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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, […]

Innovative ICT Solutions for Youth Employment

The latest ITU report,  Digital Opportunities:  Innovative ICT Solutions for Youth Employment, carries an important message for youth, the private sector, academia and government policy makers seeking to address youth unemployment:  youth need digital skills if they want to get a job or start a business. Digital literacy is effectively a prerequisite for employment and […]

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 […]