STATEMENT: Huawei and its partners talk about digital inclusion and sustainability at MWC Barcelona 2023

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STATEMENT: Huawei and its partners talk about digital inclusion and sustainability at MWC Barcelona 2023

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- Huawei and partners share how technology enables digital inclusion and sustainability at MWC Barcelona 2023

BARCELONA, Spain, March 2, 2023/PRNewswire/ -- After launching the TECH4ALL initiative at Mobile World Congress (MWC) Barcelona four years ago, Huawei and its partners shared the latest insights and practices on how technology is enabling inclusion digital and sustainability at a media round table on day 1 of MWC Barcelona 2023.

"All of our efforts with the TECH4ALL initiative would not have been possible without taking technology and partnerships as key enablers," said Jeffrey Zhou, Huawei's ICT Marketing Director, in his keynote address. "Since the launch of TECH4ALL, more than 600 schools worldwide, more than 220,000 teachers and K12 students in remote areas, unemployed youth, women and the elderly, and 46 nature reserves have benefited from the TECH4ALL programme. In the future, We will continue to innovate and use technology together with our global partners to build a more inclusive and sustainable digital world for all."

At the end of his speech, Zhou officially launched the special publication TECH4ALL Digital Inclusion, which shares the various insights, strategies, and best practices of global experts and partners in 15 stories spread across three sections: Perspectives, Technology Spotlight, and Case Studies. The special publication is now ready to view and download on the Huawei TECH4ALL website.

Also at the panel discussion, representatives from UNESCO and the global NGO Close the Gap explored how technology is helping drive the digital transformation of education and improve digital skills, especially for underserved groups in remote and rural areas. These include providing connectivity, expanding literacy and digital skills, and supporting the STEAM curriculum through projects like Technology-Enabled Open Schools for All, DigiSchool, and DigiTruck.

"Digital open education models are the manifestation of the digital transformation of school education. It is an open approach to reinventing school systems to ensure that school education, including learning knowledge, developing skills, fostering values and social care, will be ensured under both normal and emergency situations," said Dr. Fengchun Miao, head of UNESCO's Unit for Technology and Artificial Intelligence in Education. "The Open Schools for All project powered by UNESCO and Huawei is having a groundbreaking impact in building and testing digital open schools in African countries. The project directly covers more than 20,000 students and more than 1 million teachers in Ghana , Ethiopia and Egypt.

TECH4ALL partner Close the Gap described the value of DigiTruck in providing free digital skills training for remote communities in Africa.

"We have partnered with Huawei to develop and deploy DigiTrucks in Africa in rural and peri-urban communities specifically aimed at preparing youth in those communities for the digital jobs of the future," said Ngosa Mupela, Business and Investment Manager at Close the Gap.

Under the TECH4ALL initiative, technology also enables the sustainable management of natural resources and the protection of biodiversity. Arno Cmadom from the Neusiedler See-Seewinkel National Park in Austria explored the critical role technology plays in wetland conservation, including protecting biodiversity and studying the effects of climate change on ecosystems.

"Thanks to new technology provided by Huawei and its partners, we are now for the first time able to collect sound data 24/7, year-round, simultaneously from more than 60 sites and analyze it through AI models provided by Rainforest Connection. This makes research and management in hard-to-reach wetland areas more efficient and enables further research," said Arno Cmadom, representing the Neusiedler See-Seewinkel National Park.

Along with the media roundtable, the Huawei TECH4ALL booth at MWC Barcelona 2023 invites visitors to explore the latest developments in projects running under the initiative and learn about the crucial role that technology and partnerships can play in enabling inclusion and sustainability.

About Huawei TECH4ALL

TECH4ALL is Huawei's long-term digital inclusion action plan and initiative. Enabled by innovative technologies and partnerships, TECH4ALL is designed to help promote inclusion and sustainability in the digital world.

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