Prof. Yin Haitao delivered a speech at Huawei Sustainable Development Forum 2022

Publisher : MBA Office       Nov.25,2022

On the afternoon of November 23rd, Prof. Yin Haitao, Associate Dean of ACEM, was invited to attend Huawei Sustainable Development Forum 2022 "Connectivity+: Innovate for Impact" and exchanged ideas with senior leaders from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the United Nations (UN), telecommunication ministers and regulators from Cambodia, Nigeria, Bangladesh and Pakistan, and business leaders and experts from South Africa, Belgium and Germany via online and on-site hybrid mode as the keynote speaker. The Forum focused on how technological innovation can promote wider connectivity in the digital economy, unlock the commercial and social values of ubiquitous connectivity and facilitate sustainable development.


 Topics included Huawei's global commitment to join the International Telecommunication Union’s Partner2Connect Digital Alliance and how information and communications technology (ITC) innovation can unleash business and social values in the digital economy.


In the dialogue on the theme of "Dialogue and Discussion: Making Remote Connection Good," Prof. Yin Haitao shared his views on Huawei's "RuralStar" series of solutions. Prof. Yin said that "the RuralStar range of solutions is a classic example of how business can leverage its power to advance the sustainable development goals. In the case of RuralStar, we have not only resolved a social issue -- global connectivity, but also contributed commercial values. We are now using solar energy to protect the environment, which in turn promotes social equality and economic development.” The RuralStar series of solutions has now connected 60 million people in remote areas in more than 70 countries.


In the dialogue on the theme of "Dialogue and Discussion: Enrich Digital Services for Inclusive Development," Prof. Yin Haitao emphasized that "we must remember that global connectivity is not our goal, but rather that everyone participates in the digital society, that people in remote rural areas can enjoy the security and the opportunity to share the prosperity of the digital economy. Our goal is to enable our digital economy and digital technology to exert real social impact."


Further reading:


Huawei's commitment to ITU P2C Digital Alliance:

l  Huawei promises to provide the capability of connection to the digital society for about 120 million people in remote areas in more than 80 countries by the end of 2025.

l  Huawei will cooperate with government departments, such as the Ministry of Post and Telecommunication of Cambodia, the first ITU P2C partner country as well as universities to provide 10,000 training opportunities for professionals in the next five years.

Prof. Yin Haitao's team studied how Huawei created a new base station for RuralStar.