Tag Archives: Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs)

#SDGS: CONNECTIVITY IS ESSENTIAL!

The 2016 High-level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development was the first major review of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)  since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs themselves in September 2015. The HLPF was marked by passionate support for achieving the ambitious goals, and as the President of the General Assembly said […]

KT’s Global ‘GiGA Island’ Project to help transform digital Bangladesh

KT has been collaborating with the Government of Bangladesh, the International Organisation of Migration (IOM), and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to provide a high-speed broadband GiGA network that will aim to enhance quality of life on Bangladesh’s remote Moheshkhali Island by improving public services and enhancing access to information. The project hopes to provide a replicable […]

No one left behind: Broadband’s role in achieving the #SDGs

Broadband is vital to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It plays a vital role in improving global sustainable development by supporting the provision of basic needs such as education and healthcare, helping to lift people out of poverty through e-commerce and job growth, monitoring climate change and planetary processes, and bridging the digital gender […]

‘Investing in teenage girls’ on World Population Day #WPD2016

Access to ICTs can facilitate generational change, exposing young women to new ideas and connections, engaging them in the digital economy, and promoting gender equality. Yet, women are underrepresented in the ICT field around the world. Not only are there an estimated 200 million fewer women online than men, but there are fewer women in […]

The foundation of India’s new digital payments platform

India’s government launched its “Unified Payment Interface” in April to bring basic financial services to Indian citizens using mobile-wireless technology. This would not have been possible without Aadhaar. India’s biometric ID programme began in September 2010. Named Aadhaar after the Hindi word for foundation, it has since given a unique ID to over a billion […]

GEM-TECH awards: Nominate a leader in ICT gender equality!

Companies, government offices, NGOs and individuals are urged to get their nominations in for the annual Gender Equality and Mainstreaming in Technology (GEM-TECH) Awards, a joint ITU/UN Women prize recognizing outstanding efforts in using the power of information and communication technology (ICT) to empower women and girls. Online nominations are open until 23:59 EDT on […]

Addressing the urban/rural ICT divide

ITU is about to publish its updated ICT database shortly. The headline figures of 3.2 billion people online / 4.2 billion people offline are well-known, highlighting the substantial international digital divide. Another important issue within countries is the rural/urban digital divide, the domestic digital divide most often referred to, in addition to the gender digital […]