Ericsson will accelerate action on Sustainable Development Goals at Africa summit

Published: 4 September 2019 - 3:25 p.m.

By means of embracing technology as a critical infrastructure for the 21st century, Ericsson is helping in setting up the foundations of unprecedented social and economic progress in Africa.

At the upcoming World Economic Forum (WEF), Ericsson experts will point out ways to empower an intelligent, sustainable and connected Africa. This will be achieved by relentlessly innovating technologies that are easy to adopt, use and scale. Other tops at the WEF match Ericsson's own agenda on banking the unbanked, building digital highways, humanitarian response and responsible business.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) call for several breakthroughs by 2030. This includes an end to extreme poverty and hunger, while improving access to healthcare and education, protecting the environment and building peaceful societies. The way mobile broadband is evolving, it has the potential to help achieve all 17 SDGs and in some cases, accelerate achievement.

With ICT expertise and sustainability strategy being incorporated into its business, Ericsson has a strong platform for helping communities take decisive advances. Furthermore, it can reinforce cases demonstrating these positive impacts throughout the African continent and around the world.

Ericsson will be participating at WEF 2019 in Africa, taking place between September 4-6 in Cape Town, South Africa. A high-level delegation from Ericsson will highlight ICT's role in accelerating achievement of the United Nation's SDGs by 2030.

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