Tag Archives: ICT


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 […]


A taste of tomorrow: embracing change in The Lab at ITU Telecom World 2013

Innovation in technology, new products, services and applications have been on the agenda at ITU Telecom World since the very first event, over forty years ago. In an industry that changes as fast as this one, there’s always plenty to see, learn about and explore each year. But ITU Telecom World 2013 promises a particularly […]


ITU Telecom World: the future of communications is our future

Communication, you could argue, is what makes us human. It’s an essential part of our lives, families, societies and civilisation. We have gestured, talked and written to each other over thousands of years, first locally, then more widely, and now increasingly globally. Telecommunications, communicating at and over a distance, enabled this enormous increase in the […]


Digital Enlightenment

In today’s digital society, it is important to recognise the great changes we are witnessing. We are living through a unique period of global digital enlightenment; consider the ways in which global communications have rapidly developed in the first thirteen years of the new Millennium. There are many great examples of this; in the year […]


Turning the e-Waste challenge into an opportunity

As an issue spanning geo-political, developmental and environmental concerns, e-waste is a recurrent theme in the environmental agenda of countries, the ICT industry media and a strong focus for international organizations. It’s an issue that evokes concerns of exploitation of developing countries and pollution in developed and developing countries alike. At the same time it […]


Do we need a global cybersecurity framework?

This issue is particularly topical, it is of rising importance globally and affects all of us – whether we realise it or not. In terms of global communications, we are living through the most exciting period in human history. There are almost as many mobile subscriptions as there are people on the planet and by […]


Empowering young women through Technology

Recently I had the pleasure to participate in a Google hangout to discuss how we can best empower young women through technology, a topic which is top of the ITU agenda and one to which I am personally very committed. Geena Davis, who relentlessly champions gender equality in the media and is also the ITU’s […]


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