Category SDGs

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Powering smart grid roll-out

The race is on to upgrade current electric power systems to “smart grids” by incorporating information and communication technologies (ICTs) to deliver power more efficiently, reliably and sustainably. The global Smart Grid as a Service market is expected to more than quadruple in the next decade, from $1.3 billion in 2016 to $6 billion in […]

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 […]

TOPSHOT - Indian onlookers watch the launch of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C37) at Sriharikota on Febuary 15, 2017.
India successfully put a record 104 satellites from a single rocket into orbit on February 15 in the latest triumph for its famously frugal space agency. Scientists who were at the launch in the southern spaceport of Sriharikota burst into applause as the head of India's Space Research Organisation (ISRO) announced all the satellites had been ejected. / AFP / ARUN SANKAR        (Photo credit should read ARUN SANKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

India’s satellite launch breaks record – and could bring big benefits for humanity

On Wednesday, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched 104 satellites from seven countries on a single mission using the popular Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), overtaking the previous record of 37 satellites set by Russia in 2014. India aims to cement its position as a destination for low-cost launches, and Wednesday’s success spotlights India […]

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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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New data initiative launched for Indian cities

In a bid to build high calibre data in Indian cities, the World Council on City Data (WCCD) has launched the joint City Data for India Initiative with Tata Trusts in Mumbai. The goal of the initiative is to empower city leaders, decision-makers and citizens from cities across India to make data-informed decisions to improve […]

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In Trinidad, a regional model for how apps can help farmers

In May 2016, a multi-disciplinary research project started by a group of computer science lecturers at The University of the West Indies won international recognition at the ITU World Summit on the Information Society in Geneva, Switzerland. AgriNeTT placed in the top 5 among a host of international e-agriculture projects for its support to the […]

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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 […]