Category SDG10 Reduced Inequalities

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 […]

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 […]

How digital fiat currency issued by Central Banks will drive financial inclusion

Currency as a store of value, unit of account, and medium of exchange has accompanied society since the dawn of civilization and commerce. Fiat currency issued by the central bank under the law and constitution of each country added trust and governance as well as security to this simple yet powerful instrument. Fiat currency has […]

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 […]

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 […]

ITU to join new global initiative to expand digital financial inclusion

Just over two years ago, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation joined ITU to establish a  Focus Group on Digital Financial Services for Financial Inclusion. The goal was to tackle some of the main challenges countries face when promoting access to finance through ‘mobile money services’ which have proved successful in a number of emerging […]

Facebook’s Aquila to the rescue?

In the third installment of our sneak preview blogs by contributors to the 2016 State of Broadband Report, a team from Facebook share a unique project to expand Internet access in developing countries. The full report will be published here at 13:00 CET on 15 September 2016. Internet access can offer life-changing opportunities, information and experiences, but there […]