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How Food4Education Uses IoT to Fight Poverty

November 27, 2019 / Zeus Kerravala

Most large companies have corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs, but few have taken it as seriously as networking market leader Cisco Systems. One of the company’s ongoing initiatives is to help others who want to make the world a better place. This enables Cisco’s CSR investment dollars to go further, because the empowerment of others creates a multiplicative effect over what Cisco could do on its own. One such example is a Kenyan company called Food4Education. The company was founded by Wawira Njiru, who has a passion for ending poverty. In late September, I attended the Global Citizen Festival in New York’s Central Park, where I met Njiru. For those not familiar with the Global Citizen organization, it’s an international advocacy group that is aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development goals. The top initiative is to end global poverty. The Global Citizen Festival brought together more than 60,000 people who gathered to listen to some gr...