A human-centric approach to a meaningful connectivity

The basic internet connectivity is not enough. We need a new narrative for purposeful human-centric connectivity, with its goal to connect 3.5 billion people not included in this digital revolution. Here, I am discussing the following dynamics we need to consider that would influence the connectivity, access to tools, skills, and improved livelihoods.

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The latest in Social Inclusion: Digital Literacy KPIs for Sustainable Development

Another new publication this Spring just came out: the Social inclusion academic open access journal with the special issue “Digital Inclusion Across the Globe: What Is Being Done to Tackle Digital Inequities?”. My colleagues and I wrote an article on digital literacy and the importance of key performance indicators (KPIs) …

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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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From the ChildArt mag: How Not To Feed The Trolls

Before I hit my annual digital sabbatical, here’s something you may find useful, whether you’re a child, teen, or an adult. The article was published in January-March 2019 issue of The Magazine of the International Child Art Foundation, yours truly was a Guest editor on Online safety.

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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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