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.
As the refugee crisis in Europe and the Middle East escalated, Cisco employees stepped up as global problem solvers. We teamed up with NetHope to establish Wi-Fi connectivity for refugees on the move and in camps, and provided Cisco products and technical support through our Tactical Operations and Disaster Incident Response teams. And we awarded cash grants to strategic nonprofit partners who implemented technology-based solutions to help refugees on the ground.
We advise and support nonprofits using technology to better accomplish their missions. Our investments have helped develop a mobile app that monitors water distribution points and promotes sustainable water projects, and enabled a hunger-relief organization to automate some shipping functions.
When disasters occur, our solutions and expertise are put to work. By harnessing the power of digital technology and providing personnel support, we help emergency response teams where it’s needed most.
50+ global deployments by the Cisco Tactical Operations team
65 sites connected to Wi-Fi networks in Puerto Rico through partnership with NetHope in 2017
18,000+ medical consultations provided at Refugee First Response Center
Our TacOps team builds the voice and data networks first responders need to do their jobs.
Cisco community partner Destination: Home is committed to both putting people in homes and preventing people from becoming homeless.
myAgro is a Cisco nonprofit partner that created a mobile layaway program for smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa that can be managed through their mobile phones.
Akvo's unique, collaborative approach to development is helping organizations around the world use their data more effectively, and for greater impact.
Our partnership with Mercy Corps is empowering people to overcome crisis, build better lives, and transform communities.
As natural disasters disrupted lives around the world in 2017, Cisco teams came together to support each other, our customers, and their communities.