SDG 10: Reduced inequalities
SDG 10: "Reduce inequality within and among countries". 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
In connecting the unconnected, there are huge opportunities for business, people and society. ICT infrastructure improves access to health care, education and livelihoods around the world. ICT is an essential part of every aspect of our lives, mobile broadband extends opportunities to all, allowing everyone to benefit from the digital age on more equal terms. It also helps advance equality, democracy, governance and freedom of expression. Today those benefits are available to more people than ever before with the rapid growth of mobile communications.
ICT solutions making an impact
Technology for Good Lab, São Paulo, Brazil
This digital inclusion project promoted local culture and entrepreneurship to children living in an at-risk environment. Approximately 160 students between ages 14 and 18 were educated on audiovisual technology in the project every year. A lab has been created and made available for the whole community.
Improving skills through ICT
In India, we are helping young people gain a second chance for an education through the Ericsson STeP centers. These centers impart basic training in computers, soft skills and personal development, retail, and management skills, along with proficiency in spoken and written English. Today we are running 70 centers in eight major cities in India.
6,566 youth were trained, of which 48% were placed in jobs, during 2016.