A panel on the Child Online Protection and IT industry role and responsibilities

First, I am happy to share that several months ago, I’ve started a new role as an expert on Child Online Protection (COP) project for the United Nations agency responsible for information and communication technologies – the ITU (International Telecommunication Union).  I am serving as a  national coordinator who works on developing …

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Digital Transformation Centers at the ITU: a kick-off meeting

I spent last week at the ITU in Geneva, Switzerland, from 11 to 13 February, 2020 I was on the kick-off meetings for the Digital Transformation Centers (DTC) project  for Phase 1. The primary function of DTCs are to deliver digital skills training to enhance digital literacy and foster uptake of digital …

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IGF2019 discussion on digital skills and education in rural areas

This year’s Internet Governance Forum #IGF2019, happened in Berlin, at Estrel congress center, gathering thousands of Internet practitioners, researchers, developers, and contributors. This year’s IGF focused on three main themes: data governance; digital inclusion; and safety, security, stability and resilience. Digital inclusion means more than just providing an internet access …

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Connecting the unconnected in Tanzania

This article has been published at the Coomunity Global Voices online and I wrote about the current activities of my colleagues,  and I are working on. Also, next week I am going to the Digital Excellence Forum in Helsinki, Finland. If this seems appealing to you, please head here; and perhaps I …

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The “Age of Digital Inter­de­pen­den­ce” & Digital Cooperation

On 10/6/2019, the UN High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation launched its report “Age of Digital Inter­de­pen­den­ce”with recommendations where the Basic Internet Foundation, with our DigI project efforts around the word, was an ideal epitome for Global Digital Inclusion and building Internet access around community needs. Read the report here.   Half …

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adio 2018!

My year was very active, full of events and work and travel and excitements, unpredictabilities, and then the sadness of the passing of my dearest one, and again, work and travel and exciting projects, wonderful people and colleagues who support me (thank you DigI team!), and super new things I am doing …

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