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A Global Emergency: Connecting our Schools

Watch our roundtable on connectivity and education with Ericsson and UNICEF below:

While most Americans take connectivity for granted, too many people globally still can’t connect to the internet. For young people especially, this is an emergency. So UNICEF and the ITU launched the GIGA Initiative—intended to bring the net to the world’s schools and more equitably connect youth everywhere. The effort’s urgency grew greater this year, with learning impaired and normal activity so difficult. A top UNICEF official joined a senior executive from Ericsson, a major partner with GIGA, to explore what the initiative means to all of us. 


  • Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, Deputy Executive Director, UNICEF
  • Heather Johnson, VP of Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility, Ericsson


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