By Gina Tesla.
Starting this week, a team of experts from IBM’s Corporate Service Corps (CSC) and Dow’s Leadership in Action program – brought together with the assistance of PYXERA Global – will collaborate with International Medical Corps to develop sustainability solutions for the community of Wolayita, Ethiopia. Specifically, the integrated team will work with area leaders to develop recommendations related to delivering health care services, informing and energizing community action on sustainability issues, and designing methodologies to measure and track improvements in public health.
During this process, IBM and Dow employees also will have the opportunity to develop their leadership and collaboration skills while forging new relationships in an emerging market. Together, these developments – community service, leadership training, and developing new markets and global leaders – comprise the “triple benefit” of IBM Corporate Service Corps.
Read the press release about this latest CSC engagement, and stay tuned for progress updates on our results.
Gina Tesla is Director of the IBM Corporate Service Corps. IBM’s Corporate Service Corps team members comprise some of IBM’s most talented employees, and provide skills to developing countries in disciplines that include information technology, research, marketing, finance, consulting, human resources and law. Since 2008, IBM Corporate Service Corps has dispatched approximately 3,000 IBM employees originating from 56 countries on engagements to 37 countries – making this pro bono problem solving program among the world’s largest.