Social Impact

Cisco NGO partner Simprints to advance ethical, inclusive AI for face recognition biometrics

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Cisco NGO Partner Simprints plans to expand their biometric technology by developing and open sourcing an ethical and inclusive AI Face ID model, helping millions without formal IDs access healthcare and humanitarian aid.

Leveraging technology to empower refugees with secure and equitable access to information, resources, and opportunities

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In recognition of World Refugee Day, this blog highlights some of Cisco’s amazing partnerships that through early-stage investment by the Cisco Foundation, have enabled these partners to design, validate, replicate, and scale tech-delivered solutions that are driving impact to support refugees, migrants, and internally displaced persons.

Working with Community Corporate to reskill refugees through Cisco Networking Academy

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Empowering refugees with vital digital skills and meaningful job opportunities through Cisco Networking Academy, Community Corporate in Australia is getting results.

Celebrating Juneteenth: A Call to Embrace Our Shared Humanity

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Juneteenth symbolizes freedom and resilience. Cisco's Chief DEI Officer, Gloria Goins, takes us on a journey through Juneteenth's history, her personal connection to the holiday, and into the heart of what this day means for us all.

April 30, 2024


Increasing cybersecurity awareness and skills training across India

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Learn how Cisco and the NIIT Foundation have partnered to increase cybersecurity awareness and skills training in India.

March 21, 2024


Transforming communities, one drop of water at a time

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In honor of World Water Day, we're spotlighting Cisco and Cisco Foundation nonprofit partners advocating for this natural resource.

Empowering women and transforming economies globally through inclusive partnerships

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Learn more about four of Cisco’s partners - Living Goods, One Acre Fund, Solar Sister, and Trickle Up - who helped us exceed our One Billion Lives Impacted goal by providing people, especially women, with equitable access to the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to support themselves and their families toward long-term independence, resilience, and economic security.

Preparedness is the key: training with the Crisis Response Community

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Cisco employee volunteers talk about their experience with hands-on disaster response training, and how they combine their passion for service with both technical and non-technical skills to create connectivity in crisis conditions.