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Cisco Impact Area | Economic Empowerment

Investing in human potential

By supporting technology innovations, we empower people to thrive in the digital economy. Our solutions create IT careers for youth in Asia, support entrepreneurs in Latin America, and enable access to financial resources in Africa. These efforts help lift people out of poverty, support community development, and drive economic growth.

Learn more about how Cisco invests in human potential.

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Impact Story: Networking Academy Iceland
Hafsteinn Ingvarsson served two tours in the Danish military, thousands of miles away from his family in Iceland. Upon returning home, he and his wife decided to embark on new careers in the IT field, with Cisco Networking Academy as the catalyst. Together, they’re thriving at one of Scandinavia’s largest networking companies. When...
Aug 28, 2015 12:05 PM ET
Digital Challenge Helps Young People Solve Social Challenges in Brazil
What better place to incorporate a Hackathon than at World Skills, an event already bursting with energy and excitement? This year, the organization introduced a Digital Challenge...
Aug 14, 2015 2:45 PM ET
Cisco Networking Academy Student Becomes Adecco Australia CEO for a Month
This post was originally written on Adecco Australia’s blog by guest blogger James Kaluschke, a Cisco Networking Academy student who beat 582 other applicants to become the Adecco Australia “CEO for...
Aug 11, 2015 2:55 PM ET
Impact Story: Digital Divide Data Changes Lives in Laos
“Because of my three years of work experience at DDD, I was able to get a higher position of network engineer while he was hired as an assistant engineer because he didn't have any work experience while he was studying.”   — Korthao Xaipor
Aug 3, 2015 8:05 AM ET
Impact Story: Career Paths Converge at Cisco Live
When Kwame Ohemeng and Zoë Rose wanted to learn more about networking, they watched instructional videos on YouTube. Hundreds of clicks and a handful of Cisco Networking Academy courses later, they found themselves at Cisco Live with the Dream Team, where real-world experience and networking prepared them to succeed in the IT industry. Kwame’s interest in computers began with a video....
Jul 28, 2015 6:20 AM ET