Ericsson & MTN Collaborate for Digital Skills & Sustainability

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Ericsson & MTN Collaborate for Digital Skills & Sustainability
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Ericsson (BS: ERICAs ) and MTN Group (JO: MTNJ ) have unveiled a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2024 in Spain, aiming to drive sustainability, digital skills, and education initiatives across Africa.

This collaboration highlights the joint commitment of both companies to bring about positive change throughout the continent. Through the MoU, Ericsson and MTN Group will join forces on sustainability projects aligned with the principles of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 17. Drawing on their extensive experience and resources in the telecoms sector, the partnership will focus on advancing digital solutions to propel Africa’s development.

Ericsson (image: Charlie Fripp)

Ericsson and MTN Group are aligning with their sustainability goals by exploring ICT solutions to decarbonize their value chain ecosystem. This includes Ericsson providing sustainable products to improve network efficiency and reduce energy consumption. Moreover, both companies will focus on skills development to enhance digital and ICT skills, promoting competitiveness and employability.

Nompilo Morafo, Group Chief Sustainability and Corporate Affairs Officer at MTN, emphasizes, “Sustainability is at the core of MTN’s Ambition 2025 strategy. This partnership with Ericsson reaffirms our commitment to driving meaningful change. By adopting a cooperative approach, we aim to create a positive impact on the environment, empower communities through digital skills development, and contribute to a more sustainable Africa.”

Fida Kibbi, Vice President and Head of Marketing, Communications, Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility at Ericsson Middle East and Africa, adds, “Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility underpins everything we do. We are thrilled to partner with MTN Group on their ambitious journey towards Net Zero and digital inclusion. The Memorandum of Understanding underscores our long-standing partnership and builds upon our shared commitment to creating a more sustainable future. Together, we are empowering a sustainable and connected Africa in alignment with Ericsson’s #AfricaInMotion vision.”

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