Tag Archives: Youth

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Young ICT Policy Leaders: Feedback from an innovative programme

The Republic of Korea is a land where innovation is gathering speed. I have been discovering this over the past few weeks during the various sessions of the Young ICT Policy Leaders (YIPL) training programme. Established by ITU, this programme gave young people under 35 years of age the unique and exclusive opportunity to gain […]

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Young Innovators Competition to use Internet of Things for social good

ITU Telecom World Young Innovators Competition Challenge 4 is looking for bright young people to enter ideas for new starts ups which use the Internet of Things (IoT) for social good. If you want to participate in the future of ICT development, promote social good and benefit from expert advice for your start-up ideas, this […]

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Governance in the Information Age

Times have changed. Governance in the Information Age has evolved, however access to information remains a crucial element in the effort to increase accountability and transparency and to cultivate trust among citizens and their governments. A leading organization in this field is the OpenGov Foundation. The OpenGov Foundation was created from the success generated by […]

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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, […]

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Youth Empowerment – how the UN can lead the way forward

Sixty-five carefully-selected post-graduate students representing forty-four nationalities and diverse academic backgrounds, recently gathered for the UNOG Graduate Study Programme (GSP) – the annual flagship outreach programme of the United Nations Information Service in Geneva – for two weeks of intensive learning, discussion and collaboration. Working with youth is a priority for Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, and for […]

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Kartik’s Story: Fighting for ICTs to be Accessible to All

As a blind student from India, I have had several experiences where a lack of accessibility has prevented me from having the same opportunities as others. People with visual impairments have been struggling with accessibility for a long time, and we urgently need to make sure that accessible information and communication technologies (ICTs) are available […]

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Equipping our Children with Knowledge for the Digital Age

Even more than the advent of the automobile, the Internet is hurtling us forward and transforming every part of our lives. From a computer that once took up an entire room to a wearable implanted chip, we watch, wear, and are connected almost every moment of the day; and night. Children today have never known […]