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Tag: connect to learn

Earlier this year I attended an event in London on the theme of girls in education and had the pleasure of meeting Simon Muskett, who was also there to represent Ericsson at our Connect to Learn stand. We’ve kept in touch, and he’s given me great insight into our Connect to Learn and volunteer programs…..

Editor’s note:  Today we feature a guest post by Helen Sigalas, the Head of Learning & Development for Region South East Asia & Oceania. Connect to Learn was deployed in Myanmar during 2015. Some 21,000 students will benefit in the first two years; more than half are girls. On a recent trip to Myanmar, my….

At the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Elaine Weidman Grunewald, VP Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility for Ericsson, talked with Forest Whitaker, CEO of the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative (WPDI) and UNESCO Special Envoy. Founded by Whitaker in 2012, WPDI provides holistic peacebuilding training that focuses on conflict transformation. And as the technology partner to….

In July last year, I wrote a blog post about training I provided on behalf of Ericsson in Erbil, Northern Iraq for our partners, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) on our enhanced Connect To Learn (CTL) educational platform. The partnership is now being launched at Mobile World Congress (MWC) this week, so I thought it….

Exactly one year ago to the day – on the International Day of the Girl Child – Ericsson Sri Lanka announced the launch of the Connect to Learn initiative in Colombo, in collaboration with the Open University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Telecom Mobitel and the Commonwealth of Learning. The program aimed to empower teenage….

I recently returned from New York, where the UN General Assembly passed the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). During the week, we met with every stakeholder group, including UN agencies, governments, NGOs, customers, investors, analysts and media and the Global Goals were on of the agenda. As a company, we have also engaged broadly when it….

Two years ago I had an amazing opportunity to visit one of my favorite Ericsson Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility projects: the Amazon Connection. Since 2009, when the first 3G site in Belterra in Brazil was established, the project – a collaboration between the Brazilian telecom operator Vivo, local non-governmental organization Saúde e Alegria and Ericsson….

Some 65 million girls around the world do not have an opportunity to learn. There are many reasons why their access to education is limited, including limited access to teachers, schools and learning resources. However, we know that educated girls and women are healthier, have the skills to make choices over their own future and….