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Huawei and du sign MoU for green development program

by Madaline Dunn

du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on a Sustainability and Green Development Program with Huawei, a global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. 

This joint program, it said, will focus on leveraging advanced and Green ICT technologies.

The program will have three parts: the first will see du and Huawei collaborate to design, develop and implement green ICT solutions that improve energy efficiency and reduce network carbon intensity. 

It will support du’s Net Zero targets 2030, aligning with UN Sustainability Goal 9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, and Goal 12 Responsible Consumption and Production. 

The second aspect focuses on leveraging scientific and technological innovation to protect and observe wildlife biodiversity, aligning with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 14, Life Underwater, and Goal 15, Life on Land.

Third, the collaboration also aims to enhance digital educational platforms through advanced technology and innovative tools, aligned with the UN’s SDG 4, Quality Education.

Commenting on the MoU, Fahad Al Hassawi, CEO of du, stated: “At du, we are enthusiastic to join forces with Huawei in the UAE’s Sustainability and Green Development Program. This collaboration amplifies our unwavering dedication to social responsibility and sustainability. Apart from continuously leveraging the energy-efficient and low-carbon green ICT solutions, we aspire to drive tangible change in nature conservation and digital accessibility, in harmony with the UAE’s ambitious sustainability vision. Together, we strive to empower communities and pave the way for a truly sustainable future.”

Jiawei Liu, CEO of Huawei UAE, commented: “We are excited to cooperate on the Sustainability and Green Development Program with du in the Year of Sustainability, demonstrating Huawei’s commitment to driving positive social and environmental impact in the country. This partnership is built on our long-standing cooperation with du in providing advanced green ICT solutions to increase energy-efficiency in the network. Through the power of technology, we aim to further contribute to the UAE’s sustainability targets, focusing on nature conservation and digital access. This collaboration is a testament to our dedication to creating a more inclusive and sustainable digital world.”

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