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Connected Mangroves wins 2016 UN Momentum for Change Award

Written by Todd Ashton, President of Ericsson Malaysia and Sri Lanka Today we have been honored by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat as one of the 13 winners in their 2016 Momentum for Change Awards.

Connected Mangroves wins 2016 UN Momentum for Change Award
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It’s the second time Ericsson has won in this initiative, and it is a wonderful way to recognize the hard work, passion, dedication and commitment of our team in Malaysia, led by Sebastian Barros and Supriya Prasannan, our Ericsson employee volunteers, and of course, our partners for the project: Lumeiwah, the Global Environment Center (GEC), and the leaders and residents of Kampung Dato Hormat.  It would not have been possible to do this project without all of these key players.  The award is also an important recognition of the fact that we have been able to use IoT and ICT to address an environmental problem that has the potential to adversely affect the country’s climate.

The UN has described it as a “ground-breaking technology project”, and it is, since it’s a first in the world, but we also recognize it as a testament to the power of collaborative partnerships, especially ones that are built on a shared vision. Together with the other winning projects, our Connected Mangroves will be featured in a series of special events during the UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech, Morocco (7-18 November 2016).

This award is for all of us at Ericsson – it’s proof that our vision of a networked society creates real and lasting benefits.

For more information about the project, read our previous blog post about Connected Mangroves.

You can also read more about the project on UNFCCC website: http://unfccc.int/secretariat/momentum_for_change/items/9937.php

Find out more about all the winners: http://newsroom.unfccc.int/climate-action/2016-momentum-for-change-lighthouse-activities/

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