24 May 2009

Zain and Ericsson bring mobile tech to rural areas in Nigeria

Middle East and African mobile network provider, Zain, and leading telecom equipment supplier, Ericsson, are working with the United Nations to help alleviate poverty and empower rural people in Nigeria.

Both companies are involved in the Millennium Villages Project, which is run by the Earth Institute at Columbia University, Millennium Promise and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The chosen site for the project in Nigeria is Pampaida, in the Ikara Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The Millennium Villages Project is a community-based initiative designed to help people in rural areas improve agricultural production, which is the foundation of the region’s economy. Additional benefits include improving access to health, education and infrastructure.

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Related article: Ericsson, Zain team up to bolster UN project in Kenya

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