ICT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Pakistani Youth See Opportunity in Digital Economy

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

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Tech Meets Agriculture at #Hack4Ag in Uganda

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

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