A network connection and a computer can change lives. But for people who have never had basic access to information and communications technology (ICT) they need help to get started. Cisco’s investment in One Global Economy developed a technology and training model that helps millions of people become better prepared to connect with the world.
One Global Economy’s international programs build on the successful model of One Economy, a United States-based nonprofit launched with 13 Cisco Fellows to provide high-speed Internet connectivity and youth technology training services to residents of low-income housing communities.
Cisco has contributed US$6 million in products and cash grants, along with employee expertise, to develop and scale both One Global Economy and One Economy. Cisco’s support has allowed the organization to create innovative, scalable solutions and programs.
Technology has the power to lift people out of poverty by connecting them to economic opportunity. One Global Economy brings technology to the most impoverished and isolated communities to empower men, women and children to improve their quality of life.
“Cisco has been the one most indispensable and meaningful partners to the work of One Global Economy. They have supplied intellectual, financial, and physical capital to our organization, allowing us to create meaningful and enduring results in countries all over the world." – Rey Ramsey, President & CEO, TechNet; founder and former CEO, One Economy Corporation