Tag Archives: development

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Broadband Commission reaffirms crucial role in development

At the 9th meeting of the Broadband Commission for digital development, discussion centered around how to accelerate progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals. I’m just back from the Broadband Commission meeting in Dublin, Ireland, graciously hosted by Broadband Commissioner Denis O’Brien. The Sunday morning session focused on the “Post 2015 Sustainable Development Agenda,” and […]

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ICT Accessibility requires available and affordable technology

 “When we talk of ICT in disability & development, the emphasis should also be on availability and affordability of technology,”  Javed Abidi, Chairperson, Disabled People’s International (DPI). Today, the linkage between disability and development is getting increasingly recognised in light of the growing discourse on the post-2015 development agenda. However, not many are talking about […]

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Disability and Development

Worldwide consultation launched that aims at building an inclusive Information Society for all There are more than 1 billion people living with disabilities. But this figure doesn’t provide the full picture of how disabilities impact the lives of a much broader community because in reality, if we also take into consideration family and friends who provide […]

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Bringing Broadband to Everyone

The High-Level Strategic Dialogue takes place on 13 May, a day ahead of the 2013 World Telecommunication/ICT Policy Forum, #WTPF, offering an opportunity to hear top policy pioneers and industry leaders debate hot topics in a low-key setting – in contrast to the more formal procedures of the Policy Forum. ‘Building our Broadband Future’ is a […]

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WCIT-12 adopts humanitarian instruments to improve safety and accessibility

Information and Communication Technologies save lives and have the potential to maximize the benefits of the Knowledge Society for marginalized communities in landlocked developing countries, small island developing states and for people everywhere who have disabilities. Within this context, the World Conference on International Telecommunications (#WCIT12) which recently concluded in Dubai adopted Article 5 – […]

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Youth connects with hot tech topics at ITU

On Wednesday 9th ITU opened its doors to some 350 students from across Europe as host of the Model UN programme run by the Lycée International of Ferney-Voltaire #FerMUN13. From 8:30am, the entrance lobbies and reception areas were abuzz with young voices as 200+ students from the Ferney Lycée and another 150 students from the Germany, the […]

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Connecting the Unconnected

First WCIT-12 Resolution approved and applauded It was heartening and appropriate that the first Resolution to be approved during the landmark WCIT-12 was all about connecting those who are still not connected. It was a Resolution aimed at fast-tracking connectivity for landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) and small island developing states (SIDSS) and represents very well […]

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