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Cisco Live US 2015: Cisco CSR Partners Help to Speed the Pace of Social Change

Cisco Corporate Social Responsibility aims to empower global problem solvers with the skills they need to thrive and speed the pace of social change around the globe, but that mission wouldn’t be possible without the help of our partners, many of whom are here at Cisco Live US 2015.

At the Cisco CSR Booth in the World of Solutions, our partners are sharing their stories of creating social change around the world.

At the Cisco CSR Booth in the World of Solutions, our partners are sharing their stories of creating social change around the world.

If you haven’t had a chance, stop by the Cisco CSR booth (#1441) in the World of Solutions and meet six of our partners, including CyberPatriot, Digital Divide Data, NetHope, Water for People, NetDev Group, and Good World Solutions. Together, we’re bringing unique programs and services to people around the world and helping solve pressing social issues, from a growing IT skills gap to the global water shortage.

With these partners, you can become a global problem solver and make an impact in any corner of the world. Below, they share their stories of global impact and how Cisco is helping to speed the pace of social change.

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Humanitarian Organizations Collaborate to Impact the World

Last week, more than 200 leaders from dozens of technology companies and international humanitarian and conservation organizations came together at the NetHope Global Member Summit on our San Jose, California campus. Experts in humanitarian relief, emergency response, and conservation from around the world participated in nearly 30 brainstorming sessions, and I was fortunate enough to attend a few and speak with some of the summit’s most innovative leaders.

NetHope is a collaboration of 41 leading international nonprofit nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that provide humanitarian development, emergency response, disaster relief, and conservation programs. Cisco helped found NetHope in 2001, bringing together Chief Information Officers (CIOs) to better serve the developing world through smarter use of technology.

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Just One Click to Help Change the World

Today, we are excited to launch our newest charity campaign, “Give a Click.”

From now until the end of July, Cisco will donate $1 to Teachers Without Borders and NetHope for every new person who subscribes to our YouTube channel (as well as current subscribers).

We believe people want to help change the world—and our Give a Click campaign makes it simple to do so. Just one click helps brings aid organizations online, gives teachers and children access to technology…and much more.

Making a Difference—One Person at a time

All of us reading this blog may take for granted that we can connect with people whether they are in a coffee shop in Shanghai, on a research mission in Antarctica, or even on a space shuttle. Even more important, we take our basic needs for granted, such as fresh running water and electricity, learning how to read and write—having access to teachers.

Yet so many people in this world lack all of these. One way to help is to bring tools, technology, and connectivity to people of need. That’s why we chose NetHope and Teachers Without Borders for this campaign—two charities that are using communication technologies to change the world.

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