Geneva, 8 June 2015 – President Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera of Costa Rica was inaugurated today as ITU Patron for Youth and ICT at a special ceremony in Geneva. This builds on the BYND2015 Youth Summit organized by ITU in San José, Costa Rica in 2013 where young participants from around the world called on governments to provide more flexible, dynamic and open means of governance to reach more people more easily than presently possible. They emphasized that the key to a successful development paradigm will be innovation and asked for education systems that equip students with not just theoretical knowledge, but with a practical mix of marketable, innovative and relevant skills needed to compete in the global digital economy.
In this digital age, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is reshaping the lives of the people. It has facilitated growth and development and at the same time created opportunities for the different sectors in our society. However, not everyone has the access or the skills for the available digital resources. With this socioeconomic disparity among the people, there is a definite call to accelerate digital inclusion through innovative solutions across all industries – the very purpose of the Summit. READ MORE
Global leaders must urgently accelerate progress toward universal and affordable access to information and communication technologies (ICTs), if the world is to meet the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, according to the UN Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development, which met at Davos, Switzerland, during a Special Session co-organised with the World Economic Forum.
The high-level meeting attended by government ministers, UN leaders and C-suite industry executives called on governments around the world to prioritize broadband connectivity in countries and regions under their influence.
"We need fresh investment models to unlock the power of ICT connectivity that fuels growth in today's digital economy," said Houlin Zhao, Secretary-General of International…Continue
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Over 500 participants from government, business, academia, non-governmental organizations and the United Nations family are meeting in Nairobi this week to formulate and optimize human capacity building strategies for the information and communication technology (ICT) sector, to improve' digital skills and empower countries to take full advantage of strong continued growth in ICT-related jobs.
Organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the UN specialized agency for ICTs, and hosted by the Communications Authority of Kenya, the global ICT Capacity Building Symposium (CBS-2016) provides an opportunity for stakeholders from across the world to discuss trends and developments in the sector and their implications for human and institutional capacity building, and to develop strategies to accelerate progress towards…Continue
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“Advancements in training and technology that cater specifically to the needs of African journalists are beginning to pave the way for a new era in African journalism.
A recurring problem within the African media up until now has been a lack of resources and funding for African journalists. This has resulted in rich foreign news agencies with superior resources often setting the agenda for African news through the topics they choose to report.
The ramifications of this can be hugely detrimental as foreign journalists’ reports may not be able to paint the most in-depth and accurate picture. In the worst cases, misconceptions can hinder development as it results in misguided policy decisions being made.
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Dear member,As Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) will be celebrating its 5th Anniversary this November, we would love to hear from you particularly on how TCF has helped you or your organization in the last 5 years. We kindly request that you share with us what were the initiatives that have benefited you the most. We…Continue