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    Category: Ericsson Response

    It’s amazing to see firsthand the difference that communication can make to communities in crisis, and what a vital role it plays in saving lives. Ericsson Response is a volunteer initiative that deploys employees and telecom equipment to support the UN and other humanitarian organizations in times of disaster. I recently had the opportunity to….

    ICT and in particular mobile communication has been proven to improve the effectiveness of humanitarian response. A key consideration is knowing what technology to leverage and how to best make use of data and partners. The United Nations World Food Programme is one of Ericsson’s key partners within the UN Emergency Telecom Cluster (ETC), providing….

    Editor’s note: Today we feature a guest post by Martin Falebrand, an experienced Ericsson Response volunteer who has undertaken numerous humanitarian crisis missions around the world. Sometimes my colleagues ask me why I volunteer with Ericsson Response. My reply is usually a question back: “Why not?”

    Editor’s note: As part of our series celebrating Ericsson Response, we are happy to feature a post by Senior Systems Engineer Ester González De Langarica, one of many Ericsson Response volunteers to have played a direct role in helping to halt the spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa. Soon after I joined Ericsson….

    At the World Economic Forum in Davos, we announced that Ericsson was the first company to commit to the UN Secretary General and OHCA’s Connecting Business initiative and will highlight that commitment at the initiative’s launch at the upcoming World Humanitarian Summit (WHS).

    Editor’s note: As part of a series celebrating Ericsson Response – our volunteer staff program that supports the work of humanitarian agencies in disaster zones by installing and maintaining internet connections – we are happy to feature a guest post by developer Tamas Zádori. My first mission with Ericsson Response was when Typhoon Yolanda struck….

    At the start of each year, one of our first tasks is planning our annual basic training course to introduce new volunteers to Ericsson Response. This is both an exciting and daunting time as there are always well over 100 applications to review from around the world, and we know that only 25-30 will be….

    Photo: WFP/Rein Skullerud Last night I was honored to accept the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Hunger Hero Award on Ericsson’s behalf. This award recognizes the pioneering work done by our company to provide telecommunications solutions in support of humanitarian response. The bulk of that work comes from our Ericsson Response program, which recently….