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Monthly: February 2015

I recently visited our Youth Peacemaker Network (YPN) project in Torit, South Sudan. This is a project run by the Whitaker Peace and Development Initiative (WPDI), which aims to bring together youth from different communities and tribes to be pioneers in peace-building and agents of positive change. Ericsson and Zain provide the ICT tools, training….

It’s becoming ever more clear how central mobile broadband is helping to address many of the world’s challenges, from banking to education to agriculture. By now many will have heard about or maybe even read Bill and Melinda Gates’ annual letter. They outlined their “big bets” for 2015, and where they think great progress can….

2015 is an important year for global sustainability. As the Millennium Development Goals conclude, the Post 2015 Development Agenda will include ambitious global Sustainable Development Goals, and negotiations on a new international climate agreement will hopefully make serious progress in Paris. Over the years I have attended, and continue to participate in, a number of….

Today we are happy to feature a guest post from Lars Peder Svensson, a Technical Solutions Expert who was deployed through our Ericsson Response program to Sierra Leone to help in the fight against Ebola. After several months, he returned to Sweden just last week: Every volunteer who has ever been part of deploying WIDER….

Eleanor Roosevelt once said: “It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.” I was recently invited to participate in the Stockholm Peace Talks, hosted by Interpeace and held at the Swedish Parliament building, and opened by Urban Ahlin,….