Nearly half of the world's population does not have access to the Internet, according to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Though they are living in the digital age, they have been left behind in the digital world, as they are unable to benefit from digital technology and the opportunities that it provides. Access to education and healthcare is also highly unequal across different parts of the world and the environment is deteriorating, further widening the regional gaps. Since the emergence of COVID-19, the way we study, work, and live has been completely redefined; cloud offices, online education, and contactless shopping became the new normal. During this process, connectivity has been driving sustainable development in ways we never saw before. The pandemic highlighted that digital inclusion is more necessary and urgent than ever.
To leave no one behind in the digital world, Huawei has continued with its TECH4ALL digital inclusion initiative. We have worked with global partners such as UN agencies, NGOs, research institutes, governments, and customers to promote digital inclusion, focusing on four high-impact domains: equity and quality in education, environmental protection, inclusion and equity in health, and balanced development.
As of the end of 2020, Huawei had worked with more than 20 partners, such as the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and Rainforest Connection (RFCx), and is delivering real advances in education and nature conservation.
teachers and students from 200+ schools have benefited from TECH4ALL projects
protected areas in 18 countries manage natural resources and protect biodiversity more efficiently using Huawei's digital technology
accessibility functions are available on Huawei smartphones, which are used by 10 million people every month
people living in remote areas in 60+ countries have access to mobile Internet services thanks to Huawei's RuralStar
Together with environmental organizations and other partners, Huawei is exploring how to apply its ICT solutions to protect the environment and reduce the human impact on the environment.Learn More
Huawei is helping different groups of people across different regions gain equal access to high-quality medical resources and digital services, so that no one is left behind in the digital world.Learn More