Cisco Nonprofit Partner Provides Jobs That Lift People Out of Poverty

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Today, The Guardian newspaper published an article featuring Cisco partner Digital Divide Data – a nonprofit social enterprise that hires workers for data services jobs in the some of the world’s poorest places, and gives them the education, training, and career counseling they need to rise into the middle class. “Our ultimate mission is to […]

Internet-Powered Jobs Transform Impoverished Youth into Lifelong Workers

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This blog was originally published on the Huffington Post I recently spent two weeks in Uganda and Kenya, meeting with nonprofit organizations that are applying technology-based solutions to help underserved populations access the knowledge, skills, and financial products and services they need to become economically self-sufficient. I lead the economic empowerment portfolio for Cisco and […]

The Importance of Broadband Connectivity in Developing Countries

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Originally posted on the Huffington Post on 01/23/2013 Stephen Ondieki lives in Africa’s second-largest slum, Kibera in Kenya, where most residents earn less than US$1 a day. However, Stephen owns a computer repair shop that not only enables him to earn US$8 a day, but also to give back to his community by turning his […]