Celebrating 15 years of Ericsson Response
"Throughout the past years, Ericsson Response has been a constant, reliable and present partner to the World Food Programme. Their volunteers have made their time and skills available to address some of the biggest humanitarian challenges of our time – from the Afghanistan operation in 2001 to Ebola in West Africa, to the Philippines and Nepal today.
We are grateful for their support. Ericsson Response continues to truly understand the value of preparedness and their technical solutions are providing life-saving support to those most in need, through WFP and the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster.
Thank you Ericsson Response.”
Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director, World Food Programme (WFP)
15 years ago, a group of Ericsson employees realized the potential of mobile communications to assist in major disasters. And since then, we’ve seen a transformational shift in how organizations, governments and the private sector see ICT as central to getting devastated communities back on their feet, and getting the cadre of humanitarian teams that support them reconnected to the world.
Since the founding of Ericsson Response in 2000, hundreds of employees from more than 30 countries have volunteered, been trained, and deployed all over the world to support over 40 humanitarian relief efforts.
By Elaine Weidman-Grunewald, Vice President of Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility at Ericsson.
This article originally appeared on www.ericsson.com