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e& joins the WEF EDISON Alliance to promote digital inclusion


e& today announced that it has joined the World Economic Forum’s EDISON Alliance, reinforcing its commitment to positively impact the world by prioritizing digital inclusion in achieving the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals.

Launched in 2021, the EDISON Alliance is a global initiative that seeks to improve the lives of millions of people through affordable access to digital solutions in health, finance and education.

my& is committed to significantly contributing to this mission by striving to improve the lives of 30 million people through improved network access, financial services and technology education by 2025.

Hatem Dowidar, CEO of e& group, has been named one of the Alliance Champions and has taken a leading role in working alongside senior government officials and industry leaders to drive digital inclusion globally.

Dowidar saying,

“Joining the EDISON Alliance underscores our commitment to an inclusive digital world where everyone can reap the benefits of the digital age. Central to our values ​​is closing the gap between those who are currently missing out on opportunities online. By championing digital inclusion , our goal is to improve individuals and communities, subsequently driving global economic growth.”

He added:

“We are committed to supporting and aligning with the UAE’s efforts in this effort. “We will focus on addressing the critical challenges of affordability, accessibility and usability, in collaboration with the public and private sectors, to ensure that the benefits of the digital age are accessible to all.”

He EDISON Alliance The ambitious goal is to provide affordable access to digital services to one billion people by 2025. This innovative initiative is a collaboration between leaders from the public and private sectors, working together to close the digital divide and ensure that the benefits of the digital age are accessible to everyone. .

Claude Dyer, Acting Director, EDISON Alliance, World Economic Forum, saying,

“The EDISON Alliance is a unique multi-stakeholder platform that aims to demonstrate that achieving universal digital inclusion can be achieved by inspiring organizations to positively impact one billion people by 2025, catalyzing new partnerships that would not otherwise be possible. would have produced and facilitated peer-to-peer learning and sharing of best practices. .”

Harrison Lung, group strategy director at e&has been appointed to the Alliance Executive Network, where he will play a critical role in mobilizing joint efforts across electronic operations and aligning priorities to advocate for greater digital investment.

Lung saying,

“We recognize that the EDISON Alliance is already halfway to its goal of providing affordable access to digital services to one billion people. Joining the alliance represents a unique opportunity to make a lasting impact on global digital inclusion by supporting the achievement of its goals. “I am honored to be part of this esteemed group of changemakers and look forward to working together to achieve our shared goals.”

By becoming a member of the alliance, my& will be the first MENA-based technology player to join the global platform, following the UAE government’s commitment to EDISON Alliance as a partner of its Lighthouse Countries Network. The partnership demonstrates the UAE’s dedication to digital well-being, aligning with its national goals in technology, education, healthcare, finance, future initiatives and improving digital reach, accessibility, literacy and global impact.

He EDISON Alliance brings together 50 CEOs, ministers and 100 organizations from various sectors and industries to address the global digital divide. To date, the Alliance has positively impacted the lives of 454 million people through 250 initiatives in 90 countries, marking significant progress toward its 2025 goal of improving one billion lives through digital inclusion.

News source: Emirates News Agency


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