Tag Archives: ITU Telecom Young Innovators

ICTs Expand Market Access in Developing Countries

Developing countries can leapfrog their development pursuits by leveraging information and communication technologies (ICTs). Such technologies have demonstrated the capability to facilitate the flow of information, vital for the marketing of goods and services by developing countries to potential customers that may be thousands of kilometres away, through the establishment of websites and telemarketing. Transactions […]

Young Innovators Competition launches Challenge 3 on Smart Cities and Climate Change

The third challenge of the ITU Telecom World 2014 Young Innovators Competition has just been launched in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO). It seeks innovative ideas on how information and communication technologies (ICTs) can help smart cities to slow down or mitigate the effects of climate change for the benefit of global health. […]

The Power of Conversation

Conversation by definition takes at least two people – otherwise it is just talking to yourself, merely monologue. And it is powerful precisely because it takes two. It’s the basic unit of communication. It involves talking and listening, imparting and gaining knowledge. Sharing information. Conversation is at the heart of human experience – and at […]

Time for Ideas

#ITUWorld Young Innovators Competition 2013 looking forward to Your Ideas ITU has launched the third edition of its annual Young Innovators’ Competition offering talented social technopreneurs the opportunity to present their ideas to industry leaders at ITU Telecom World 2013 in Bangkok this November – as well as to win funding, mentorship and ongoing support. […]

ITU Young Innovator Competition winner provides solutions to youth unemployment in the Middle East

At the start of 2011, when Syed Ahmed graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Sharjah in the UAE, he did what most young college graduates do – he confidently entered the job market. After six months and many unsuccessful job applications later, Syed found himself – like so many his […]

ITU Young Innovators Competition winner gives India’s youth a voice

Are young people in India simply uninterested in what is going on around them? Apathetic, un-opinionated, disengaged? Anshul Tewari, one of the winners of the ITU Young Innovators Competition at ITU Telecom World 2012, doesn’t think so. India’s population is estimated at 1.2 billion people, with young people aged between 18 to 35 years making up […]

ITU supporting young digital entrepreneurs and innovators

The future belongs to the young. The youth of today are the leaders, entrepreneurs and policy-makers of tomorrow – driving technological, social and economic development globally. Within this context, there is no doubt that Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) will be the main force behind much of that development – creating employment, increasing productivity and […]