The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has published a report titled ‘Asia-Pacific
The Chinese tech giant Huawei and a Brussels-based NGO ‘Close the Gap’ concluded a partnership on the provision of digital skills training to rural and remote communities in Kenya. The DigiTrucks project i.e. mobile digital classrooms are intended for teachers, women and youth who live in remote areas and have limited access to the Internet and digital skills.
The GSMA recently published a report titled ‘The impact of spectrum prices on consumers’ where it highlighted some of the negative implications of high spectrum prices such as the inability to access mobile broadband services.
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and Cisco, launched the Digital Transformation Centres initiative with the aim of bridging the digital divide by providing people with relevant skills to actively participate in today’s digital society and economy.
African countries should make bold decisions to promote economic development through digital transformation, said World Bank
A World Bank policy brief noted that African governments have to take some bold decisions to promote digital transformation in the continent.
Digital Economy Report: Digital divides threaten to leave least developed countries even further behind
The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) 2019 Digital Economy Report highlighted that the ‘widening digital divides threaten to leave developing countries, and especially least developed countries even further behind’.
The 14th Global Forum on Global Settlements themed around the ‘Sustainable Development of Cities and Human Settlements in the Digital Era’ was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 5-6 September.
Facebook announced its commitment to help stop the vaccine misinformation through directing its users to the World Health Organization (WHO) sites which provide reliable information about vaccines in several languages.
The 2019 edition of the African Green Forum themed ‘Grow Digital: Leveraging digital transformation to drive sustainable food systems in Africa’ was dedicated to digital innovation in the field of agriculture. Regarded as the ‘platform of agriculture platforms’ in Africa, the forum tackled how data can build the resilience of farmers whilst securing privacy, among other things.
The International Trade Centre (ITC) and the World Economic Forum published the Africa E-commerce Agenda which sets out an action plan for the achievement of e-commerce on the African continent.