Local entrepreneurs have solar energy, Internet connectivity, skills training, and mentors to build businesses and create jobs
NEW YORK; July 14, 2016 /3BL Media/– Accenture (NYSE: ACN), the University of Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) and The Rural Development Company have launched the first solar-powered microgrids in the northern KwaZulu-Natal district of uMkhanyakude, South Africa, as part of the Connectivity, Electricity and Education for Entrepreneurship (CE3) program.
It’s not unusual to hear comments like that from some of the people we work with at Oasis. They are just beginning to learn about the benefits of online activities. It might be hard to believe, but a recent study by Pew Research concluded that 33% of Americans don’t currently have internet at home. Thirty nine percent of these non-adopters are over the age of 65.
Commissioned by BSR’s Future of Internet Power collaborative initiative, a new BSR working paper presents best practices and exploratory concepts to help colocation data center (colo) owners and users address the challenges and opportunities to maximizing the use of renewable energy at colo facilities in the United States.
The Internet has become an integral part of most of our lives. In the summer, we use apps to check the weather, buy outdoor concert tickets and post vacation videos and photos. Getting online has become second nature, and we often don’t think twice, as our fingers tap and swipe. But believe it or not, this worry-free existence is not the norm for everyone. Consider these findings:
Kids are online all the time, but are they using it safely and making smart decisions? Nearly 80% of children between the ages of 0 and 5 use the Internet on at least a weekly basis in the United States. Steering children down a safe path can be challenging, particularly if you are of a “certain age.” What are us digital non-natives to do?
AT&T has long supported innovation in education. Since our Aspire initiative launched in 2008, we’ve focused on giving more students access to technology to prepare them for 21st century careers. We’re bringing mobile high-speed Internet into classrooms. Our education-tech focused program uses technology to help students succeed. And our employees mentor at-risk students.
This week, a group of ten bloggers and journalists will get to do just that. They will travel to Tanzania to see and hear the ways in which Coca-Cola sustainability and business efforts are improving life for people throughout the country. Tanzania is home to several Coca-Cola initiatives, and so it is an ideal country to watch these programs in action and see how they complement one another.