17 May, 2016

UN Secretary-General Calls for Leaders to Invest in Young Innovators

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From UN News Centre   17 May 2016 – The global sustainable development agenda recognizes the great potential of information and communication technology to accelerate human progress, bridge the digital divide and advance knowledge, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, marking World Telecommunication and Information Society Day with a call for Governments, businesses and

3 May, 2016

World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2016: Join onsite or remotely!

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From UNESCO The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2016 starts on 2 May 2016 in Geneva, and emphasizes Information and Communications Technology (ICT) as critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  The first High-Level Dialogue session will be dedicated to SDG 16 & to "Promoting Peaceful and Inclusive [Knowledge] Societies," and will explore how

29 Apr, 2016

“Girls in ICT Day” highlights need to promote technology careers for women

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From UN News Centre On Girls in ICT Day– marked annually on the fourth Thursday in April – the United Nations International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is highlighting the need to promote technology career opportunities for girls and women in the world’s fastest growing sector. ITU estimates a skills shortfall of over two million jobs in

10 Feb, 2016

Pakistani Youth See Opportunity in Digital Economy

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From World Bank More than 400 students today packed the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) auditorium in Karachi. They were eager to interact with Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank Group and discuss social innovation, entrepreneurship and inclusive growth in Pakistan. This is an important theme for Pakistan and one particularly relevant to the

27 Jan, 2016

Tech Meets Agriculture at #Hack4Ag in Uganda

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From The World Bank Kampala, Uganda— Cellphone usage is expanding in Sub-Saharan Africa, and paving the way for information and communication technologies (ICT) to modernize and boost productivity in the region’s agricultural sector.   Apps like Kilimo Salama, which provides farmers with updated climate data, as well as Vet Africa, which helps diagnose livestock diseases, are

30 Jan, 2014

UN invests in Myanmar’s IT engineers and young entrepreneurs

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During this week’s Second Myanmar Development Cooperation Forum in Nay Pyi Taw, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) announced a new presidential initiative to create jobs for young people and investment opportunities in Myanmar’s IT sector. A collaboration between ESCAP, Infosys, the Government of India, and the Government […]

14 Oct, 2013

ITU selects winners of young innovators competition

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Ten young people from around the world will be honoured with a United Nations award recognizing their work as entrepreneurs and use of technology to change the world. The recipients of the 10 Young Innovators Competition organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Telecom come from a wide range of countries including India, Uganda and Viet Nam […]

1 Oct, 2013

Costa Rica spotlights contribution of youth, technology, to global development agenda

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On 24 September 2013, Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla-Miranda highlighted in an address to the United Nations the contribution of young people to the new development agenda through innovation and the use of new technologies. “Increasingly, innovation, technology, education and culture are recognized as promoters of development, and there is a growing consciousness on the […]

21 Sep, 2013

UN SG’s Envoy on Youth addresses the Broadband Commission for Digital Development

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On 21 September, the Broadband Commission for Digital Development met in New York. At the meeting, which was co-chaired by H.E. President of Rwanda Paul Kagame and Carlos slim, president if Carlos slim foundation, and with Irina Bokova, Secretary-General of UNESCO, and Dr. Hamadoun I. Toure, Secretary-General of ITU, as vice co-chairs, United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on […]