cities’. The developers have 36 hours to come up with a Web RTC based application that helps meet challenges such as waste, resource efficiency, or air and water pollution.
Winners will be treated to a trip to [...]
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.
Smart meters are a great way to make our energy consumption more efficient and reduce the impact of climate change.