Category ICT for Sustainable Development

Mobile learning week: 3 projects mobilizing technology to empower refugees

In Ritsona refugee camp in Greece, a Syrian refugee types in the Arabic words for “phone credit” into a free translation app on his smart phone. Instantly, the correct pronunciation in Greek is read out to him. After a few times practicing these new words, he visits the nearest store to top up his prepaid […]

Five ideas to bring the world’s next four billion people online. Which will win?

As we work for progress on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), I believe that there is one intervention that will enable progress on all 17 goals: harnessing the power of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for social good. Internet, mobile and telecommunication networks have the power to connect people to health care, education and […]

Why women in tech matter – bringing the message to #SXSW

What does a 14-year-old teenager from Ireland, an engineer from Nigeria, an executive from France, a tech entrepreneur from Texas, and a Hollywood actor have in common? They all support the EQUALS vision for gender equality in tech! At South by Southwest (SXSW) this week, a diverse group of men and women from around the globe […]

Why the world needs Africa’s women developers

To celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8, ITU News is running a special series of blog posts on women in information and communication technologies (ICTs). All week, we’re featuring stories about women in tech and global programmes to accelerate the pace of progress for gender equality in ICTs.  As an African woman who studied and worked […]

‘The only woman in the electrical engineering department’ – one woman’s experience in tech

To celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8, ITU News is running a special series of blog posts on women in information and communication technologies (ICTs). All week, we’re featuring stories about women in tech and global programmes to accelerate the pace of progress for gender equality in ICTs. Karina Ospina has worked at some of the […]

Picture a more sustainable world: Enter WSIS Forum #ICT4SDG Photo Contest

From SMS messages that keep you up to date with crop prices to mobile monitoring of your health data; from digital libraries and mobile education apps to AI-powered transportation systems; digital technologies including information and communication technologies (ICTs) are helping to speed progress towards a more sustainable world. How do YOU see ICTs helping make the […]

Forging my path as a woman in ICT: Three key lessons

To celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March, ITU News is running a special series of blog posts on women in information and communication technologies (ICTs). All week, we’re featuring stories about women in tech and global programmes to accelerate the pace of progress for gender equality in ICTs. I was the first person in the meeting […]