SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
SDG 17: "Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development". As the fastest and largest global technology uptake in history, mobile broadband has the potential to positively impact all of the 17 SDGs. While there are considerable challenges to be tackled in achieving this ambitious agenda, the examples of our products, services and solutions demonstrate the role ICT can play in accelerating the achievement of the Global Goals.
ICT's role in reaching this goal
We believe that public-private partnerships have a crucial role to play in addressing the global challenges and as an industry leader we engage in public-private partnerships to advance shared aims and visions. ICT can potentially benefit every one of the 17 SDGs but its greatest impact can be in economic development, access to health and education, low-carbon development, environmental management and peace, justice and social inclusion. Since ICT is a carbon-lean sector that accounts for less than 2% of global CO2e, we advocate for ICT-based solutions as a viable means to help shape a more sustainable future for all.
ICT solutions making an impact
UN WFP with Ericsson Response
Ericsson Response played a decisive role in re-establishing communications and internet after the hurricanes that hit the Caribbean in 2017 by supporting the UN and humanitarian agencies. In Dominica, Ericsson Response and ETC partners provided Internet connectivity to over 2,900 humanitarians and the affected local population at 18 sites.
ICT transforming humanitarian response
Ericsson Response continues to support by deploying and running emergency telecoms in partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP) as part of the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC). In 2000, a group of Ericsson employees realized the potential of mobile communications to assist in major disasters. Since then hundreds of employees from more than 30 countries have volunteered, been trained, and deployed all over the world to support over 40 humanitarian relief efforts.
40+ humanitarian relief efforts in more than 30 countries, since 2000.