Category SDG17 Partnerships for the Goals

‘Radical’ collaboration: G3id event inspires innovation to speed up the SDGs

Multi-colored balloons float high above an exhibition stand showing a simple, home-based solution to disinfect drinking water. Young men and women in T-shirts explain the newest app for connecting farmers to markets. A woman in a bright blue scarf hands out pencils and questionnaires about locally sourced fresh produce.  A man wearing a blazer and […]

Working together to control website defacement: lessons from Colombia

As Internet users worldwide consume ever-increasing amounts of data, cybercriminals are using more sophisticated techniques to exploit new vulnerabilities daily. Attacks on websites can have different purposes and one of them is the introduction of unauthorized modifications, or website defacement. Last month for example, security firm, Trend Micro, found cyber criminals injected fake content on […]

Can we turn the digital revolution into a development revolution?

Today, 3.9 billion people – more than half of the world’s population – do not have access to Internet. This is unacceptable. It deepens existing social and economic divides while creating new ones. The digital revolution must be a development revolution for all. To translate today’s technological breakthroughs into development breakthroughs, we need to harness […]

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 […]

Bringing ICT-enabled medical services to Germany’s refugees

A Farsi-speaking mother and her sick child sat in the makeshift doctor’s office, a little afraid. Sitting in a converted shipping container, a German-speaking doctor treated the child for an eye problem. “Within 15 minutes, the mother with the child was happy … and could be treated,” said Harald Neidhardt, Curator and CEO at MLOVE, […]

2017’s Top 5 AI trends are about far more than technology: Stephen Ibaraki

We are now at a unique moment in world history – an inflection point in which we are starting to see an unprecedented acceleration of economic, cultural, and societal change. This change is driven by what I call ‘A Triple C’: Automation; time Compression in new innovations; Convergence in biological and digital existences; ubiquitous Connectivity. The underlying catalyst of […]

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 […]