Solvinng Social Issues in Emerging and Developing Countries
The emerging and developing countries of the world are currently facing a variety of social issues related to subjects including poverty, energy, education, food, medicine, and health. At Panasonic, we see doing everything we can for regional development through our main line of business as our mission. We put our technologies, solutions, and expertise to active use toward resolving regional social issues. One such project is the 100 Thousand Solar Lanterns Project, launched in fiscal 2013, as a project meant to help celebrate Panasonic's upcoming 100th anniversary. Panasonic will also continue to enhance its cooperation with a variety of stakeholders that include NPOs, NGOs, and international organizations both within and outside of Japan.
Panasonic NPO Support Fund for Africa
As part of Panasonic's efforts to fulfill its duty as a member of global society and help to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we launched the Panasonic NPO Support Fund for Africa in 2010 as a program to support more robust public relations platforms for NPOs and NGOs active in African countries.
Many countries in Africa face poverty and hunger, as well as issues related to healthcare and education, and are looking for solutions.
The Panasonic NPO Support Fund for Africa program seeks to support the activities of NPOs and NGOs that are addressing these issues by increasing their level of recognition, as well as public understanding of and sympathy for what they do. The aim of this program is to expand the ranks of members and supporters of such organizations while enhancing their management platforms by transmitting information about the conditions of these countries and the activities of these organizations to foster a deeper public understanding.
Panasonic will continue to make contributions toward solving these issues in Africa and creatinge a sustainable society through this program.