Tag Archives: civil society

What the GEM-TECH Awards mean to me

In late October 2014, I travelled to Busan, Republic of Korea, to collect one of the first GEM-Tech Awards at ITU’s 2014 Plenipotentiary Conference. I was deeply honored to accept the award on behalf of the 40,000 marginalized young students of iMerit and our sister company, Anudip Foundation, who have been mainstreamed into digital jobs and […]

Engaging Civil Society in the ICT Sector

International Information and Communication Technology (ICT) policy-making is made up of multiple stakeholders – governments, private sector, civil society, intergovernmental and international organizations – all of whom have an interest in ensuring its continued development. In order to realize an effective and productive Information Society, we must ensure that the diverse views of all constituents […]

Debunking the myth of a Digital Cold War, before it’s too late

This article was originally published on March 29, 2013 on Aljazeera.com With the end of the Cold War and the rise of the global internet, mankind witnessed the collapse of the bipolar, zero-sum world that had dominated international relations for the better part of a century. The system that replaced it included new forms of communication and information […]