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Cisco Green Team Network: Protecting Our Planet Starts With Us

By Muthu Varadharajan

From my early childhood spent in India, nature and wildlife have held a dear place in my heart. My father, who worked as a Professor in Zoology and holds a PhD in honeybee conservation, instilled these interests in me. When I was growing up, I had an opportunity to live on farmland with sugarcane and paddy fields. We had many pets, including dogs, fishes, birds, squirrels, mongooses, rabbits, and cats, at different times. During the summers, we would often go to Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary in India to get involved in wildlife conservatory projects.

How This IoT Device From Charity: Water Could Advance Water Access for Billions

By Sue-Lynn Hinson

The Transformational Tech series highlights Cisco’s nonprofit grant recipients that use technology to help transform the lives of individuals and communities.

Embracing Virtual Volunteering

By Stacey Faucett

The following is based on an excerpt from the 2021 Cisco Purpose Report, published on December 13, 2021.

Aleta Howell Champions Diversity and the OneTen Initiative to Increase Representation and Inclusion

By Shelley D. Harper

When Cisco made a commitment in 2020 to address injustice within the African-American/Black (AA/Black) community, the company backed it up with 12 actions inspired by core beliefs around social justice. Collectively, the 12 Social Justice Actions, ranging from influencing ecosystems to impacting communities, establish a set of enterprise operational standards, which include addressing injustice and inequity, and promoting human rights and full spectrum diversity.

World Day of Social Justice: Cisco Networking Academy Builds a More Inclusive Future for Workforce Development

By Katherine Carvalho

At Cisco, our purpose is to Power an Inclusive Future for All. While technology drives overall economic expansion, digital connectivity more specifically determines access to economic and social opportunity. Connectivity is critical to creating a society and economy in which every person can participate and thrive.

Cisco Networking Academy Partner NIIT Foundation Creatively Addresses Inclusivity


By Marcella O'Shea

While the International Monetary Fund (IMF) predicts India’s economy will bounce back strongly from the pandemic — with GDP predicted to grow 12.5 percent in 2021, after an eight percent decline in 2020 — a big challenge is ensuring that the growth is inclusive.

Using Technology to Better Support Conflict-Affected Families in Nigeria

By Meshach Malagwi

The Transformational Tech series highlights Cisco’s nonprofit grant recipient that uses technology to help transform the lives of individuals and communities.

abillTy Cisco Academy Graduates Solve IT Issues for New York City's Department of Social Services


By Sarah Hurd

Meeting basic needs under normal circumstances can be challenging. Add a global pandemic, and the complexities skyrocket. Now, imagine you also have a financial hardship (lose a job or have costly medical bills) or a disability, and it can be overwhelming. Thankfully, there are social service organizations that provide a priceless safety net.

Virtualahan: Meet the Team Creating Access to Education and Employment Opportunities for People With Disabilities

By Raquel Aguilar

Now that the Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2021 winners have been officially announced, we are excited for you to learn more about each winning team and the story behind each innovation. The Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge is an annual competition that awards cash prizes to early-stage tech entrepreneurs solving the world’s toughest problems.


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