girls-day-blog

On April 15th, 2014 I had the great pleasure of taking part of Girls in ICT Day at ITU Headquarters in Geneva. Only in its 4th year as a UN recognized International Day, Girls in ICT Day has truly been a global success. With companies, governments and civil society all playing their role in promoting […]

networked-car-header-photo

We all hear about the exciting developments in the world of the Networked Car and the opportunities and benefits they could bring, particularly with respect to a reduction in the number of deaths and injuries resulting from road traffic accidents and a reduction in harmful emissions arising from improved traffic management. Occasionally we also hear, […]

NSS-blog

When one goes to meetings of ITU-T Study Groups, the expert groups of ITU’s standardization arm (ITU-T), it is quite normal to see more attendees from developing countries than in the past. Establishing a national standardization secretariat process at home can turn these attendees into more effective participants in ITU-T standardization work. Although some developing […]

Advancing-ICT-Accessibility-blog

In February 2007 Craig Barrett, then Chairman of Intel, invited ITU, several other international organizations and a small group of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) – including our nascent organization, the Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs (G3ict) – to present their plans to promote the adoption of information and communication technologies (ICTs) among disenfranchised populations.  Our mission […]

UNFCCC-blog2

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has reached an incredible milestone, celebrating its 20th anniversary since it entered into force on 21 March 1994. The challenge of preventing dangerous climate change is immense, but the UNFCCC has led the world towards the realization that dealing with climate change is both a necessity […]

BBCom-Development-blog

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 […]

SmartSustainableCities-Blog

Although cities account for only two per cent of global land area, they are responsible for more than 70 per cent of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and 60-80 per cent of global energy consumption. Recognizing the sustainability challenges that cities are facing and the consequent need to revolutionize the way that they function, the […]

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