HP is unveiling today its expectations for “megatrends,” or the major trends that will shape our world in the years to come. It comes courtesy of Shane Wall, the chief technology officer of HP and head of HP Labs. He oversees research and development at HP.
by David Rozzio, Managing Director at HP South Africa
It was with great excitement that this weekend Johannesburg welcomed the first-ever Global Citizen Festival in South Africa. The event was in celebration of community and the power it has to combat one of the world’s greatest challenges: extreme poverty.
More than anywhere else on earth, sub-Saharan Africa is feeling the effect of rapid urbanisation, digitisation and globalisation. With youth unemployment in Africa up to 3x higher than that of adults, there is a very real need for quality learning and digital literacy to unlock our full potential.
“Imagine giving students a 360-degree virtual view of a historic location or a place in outer space like Mars” suggests HP Labs researcher Ji Won Jun.
“Then you use 3D models of Mars rovers or you 3D scan artifacts excavated from a site to bring those objects into a virtual reality experience where students can grab and interact with them,” Jun adds. “That experience gets them closer to understanding what it would be like to be there, and it’s different from just reading about it in a book.”
These two reproductive health advocates are part of a new generation of changemakers.
Amadi is one of 15 inspiring recipients of a small grant from Women Deliver, a global advocacy organization, and is part of a cohort of Women Deliver Young Leaders using technology provided by HP to improve access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health education in Nigeria.
Yesterday I was privileged to address the crowd gathered at the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 in Johannesburg and announce our commitment to educate 100,000 more entrepreneurs across Africa.
It was fitting that this year’s festival also marked what would have been Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday. As a man famed for his commitment to equality and community, his legacy is reflected in the work both Global Citizen and HP are doing in South Africa and across the continent to tackle inequality and build communities.
Due to the high volume of recycled materials from printers and cartridges, National Zero Waste Council member HP has increased their operations. So much so that the contracted company, Lavergne Group, has made plans to expand.
by Nate Hurst, Chief Sustainability and Social Impact Officer at HP
Today, January 24, 2019, marks the first International Day of Education. The United Nations established this global day to acknowledge the essential role quality education plays in advancing the Sustainable Development agenda and in building sustainable and resilient societies. Ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning for all is not only one of the 17 Global Goals (SDG 4)—it is a catalyst for the success of the other 16 SDGs.