China’s Alibaba Cloud has launched a new Tech for Change initiative that aims to help tackle global social and humanitarian challenges.
Announced during Mobile World Congress, Alibaba's cloud computing division is calling for joint efforts by other businesses and entrepreneurs to take on issues in education, economic development and the environment through technology.
For its part, Alibaba Cloud will provide partners with access to its tech expertise, global computing resources and talent development programs.
One of the first initiatives under the scheme is a collaboration with iamtheCODE to support young women coders in marginalised communities get the education they need to forge careers in tech. Support will include access to free online training and cloud computing resources.