Cisco and NGO partners Habitat for Humanity, Inveneo, One Global Economy and Teachers Without Borders are addressing poverty alleviation in five Sub-Saharan African countries by providing affordable housing, community connectivity, online content and tools and hands on training. These countries include: Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria and Rwanda.

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Corporate Affairs

The Partners

Habitat for Humanity -
Key facts: Addressing housing needs for the poor in 86 countries and 3,000 communities around the world; 300,000 built to date, including over 50,000 houses in 21 countries in Africa and the Middle East.
CGI Commitment Role: Serve 278 low-income families with the provision of decent shelter, basic homeowner education and community leadership training in Sub Saharan Africa over next four years.

Inveneo -
Key facts: Creating and selling highly affordable and sustainable information and communications technologies that are specifically designed for organizations -- governments, NGOs, private enterprises -- that serve these rural communities with vital services that include education, healthcare, economic development, relief and telecenters. Watch video (2:11)
CGI Commitment Role: Install solar-powered computer labs, broadband wireless connectivity and other ICT infrastructure and leverage in-country partnerships to deliver ongoing support for partnership projects.

One Global Economy -
Key facts: Bringing broadband to the homes of low-income people and providing extensive capacity building resources in the form of a multilingual web portal called The Beehive.
CGI Commitment Role: Develop community portals and a youth training program to provide low-income individuals with accessible and understandable tools and information on a wide variety of topics including: money, health, education, jobs and careers, family, and starting a business.

Teachers Without Borders -
Key facts: Closing the educational divide through teacher training and community teaching & learning centers.
CGI Commitment Role: Provide online tools, courses, certifications, conferences, teaching and learning centers

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