At the Global Mobile (GLOMO) Awards during Mobile World Congress 2018, Ericsson received the award for Best Mobile Innovation supporting Emergency or Humanitarian Situations for our Ericsson Response mission in the Caribbean during 2017. Ericsson and our UN partner World Food Programme received the award from Mats Granryd, Director-General of the GSMA. The judges said:….
Jan Eliasson, the former Deputy Secretary General of the UN, spoke in Stockholm recently about the Sustainable Development agenda, saying that no single entity can tackle global challenges alone, whether it’s a company, government or international organization. He added that the Global Goals help to galvanize collective action, and partnership is the new leadership. I’ve….
Photo credit: REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate Editor’s note: This blog post was originally published on January 12, 2018, on the World Economic Forum’s Agenda blog. Our world is facing more humanitarian challenges than ever before. The UNHCR estimates that over 65 million people were displaced by conflict and persecution in 2015 alone. At the same time,….
It’s always strange to approach a location by air that has recently been devastated by a powerful hurricane. From afar, it doesn’t seem like there has been a big impact as the faint outline of buildings, hills and vegetation seem somewhat normal. As you get closer to areas that received a direct impact the first….
Nowhere is the basic human need to communicate more apparent than in a disaster situation. Whether it is to find a lost loved one, or gain access to vital supplies or information, one of the first things we reach for is our mobile phone. Often we communicate via services and news feeds we have come….
The calls for help from those suffering from natural and manmade disasters all around the world are becoming increasingly urgent and desperate. It is now estimated that more than 65 million people worldwide have been displaced from their homes and 130 million people are dependent on humanitarian aid to survive. While the private sector definitely….
Earlier this month, I had the privilege of travelling to Linköping (Sweden) to take part in the weeklong training program to become an Ericsson Response volunteer. Ericsson Response is a global initiative in which Ericsson works in partnership with UN agencies such as the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the World Food….
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….
Today we feature a post from Ericsson Careers blog by Brent Carbno, Program Director Ericsson Response
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….