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Ericsson to accelerate action on Sustainable Development Goals at Africa summit

  • Ericsson is helping to drive sustainable development of a more connected knowledge-based society in Africa
  • Ericsson to participate in the World Economic Forum 2019 Regional Summit in Africa
  • Experts will highlight the positive impact of ICT in accelerating achievement of Sustainable Development Goals by 2030
Press release
Sep 04, 2019
Fadi Pharaon, President of Ericsson Region Middle East and Africa

By embracing technology as a critical infrastructure for the 21st century, Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) helps setting the foundations of unprecedented social and economic progress in Africa.

At the upcoming World Economic Forum, Ericsson experts will outline ways to empower an intelligent, sustainable, and connected Africa by relentlessly innovating technologies that are easy to adopt, use, and scale. Other topics at the forum match Ericsson’s own agenda on banking the unbanked, building digital highways, humanitarian response and responsible business.

Fadi Pharaon, President of Ericsson Region Middle East and Africa says: “The age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution signals a new era for regional partnerships and the need for transformative solutions in Africa. Our participation at the World Economic Forum 2019 in Cape Town confirms our commitment towards Africa in its endeavor for efficient rollout of new technologies, driving a sustainable future and resulting in economies of scale.”

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) call for several breakthroughs by 2030, including an end to extreme poverty and hunger, while improving access to health care and education, protecting the environment, and building peaceful, inclusive societies. Mobile broadband has the potential to help achieve all 17 SDGs and, in some cases, accelerate achievement. With ICT expertise and sustainability strategy incorporated into our business, we have a strong platform for helping communities take decisive advances, and concrete cases demonstrating these positive impacts throughout the African continent and around the world.

Ericsson has announced its participation in the World Economic Forum 2019 Regional Summit in Africa taking place September 4-6 in Cape Town, South Africa. A high-level delegation from Ericsson will highlight ICT’s role in accelerating achievement of the United Nations SDGs by 2030.


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