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Strengthening humanitarian action with insights from Mobile Network Data in Vanuatu

United Nations Global Pulse’s Jakarta Lab (PLJ) and Digicel recently collaborated to analyse anonymised mobile network data to generate timely insights for the Vanuatu Government as well as humanitarian agencies.

Below are outlined some of the research in Vanuatu using mobile network data and how the research approach and findings may be relevant to Indonesia and other countries responding to similar crises.

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Digicel lends timely help to 50 HART children with back to school items

Digicel staff got together and contributed general school stationary items while Star Printery gave all the exercise books to the children.

Digicel Fiji CEO, Mike Greig made the presentation and met the children and encouraged them to do their best in school this year.

“This is an excellent gesture at the start of the year, I want to thank Digicel Fiji staff who took pride and made an effort to buy stationary and help some needy children in our community,” said Greig.

Digicel provides new telemedicine facility for Suva Children’s Hospital

Digicel Founder and Chairman, Denis O’Brien, who was in Fiji last week as part of a tour of Digicel’s Pacific markets, launched the new teleconference facility at the hospital in Suva.

Digicel worked in partnership with the International Women’s Association, a non-profit group to see this milestone project through.

Team Vanuatu athletes receive a boost from Digicel Vanuatu

Team Vanuatu Head Coach, David Benjimen received the uniforms on behalf of Team Vanuatu alongside Vanuatu’s own Elite Athlete and current 60m indoor sprint record holder, Daniel Philimon.

Coach Benjimen was thrilled to receive the uniforms and thanked Digicel Vanuatu for their ongoing support and help to make things even better for Team Vanuatu.

Digicel provides free Wi-Fi at Fiji’s Premiere Fashion Event

The sponsorship package includes telecommunications support for the FJFW administration which will be held from 21st to 25th May at the FMF Gymnasium in Suva.

Digicel Fiji CEO, Mike Greig said,” We are delighted to continue our support for Fiji’s premiere fashion show. Our support for the 2018 FJFW is with cash and telecommunications support including free wireless internet hotspots at FMF Gymnasium.”

Digicel supports Special Olympics Fiji Invitational Regional Games

Digicel Fiji Chief Executive Officer, Mike Greig said, “This is a great day for a great cause, and we are fully committed to the community where we operate. We are delighted to partner with Special Olympics Fiji to support them in their 50th year celebrations and the hosting of the Fiji Invitational Regional Games. Special Olympics is a passion of Digicel Founder and Chairman, Denis O’Brien and we are excited to be able to mirror this in Fiji.

Digicel launches leadership program

The program was launched today in Port Moresby.

Aspire is a development program designed to provide leadership training for high potential Digicel staff to support and prepare them to move into future leadership positions within the business.

Digicel Chief of People Officer, Emer Jameson, said the program is another example of the continued commitment from Digicel to build leadership capacity across its markets.

VIDEO: Digicel to provide full satellite coverage across the Pacific

In this Business Plus PNG interview, David Conn talks to Intelsat’s Managing Director for the Pacific, Robert Suber about the partnership with Digicel in the region as well as the impact it has had on communication services available in the network.

 

Digicel announced official sponsor of Vanuatu Colour Festival

This is the driving philosophy behind Vanuatu Colour Festival. The music festival will showcase some of the best local & international artists ever to be seen in Vanuatu and introduce the colour powder concept in Vanuatu. People from all ages will be able to enjoy the great music, throwing colours to each other, a vast selection of food & drinks and tons of fun.  

Digicel completes Share Purchase Agreement for Tonga Cable Ltd

As a result, Government will be able to co-finance alongside the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank, the extension of the fibre optic cable to Vava’u and Ha’apai Islands for an improved telecommunication service in both Island groups. 

This announcement reinforces Digicel’s objective to increase accessibility to and penetration of communications to Tonga – as well as to deliver the economic and social benefits that communications bring.