Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Live@WWAC: Cisco's war on terror

In the war on terror, perhaps the most successful font is being opened up by companies such as Cisco, battling the lack of education and economic prospects in some countries, namely ones in the Middle East. Cisco’s Jordan Education Initiative has already gotten a lot of coverage, but the problems it directly address still need to be highlighted. As John Chambers highlighted in his keynote at the Worldwide Analyst Conference, in many countries in the Middle East, you have 60% of population under 18, and have little or no economic prospects for the future. As Chambers rightly pointed out, if you don’t change that, “you will have terrorism forever.” Cisco and other companies recognize this and are proactively something to combat lack of education.

See here on how important economic stability is to peace in the region.

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