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Monthly: June 2012

The Rio+20 Earth Summit ended last week, without a clear consensus on sustainable development goals. An agreement, called The Future We Want, was prepared, but it lacked specific and measurable targets, although for the first time we are seeing some clearer references to ICT.

Ericsson’s Dodi Axelsson speaks from the Rio+Social event in Brazil, which Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg spoke at yesterday. Some of the overriding themes of the event were mobility and connectivity, call to action, getting involved in the conversation and how we should not rely on one company or one idea, but a collective effort and….

The theme of Rio+20, the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, is “Commit to the future we want.” It’s an ambitious goal and some say it’s already doomed to fail. How can the world develop a sustainable economy in this age of economic turmoil? What role will cities play in the future as more and more….

Society is more networked than ever before, and therein lies an opportunity. The world is entering a new communications era. Technology is enabling us to interact, innovate and share knowledge in entirely new ways – creating a dynamic shift in mindset and understanding what it is possible to achieve.

A new Millennium Village was recently launched in West-Mamprusi and Builsa District. The launch means that for the first time ever up to 30,000 people in this part of northern Ghana will access to mobile telephony. The villages will get the telephony and internet, as a well as a range of health and education programmes.