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Monthly: February 2013

Dodi Axelson talks to the winners of this years Hackathon at Mobile World Congress 2013, HelpMapp- their app allows people in a big city to connect to other people in real time who may need their help. The help can be anything from emergency support, to medical assistance to food and transport.

Dodi Axelson reports live from the Hackathon at Mobile World Congress, where developers are busy coding ‘Apps for Sustainable Cities’. The developers have 36 hours to come up with a Web RTC based application that helps meet challenges such as waste, resource efficiency, or air and water pollution. Winners will be treated to a trip….

If we’re going to prevent climate change from severely impacting almost every facet of life, scientific consensus points to a need to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions by as much as 80 percent by 2050. Achieving this goal won’t be easy, and to do so means replacing most of society’s traditional processes and systems with smarter, more….

Last week, I spent a few days in Hawzen, Ethiopia, at the Masho and Megab secondary schools. These are the only secondary schools in Koraro Millennium Village (MV). This MV is a cluster of 11 villages, located in the Hawzen district in the northern part of Ethiopia. This semi-arid region, surrounded by jagged cliffs and….

On Thursday, I had the opportunity to participate in the launch of 3G in the Millennium Village in Koraro, Ethiopia with members of the Ericsson leadership team. Koraro is in the northeastern region of Ethiopia, far from the capital of Addis Ababa. It is a remote but growing region, with signs of progress and development….