Cisco Impact Area | Critical Human Needs and Disaster Relief

Cisco Impact Area | Critical Human Needs and Disaster Relief

Mobilizing critical resources

Humanitarian crises persist. Many people lack access to basic human needs: food, adequate shelter, and­ clean water. We empower nonprofits and social change agents worldwide to relieve these problems.

We support scalable technology solutions that help disaster-relief teams move faster and provide vital services to more people when disasters strike.

Click here to learn how Cisco helps during disasters and humanitrian crises.

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Reducing Food Waste and Food Insecurity One Meal at a Time
Based in Oakland, California, Replate is a nonprofit with a mission to reduce food waste and food insecurity through its food recovery system. Replate’s technology platform makes it easy for companies to schedule on-demand...
May 13, 2020 11:10 AM ET
Using Technology to Protect Vulnerable Communities
In 2017, Cisco launched a five-year, $10 million partnership with Mercy Corps called “Technology for Impact.” The aim was to combine Cisco’s resources and technology with Mercy Corps’ extensive experience in the humanitarian sector to accelerate scale and social impact. Now in its third year, Tech for Impact has reached nearly seven million people in 29 countries. The partnership has ...
May 6, 2020 12:10 PM ET
From Diagnostics to Masks: How a Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge Winner Is Helping Front-line Health Workers
OmniVis developed a handheld, IoT device that detects cholera in water samples within 30 minutes of collection. Until now, that process took over a week. Shorter detection times can reduce illness and death from the disease. The biotechnology company was a second runner-up in the 2017 ...
Apr 16, 2020 3:40 PM ET
Global Citizen: Powering the Movement to End Poverty
The following is an excerpt from Cisco’s 2019 CSR report. To find out more or read the full report, click here. As a technology company, we have a powerful opportunity to create an inclusive future by sharing our skills and capabilities with others. Through a new partnership with international...
Feb 24, 2020 3:25 PM ET
Data Science to Improve Foresight and Decision Making in the Humanitarian Sector
This post was written by guest blogger Alexa Schmidt, Senior Technology for Impact Program Manager, Mercy Corps. The organization I work for—Mercy Corps—strives to alleviate suffering, poverty, and oppression through economic development and emergency relief programs around the world. This work has always been challenging. We’ve seen firsthand the fragmentation of armed...
Jul 15, 2019 5:45 PM ET

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