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    Category: Humanitarian 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….

    I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Fergal Byrne for his podcast, The Sustainability Agenda, which explores today’s biggest sustainability questions. It was a great opportunity for me to talk about how Ericsson puts its sustainability values into practice.

    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, the Geneva Conventions are being ignored, with civilians and aid workers increasingly made targets of violence. And never have we been more informed or….

    Our Connect to Learn (CTL) project in northern Iraq – a partnership with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and Asiacell – recently received two corporate social responsibility awards in Dubai, where I had the privilege of representing Ericsson at the ceremonies. The Iraq project has led to more than 6,000 girls and boys at 10….

    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:  Today we feature a post by Jakob Uludag, Sustainability & CR Subject Matter Expert for Ericsson. With his background in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, UN Sustainable Development Goal 16 on just, peaceful and inclusive societies is particularly close to Uludag’s heart. The world is at a critical juncture, as we are witnessing….