The deepest impact from social change efforts is often felt in the places where suffering is greatest. Through Shilpa Sayura Foundation in Sri Lanka, youth are leading as active digital agents of change. They make media to communicate the needs of child soldiers returning to society, share first-hand accounts of natural disasters, and capture other critical stories otherwise left untold.…
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Internet access and powerful communication technologies are spreading around the world at a extraordinary rate, transforming the way citizens live and interact with each other. With the many benefits that citizens experience from these advanced technologies, there is also the expectation that leaders in government, civil society and politics will keep up.
Unfortunately, many political institutions and citizen groups…Continue
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Standardization between advancing accessibility, 5G technologies and Softwarization will remove all barriers for persons with disabilities.
Are we ready to remove all the barriers for persons with disabilities?
In the near future, robots, smart things, Internet of Things (IoT) and machines will…
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Today we’re announcing an expanded commitment to our corporate philanthropy around the world with a broader ambition and a new organization within the company, Microsoft Philanthropies, to make this ambition a reality.
Our CEO, Satya Nadella, has defined a clear mission for Microsoft: Empower every person and every organization on the…Continue
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New York, 15 December 2015 – An ‘Action Plan to Close the Digital Gender Gap’ was launched today at a side event on “Women's Empowerment in the Digital Age” during the High-Level Meeting of the World Summit of the Information Society currently…Continue
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What is WSIS?
The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) is a unique two-phase United Nations (UN) summit that was initiated in order to create an evolving multi- stakeholder platform aimed at addressing the issues raised…Continue
No fewer than 7,560 people have gained Information Communication and Technology (ICT) training from the Sokoto Education Development Trust Fund (SEDTF) in the last 17 years.
Its Board of Trustees Chairman, Alhaji Shehu Shagari, said this at the opening of a three-week Computer Training Programme for 88 civil…Continue
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Savana Signatures is a youth-led, youth-centered and gender sensitive programming ICT for development (ICT4D) organization based in Ghana with the mission “To equip youth, women and vulnerable groups with ICT skills for personal and professional development through the innovative use of ICT” and a vision of “A society where relevant information,…Continue
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Innovation of accessibility is working in collaboration with all other agencies with industry…Continue
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How do we empower more women to use the Internet in developing countries? Two major studies on women’s usage of information and communications technologies (ICTs) released this year provide some answers.
The first study, Bridging the gender gap: Mobile access and usage in low-and…Continue
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