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Enabling Change-Makers for Peace in the Networked Society

Elaine Weidman-Grunewald
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Event: Stockholm Peace Talks
Location: Sveriges Riksdag, Stockholm
Date: 29/01/2015

Drawing examples from her 16-year-long career at Ericsson, Elaine discusses how the networked society can empower change-makers for peace, as well as how technology can create a culture of engagement and unity which directly serves the cause of peace. Finally, she outlines some concrete projects linked to youth and centered on technology for good, which she is currently contributing to.

Tags: Engagement,  Mexico,  Myanmar,  Networked Society,  Peace,  South Sudan,  Sweden,  Technology,  Uganda,  Unity,  Youth

Elaine Weidman-Grunewald

Vice President of Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility for the Ericsson Group

Elaine Weidman-Grunewald is Vice President of Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility for the Ericsson Group. She has worked for Ericsson in the US and Sweden for over 16 years. Since 2005 her work has focused exclusively on driving Ericsson’s sustainability and CR initiatives, and today she is part of the Global Leadership Team reporting to the CEO. She is also the head of Ericsson Response, the company's humanitarian and disaster response programme. Her focus is on the role that ICT can play in addressing global challenges in areas such as poverty, development, humanitarian response, climate change, human rights, and peace.

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