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Nokia and UNICEF partner to bridge the digital divide in Senegal

Nokia and UNICEF partner to bridge the digital divide in Senegal

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Nokia has announced a new collaboration with UNICEF to bridge the digital divide by helping to improve digital education and training in schools in select parts of Senegal, West Africa.

This activity is in line with Nokia’s enhanced Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy, as well as Nokia’s commitment to advance digital skills.

Nokia is focused on the role its products play in solving some of the world’s most pressing challenges, using connectivity and digitalisation to restore stalled productivity, provide inclusive access to opportunity and relieve pressure on the environment and natural ecosystems.

“Nokia plays an important role in bridging the digital divide by providing connectivity to unconnected and underserved communities,” said Nicole Robertson, Vice President, Environmental Social and Governance at Nokia. “Connectivity, when coupled with digital skills, creates greater opportunity for employment, access to education and healthcare and participation in the digital economy. I am therefore delighted to announce Nokia’s partnership with UNICEF to advance digital skills and coding for children and young people in Senegal.”

The project with UNICEF Finland and UNICEF Senegal will involve teachers, as well as students in underserved areas in Senegal. The focus will be on digital education and training activities so students can develop their digital skills, including coding.

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