Tag Archives: crowdsourcing

Young ICT Leaders Crowd Source Policy

As a new generation of ‘digital natives’ – 15 to 24 year olds with five or more years of experience of using the Internet – emerges, and we advance further into the 21st century, new and invigorated ways of thinking about leadership and youth are necessary to tackle the full spectrum of global social, political, and economic issues. Today, […]

Young Innovators Competition Hosts Second Hangout on Open Source Technology for Disaster Management

The ITU Telecom World Young Innovators Competition held our second Google Hangout on July 3. These events take the form of live-streamed panel discussions and give our current participants a chance to discuss the major issues surrounding our challenges with experts from around the globe. For our current challenge we are looking for young social […]

ITU Leverages Social Networks to Develop Future Strategy

As a testimony to ITU’s strong commitment to openness and transparency, from June 2013 to May 2014 ITU has engaged in an innovative consultation process to gather views from all stakeholders at every stage in the process of the elaboration of its new Strategic Plan. This is the first time that a UN agency has […]

Mainstreaming Youth in Post-2015 Development Agenda

The 2014 edition of the ECOSOC Youth Forum recently concluded with a strong endorsement from Member States for the Global Youth Call, which captures the aspirations and combined input of thousands of young people to the UN’s Post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals. The document, which represents one of the first instances of high-level policy around […]

Young Innovators Competition Issue a Series of Challenges for 2014

The Young Innovators Programme has just closed submissions on the first challenge of its 2014 Young Innovators Competition. The challenge, focused on Local Digital Content, attracted 205 ideas from 55 countries. An online community of over 4500 users helped to refine the ideas, submitting 2361 votes and 1100 comments. A closer look at the process, […]

The New Digital Context

Borrowing a title from a WEF2014 session which featured Marissa Mayer and John Chambers, this article explores the evolution of customer relationship management (CRM) and how companies are being obliged to engage and respond. There is little doubt that the convergence of new technologies (cloud, social etc.) is completely transforming the relationship businesses have with […]

#BYND2015 #GetAhead with the ITU

The modern workforce is very different from the workforce of previous generations. While in the past most people would usually stay within the same industry or company for the majority of their career, the current young generation is expected to have an average of 6 substantial career changes in their working life. With this in […]