• Month: September 2018

    How TVWS is Helping Bridge the Digital Divide in Africa

    DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA:  With over 45% of the world still without internet access, on 13 September 2018, the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) called for the increased utilization of TV Whitespace technology (TVWS) to help bridge the digital divide that is still impacting billions of people across the world. Speaking on the third day of ITU Telecom World 2018, a… Continue Reading »

    Gates Foundation Releases Goalkeepers Report on Young People’s Potential to Transform Africa

    NEW YORK, USA: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has launched the 2018 edition of the ‘Goalkeepers Data Report’ charting progress towards the SDGs against 18 indicators. This year’s report highlights ways that young people can help to transform Africa, given the use of promising approaches in health and education. Gates also released the results… Continue Reading »

    Qaderoon Network Conducts “Persons with Disabilities Supportive Work Environment” Workshop in Cooperation with Swaed Association

    SAUDI ARABIA: On Wednesday, September 18, 2018, “Qaderoon” Network, in cooperation with “Swaed” Association for physical disability, organized a workshop on persons with disabilities supportive work environment at Holiday Inn Corniche Hotel in Al Khobar. The workshop aimed at introducing trainees to the basic concepts of disability and its accommodations, while identifying elements of disability… Continue Reading »

    Inclusive Workplace and Supply Council of Canada Announces RBC as First Founding Member to Support Disabled Owned and Veteran Owned Businesses in Canada

    TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA: Deidre Guy and Jeff Wilson, Co-founders of the Inclusive Workplace and Supply Council of Canada (IWSCC), are thrilled to announce the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) as its first Founding Member. IWSCC is dedicated to helping Veterans and differently-abled entrepreneurs by creating conditions for equal access and opportunity, and highlighting the opportunities and… Continue Reading »

    3D Printing Supports Coral Reef Ecosystem in Maldives

    MALDIVES: A team of researchers has designed and 3D printed an artificial reef to help promote the growth of a coral reef ecosystem in Maldives. The Summer Island Maldives resort is using the artificial reef made from hundreds of ceramic and concrete modules to build a new coral reef ecosystem. An Australian industrial engineer with… Continue Reading »

    Earth Overshoot Day: World Consumes Annual Resources Budget in Seven Months

    INTERNATIONAL: The world overshot its annual resources budget for 2018 in just seven months, according to the Global Footprint Network, which means that people are consuming nature’s resources 1.7 times faster than the planet’s ecosystems can regenerate them. Earth Overshoot Day, which takes place when the annual demand on nature exceeds what the Earth’s ecosystems… Continue Reading »

    Nominations Open for 2018 Henry Viscardi Achievement Awards

    ALBERTSON, NY, USA: Viscardi Center has announced an official call for nominations for the 2018 Henry Viscardi Achievement Awards, an international award series recognizing exemplary men and women with disabilities. Recipients will be honored at a ceremony at the Mutual of America Building in New York City on December 4. The Henry Viscardi Achievements Awards commemorate the… Continue Reading »

    Leonard Cheshire Launches Disability Data Portal With DFID

    INTERNATIONAL: Leonard Cheshire and the Department for International Development (DFID) launched a data portal at the Global Disability Summit on 24 July. Inconsistent or poor-quality data has long hampered the progress of development efforts to improve the lives of people with disabilities. The Leonard Cheshire Disability Portal will tackle gaps in data and provide detailed information related to a… Continue Reading »

    New Webinar! Sustainable Development Goals in the UN Regions: The Engagement of Organisations of Persons with Disabilities

    INTERNATIONAL: The European Disability Forum (EDF) is delighted to announce its new webinar on Tuesday, 11th September on the Sustainable Development Goals. DATE: Tuesday, 11th September 2018 TIME: 16:00pm – 17:00pm, Belgium time Everyone is encouraged to register! Speaker and content Orsolya Bartha, Senior Advisor at International Disability Alliance, will be the speaker. Orsolya will provide… Continue Reading »