Category ICT for Sustainable Development

Rwanda's Minister of Youth and ICT raises awareness of 4G in Kigali/ Photo via MYICTRwanda Flickr

Digital Ambassadors Program kicks off in Kigali

A new initiative in Rwanda aims to transform the lives of 5 million citizens by bringing them online and providing digital skills training in their communities in a new Digital Ambassadors Program (DAP). Partnering with the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Internet for All Northern Corridor initiative and Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT), Rwanda’s Ministry of Youth […]

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Thought Leadership: Top 5 ways to get more women and girls into STEM

To celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science, ITU spoke with five leading women in the science and tech industries to ask for their advice on how to get more women interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) studies and careers. Here are some of their top tips: Start at a younger age “I […]

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Nominate projects for WSIS Prizes 2017: Only two weeks left!

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) is calling for nominations for WSIS Prizes 2017, an annual award that recognizes and rewards successful development-oriented strategies that leverage the power of information and communication technologies (ICTs) that also help advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The contest closes on 15 February 2017. Eligible stakeholders can […]

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How ‘Tawasol’ project leverages ICTs to expand STEM education in Tunisia

Tunisia may be geographically small, but it is historically big. Its 3,000 years of history have been filled with several milestones shaping the country into what it is today. Now, Tunisia is working hard to accelerate the pace of its development. It has seen impressive progress, but there remains a wide gap between urban and rural areas in several […]

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How one GEM-TECH Award winner is tackling the digital gender gap

According to new ITU data, the global digital gender gap has grown from 11% in 2013 to 12% in 2016, with more than 250 million fewer women online than men. The gap has increased in Africa, the Arab States and the Americas. This means that those women still not online are not able to properly benefit from the […]

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Technovation launch 2017 season after GEM-TECH Award helped them expand

The annual GEM-TECH Awards celebrate personal or organizational achievements and innovative strategies to advance Gender Equality and Mainstreaming in the area of information and communication technologies (ICTs). ITU News recently caught up with one of the 2015 GEM-TECH winners, Technovation, to find out how winning had a positive impact on their work. The GEM-TECH Awards are […]

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ICT provides a foundation for small business development

The role of Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) in supporting economic growth and job creation is well recognized. Recently, tech MSMEs and startups have been thrust into focus, with countries around the world seeking to enable domestic ICT ecosystems and encourage home-grown digital products and services, such as online marketplaces which make it easier […]