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Category: Humanitarian response

In this post, Ruchi Verma, ‎IoT Offering Lead, explores how infrastructure resilience can be strengthened with Ericsson Connected Environmental Monitoring. In 2010 the IoT Council first declared April 9 as IoT Day. This year the council hosted IoT Day events around the world on the theme of IoT for Social Good, with infrastructure resilience being one of the key….

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,….

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….

When the Global Goals were launched in 2015, Ericsson was there, leading our industry in embracing the goals as a common framework for measuring impact on society. Our thought-lead report on the role of ICT in accelerating the achievement of the SDGs outlined the potential. Since its inception in 2010 we have played an active….

Many people don’t realize it, but hunger and malnutrition are the #1 risk to human health worldwide — greater than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. The good news, though, is that hunger is entirely solvable if we work together. As supporters of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we at Ericsson are firmly committed to doing our….

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….