The South Korean multinational conglomerate, Samsung, concluded a partnership with the UN Development Programme (UNDP) intended to contribute to the realisation of the sustainable development goals (SDGs).
The government of Malawi has adopted a national ICT policy whose mission is to ‘facilitate an efficient, effective, and sustainable utilisation, exploitation, and development of ICTs in all sectors of the economy in order to attain an information-rich and knowledge-based society and economy.’ The national policy on information and technology is intended to assist Malawi in moving forward on the
Kenya is undertaking its decennial national population and housing census from 24th to 31st August 2019. Unlike past editions where the census was carried out through manual questionnaires, the 2019 census will make use of digital technologies such as the geographic positioning system (GPS).
The UNDP launched the online global dialogue in order to advance discussions on digital ideas that could facilitate the realisation of sustainable development goals (SDGs). The objective of the online dialogue is to assess the challenges and explore solutions that digital technologies could offer on global development issues.
A study published by Deque Systems - a digital accessibility company and conducted by Nucleus Research shows that 70% of Internet websites in certain industries such as e-commerce, e-government, news and information, etc. are unavailable to visually impaired users.
The first ever Virtual Island Summit will be organised from 6-10 October 2019. The purpose of this ‘zero carbon conference’ is to encourage islands to share their knowledge, experience and good practices on sustainable development goals (SDGs) as well as other issues relevant to prosperity and resilience of island communities through an online platform.
Heads of states and governments attending the BRICS Summit in Johannesburg issued the Johannesburg Declaration where they underscored the need for development of effective policies to bridge the digital divide through measures such as ‘effective mechanisms for transfer of relevant technologies’.
Leaders from the BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa – met from 25-27 July for the group’s tenth annual summit.
The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs launched a ranking of countries on e-government development.