Huawei and Partners Explore Ways Technology Can Ensure a Sustainable Future at HUAWEI CONNECT 2022 in Bangkok

BANGKOK, September 25, 2022 /CNW/ – Yesterday, on the first day of HUAWEI CONNECT 2022, Huawei, its partners, and representatives of public and private organizations held a study session on how technology is essential to building a sustainable and inclusive world as envisioned by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, with case studies and analysis focusing on the Asia-Pacific region.

In addition to being one of the most populous and diverse regions in the world, Asia-Pacific is also set to be the fastest growing economy in the world, thanks to a digital transformation there. faster than the global average due to COVID-19.

“More and more governments and organizations are beginning to recognize the enabling role of technology in accelerating the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals,” said Jeffrey Zhou, President of Marketing, Huawei ICT. “As part of Huawei’s vision and mission, we launched the Digital Inclusion Initiative TECH4ALL in 2019 and, with the programs and projects of global partners, we continue our efforts in different countries. »

Mr. Zhou’s statement was followed by an opening statement from Richard Mahony, Global Vice President of Informa Tech, who explained that the traditional way of maintaining sustainability is not working and technological solutions are now available. needed as an accelerator.

The speaker from UNESCO then gave an overview of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and approaches to achieving them by 2030. the fact is that these will not be achieved without the contribution of the private sector, said Mohamad Djelid, director of the UNESCO office in Jakarta, in Indonesia. We all have a role to play in achieving this ambitious, yet necessary, 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.”

Digital inclusion was one of the main topics discussed during the session. As the digital divide gradually narrows, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) recently reported that 2.7 billion people around the world still remain offline. Due to a lack of network connectivity, digital skills, affordable devices, or a combination of these factors, too many people remain unable to access the digital tools that are needed in today’s world. , which is increasingly digital. “No one should be left offline,” said Atsuko Okuda, Director of ITU’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. Digital technology and the development of information and communication technologies (ICT) can accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. »

David Lu, President of Strategy and Marketing for Asia-Pacific, Huawei, presented the latest progress and the role of ICT in TECH4ALL projects globally, and in particular in Asia-Pacific. Among other things, he talked about the Digital Bus in Thailand, which brings connectivity and digital skills to children in rural areas; the Digital Village program in Indonesia, which provides affordable connectivity to rural communities through the RuralStar solution; and the introduction of 5G-enabled healthcare in rural communities and information access solutions for the elderly in Thailand. Lu mentioned that through collaboration between technology companies and global organizations, the future of Asia-Pacific will be bright and sustainable, which will achieve the goal of leaving no one behind. .

Another key theme of the session was how technology can boost nature conservation. Shawn Tan, VP of green energy solutions provider and leader Sunseap, explained how the Singaporean company plans to offset 4,000 tonnes of CO2 per year with its innovative floating solar park. The solution, which uses Huawei’s smart photovoltaic solution, is deployed offshore in Singapore.

Continuing with the theme of environmental protection, the Forestry Society of Sarawak in Malaysia launched a first pilot project with Huawei’s TECH4ALL, in collaboration with the Sarawak Multimedia Authority, the Forest Department of Sarawak and Rainforest Connection, designed to protect the rainforest from Sarawakone of the oldest rainforests in the world, dating back 140 million years.

Huawei leads more than 45 TECH4ALL projects with more than 40 global partners, which focus on equitable and quality education, nature conservation through technology, development of inclusive healthcare and realization of a balanced development.

To learn more about Huawei’s TECH4ALL projects:

https://www.huawei.com/en/tech4all/

SOURCEHuawei Connect

For further information: CONTACT PERSON: Xing Gao, [email protected]

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