Commitment to Action

EKOCENTER: Improving Holistic Community Wellbeing

Commitment by

The Coca-Cola Company

In 2013, The Coca-Cola Company, with a range of partners, committed to deploying 150 EKOCENTERs over a two year pilot phase to directly improve the physical, social, environmental, and economic wellbeing of more than 45,000 people. The EKOCENTER is an off the grid, modularly designed kiosk that will transform a standard shipping container into a hub of community activity by providing clean, safe drinking water, wireless communication, electricity, and other services to further enable community development within the world's population at the Base of the Pyramid. Coca-Cola will use a Golden Triangle approach to execute on this commitment, partnering with actors from the private, public, and non-governmental sectors. Deployment of the EKOCENTER is confirmed in Haiti, Mexico, the Philippines, Paraguay, Rwanda, South Africa, and the United States, with the intention to scale to over 10 more countries by the end of 2015.

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Commitment

EKOCENTER: Improving Holistic Community Wellbeing

Launched

2013

Est. Duration

2 years

Estimated Total Value

$

Region

Latin America & Caribbean, Asia, Africa

Countries

HAITI, MEXICO, PARAGUAY, PHILIPPINES, RWANDA, SOUTH AFRICA, United States

Commitment by

The Coca-Cola Company

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Inter-American Development Bank, Africare, McCann Worldgroup, NRG Energy, Inc., IBM, DEKA Research and Development Corporation, SOLARKIOSK, United Parcel Service, Inc., Qualcomm Incorporated