• ICT

    UN-AU Conference Showcases ICT Innovations to Attract Youth to Agriculture

    AFRICA: A two-day conference on youth employment in agriculture has highlighted opportunities to tap the potential of Africa’s vast youth population to contribute to sustainable development of the continent. With an estimated 60% of Africa’s 1.2 billion population being under the age of 25, the discussions underscored the need to create tens of millions of… Continue Reading »

    PEAT and Teach Access Identify Large Skills Gap in the Tech Sector

    WASHINGTON, DC: One in five Americans has a disability, and in today’s digital age it’s more important than ever that people with disabilities are able to use technology, from websites to mobile phones to emerging smart devices. Twenty-eight years after the seminal passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, leading tech companies agree that building and buying… Continue Reading »

    UNDP Joins Consortium to Develop Safe AI for SDGs

    NEW YORK, USA: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has joined a consortium of companies, academics, and NGOs working to ensure that Artificial Intelligence (AI) is developed in a safe, ethical and transparent manner. Through the partnership, UNDP’s Innovation Facility will support the testing and scale-up of AI for the SDGs. The Partnership on AI was founded… Continue Reading »

    Sitemorse Celebrates 70 Years of the NHS with a Ground-breaking Review of NHS Digital Accessibility Compliance

    LONDON: To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the NHS, Sitemorse is running a landmark review of digital accessibility compliance in the UK public health sector. The Sitemorse NHS70 Accessibility Index will cover over 600 NHS websites, scoring and ranking them based on accessibility compliance. All NHS websites have legally needed to meet WCAG 2.0 AA standards… Continue Reading »

    HLPF Side Event Explores the Role of Blockchain Technology in Advancing SDGs

    NEW YORK, USA: On Wednesday, 11 July 2018, on the sidelines of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the UN Office for Project Services (UNOPS), the Government of Slovenia, and the Dutch Blockchain Coalition organized a roundtable to explore the role of blockchain technology in advancing… Continue Reading »

    2018 M-Enabling Summit Displays Wide Range of Products for Improved Accessibility

    WASHINGTON, DC, USA: M-Enabling Summit Conference and Showcase held June 11–13 at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Washington D.C. is an annual event dedicated to promoting accessible and assistive technology innovations for users of all abilities.  Previously, it had been the offspring of G3ict, the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies, an… Continue Reading »

    The Leading ICT-Connected Country in Central and Western Africa

    GABON, AFRICA: It is impossible these days to drive around the cities of Gabon without noticing the large billboards promoting internet access at rates that were unimaginable only a few years ago. This is a wonderful development for Alphonse, a young, 34-year old public-sector professional. WhatsApp, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram are all applications that this ultra-connected… Continue Reading »

    Crawford Technologies Named a Top Information and Communication Company for Eighth Consecutive Year

    TORONTO, ON, CANADA – Crawford Technologies, provider of innovative document solutions that streamline, improve and manage customer communications, announced that it has been included on the Branham300 list of Canada’s top Information and Communication Technology (ICT) companies for the eighth year in a row. The listing, published by Branham Group Inc., a global ICT industry analyst and marketing company, is… Continue Reading »

    For Tongans, a Secure Way to Send Money Home is Priceless

    TONGA: Working overseas is tough. But it can be even tougher for workers trying to send their hard-earned money back home to help relatives. Sione Tau, a Tongan who has been picking strawberries in New Zealand for eight seasons, knows this all too well. Until recently, he had to navigate the cumbersome process of withdrawing… Continue Reading »