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    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…..

    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: Elaine Weidman-Grunewald is attending the UN’s Financing for Development (FFD) conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopa. Today she writes from an official side event, Advancing Financial Inclusion in Africa through Digital Financial Services. Yesterday I participated in a super interesting panel organized by the African Development Bank about mobile financial services for the poor…..

    I’ve spent the past weekend in Chiapas, in southern Mexico, with 30+ young people who, on top of their studies in college or their full-time jobs, are dedicating their energy to building lasting peace in their communities. The young people were there thanks to the Whitaker Peace and Development Initiative, along with Ericsson and other….

    Eleanor Roosevelt once said: “It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.” I was recently invited to participate in the Stockholm Peace Talks, hosted by Interpeace and held at the Swedish Parliament building, and opened by Urban Ahlin,….

    For the past three months I’ve been based in Yangon, Myanmar where Ericsson is working with operators to bring connectivity to the country. This assignment has been a great opportunity to meet firsthand the challenges of working in the field but above all, it has provided me with the amazing pleasure of truly understanding, and….

    Ericsson’s Executive Media Summit took place this past weekend in Båstad, Sweden, in conjunction with the Swedish Open Tennis tournament. Executives from the media and broadcast industry gathered for 2 days to discuss the latest trends and industry developments, as well as business opportunities and challenges. Speakers and thought leaders included Martin Lorentzon, Co-Founder of….

    On the Ericsson M-Commerce blog, I recently wrote two blog posts about women in developing countries. The first was about the importance of recognizing the role of women when rolling out mobile financial services in emerging markets. With the second, I looked at how mobile and financial service providers can promote mobile phones as an….