• Asia-Pacific

    Global Forum on Human Settlements Calls for Urban Innovation to Achieve SDG 11, NUA

    BANGKOK, THAILAND: Participants at the 2018 Global Forum on Human Settlements (GFHS) have committed to support sustainable and resilient cities through innovation, green growth and policies that maximize the benefits of local actions and help achieve the SDGs and the New Urban Agenda (NUA). GFHS 2018, which convened from 30-31 October 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand,… Continue Reading »

    Emerging, Developing Economies to Face Challenges if Global Inflation Rises

    TOKYO, JAPAN – Further upward acceleration of global inflation from record low levels may impair efforts in emerging and developing economies to sustain the low inflation environment achieved over the past several decades, the World Bank said in a groundbreaking examination of inflation in the emerging and developing world. The adverse effects of high inflation can fall… Continue Reading »

    Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Announces RADWIN, Federated Wireless and Saankhya Labs as Members

    INTERNATIONAL: The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) announced on 8 November that RADWIN, Federated Wireless and Saankhya Labs have joined the Alliance, as it continues to advocate for laws and regulations that will lead to more efficient spectrum utilisation. President of the DSA, Kalpak Gude, said: “The DSA is always looking for organisations who share our vision, so I’m thrilled to welcome RADWIN, Federated Wireless and Saankhya Labs to the… Continue Reading »

    The Transformative Power of Literacy for Children with Visual Disabilities

    PHILIPPINES: In a first grade classroom in the Philippines, Ma’am Jen, a teacher to students who are blind or low vision, sets a newly printed braille book she created in front of nine-year-old student Alexa. Prior to 2015, these braille books were hard to come by, leaving Ma’am Jen with only slates and a stylus… Continue Reading »

    Neural Technologies at TM Forum: “Digital Integration of assets is key for digital transformation success”

    SINGAPORE: This was the message from Neural Technologies’ VP of Marketing  Claus Nielsen on the second day of TM Forum Digital Transformation Asia, as he delivered a seminar speech on the importance of ‘Standardizing Event Data Collection and Management’ on 14 November. Nielsen said, “It is imperative that in order to make digital transformation journeys possible, that initially, Digital Integration is given the highest priority. Standardising Event Data collection and management of such… Continue Reading »

    15th International Conference on Mobility and Transport for Elderly and Disabled Persons

    TAIPEI, TAIWAN: 15th International Conference on Mobility and Transport for Elderly and Disabled Persons Date:November 12-15, 2018 Venue:Taipei Interactional Convention Center (TICC) Address:1 Hsin-Yi Road,Section 5, Taipei 11049, Taiwan ROC MRT Station:Taipei 101 / World Trade Center Station Website:http://http://www.ticc.com.tw Theme: Mobility for all: Connecting the World with Accessible Transportation. Topics of interest for submission includes: Topic A:… Continue Reading »

    Apply Now for WILD 2019!

    Apply now for Mobility International USA’s 9th International Women’s Institute on Leadership and Disability (WILD) program! Información en español aqui: https://www.miusa.org/news/2019/WILDllamarlossolicitantes Women with disabilities around the world are invited to apply for the 9th International Women’s Institute on Leadership and Disability (WILD) program to be held in Eugene, Oregon, USA from July 13th – August 3rd, 2019. Deadline to… Continue Reading »

    Too Often, Dhaka Remains Inaccessible for People with Disabilities

    DHAKA, BANGLADESH: An ever-growing urban population with overflowing and at times chaotic vehicular traffic can make life difficult even for the most well-abled pedestrian. The challenges become higher for a person with a disability. ‘How can I go out of my home?’ asks Tajkia Mariam Jahan, a wheelchair user from Dhaka, who was confined to… Continue Reading »

    Internet Forum Aims to Build Trust, While Leaving No One Offline

    INTERNATIONAL: The Internet has become an integrated part of our lives, from accessing an education, to receiving healthcare services and to conducting business. The digital transformation we are experiencing is spreading across the most remote areas in the world. The frontier technologies are opening new boundaries and possibilities for development. As we move forward, our dependence… Continue Reading »