• ICT

    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 »

    Career-Focused Education Delivers More than a Degree

    JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA: Saarah Saint had almost everything a young South African needs to be successful: a strong work ethic, professional ambition, and creativity. But the one thing she didn’t yet have—a higher education degree—threatened to derail her plans for a career in advertising. Johannesburg’s Vega School, which prepares its students for careers through “Work-Integrated… Continue Reading »

    Blockchain Summit Explores New Technologies’ Potential for SDGs

    INTERNATIONAL: Industry stakeholders representing the “blockchain ecosystem” discussed social innovation, fair and consistent public policy, and responsible guidelines for industry governance, during the first summit on blockchain held on the UN premises. The Blockchain for Impact Global Summit took place on 4 June 2018, in New York, US. Blockchain for Impact (BFI) is a collaborative… Continue Reading »

    June 2018 Entrepreneurs Conference “From Start-up Nation to Impact Nation”

    TEL AVIV, ISRAEL: The June 2018 Entrepreneurs Conference “From Start-up Nation to Impact Nation” featured a students’ Assistive Technologies competition where Moshe Gaon, Founder and CEO of yoocan technologies was invited to judge and shared his vision about impact investments and the social impact tech world. “Social investment models have enormous economic potential, but there are still… Continue Reading »

    The Missing Piece: Disability-Inclusive Education

    INTERNATIONAL: In 2015, the world committed to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.” More than an inspirational target, SDG4 is integral to the well-being of our societies and economies – to the quality of life of all individuals. Today, 65 million primary… Continue Reading »

    Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Welcomes Amazon as Charter Member

    INTERNATIONAL: The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) today announced that Amazon has become its newest charter member, joining other industry leaders Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Nominet and Adaptrum. Amazon’s membership follows its commissioning and publishing of a report which found that greater digital adoption in rural areas could add more than £12 billion annually in gross value –… Continue Reading »

    TIA Announces 2018 Global Sustainability Awards

    Arlington, VA, USA: The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, announced on the 14th of June its 2018 Annual Global Sustainability Awards, recognizing performance and innovation in corporate sustainability. This year’s winners were selected across four different pathways: Nokia won the 2018 Global Sustainability Award for excellence in Network Equipment.… Continue Reading »

    Blackboard Launches New Website Accessibility Solution

    WASHINGTON, D.C.  USA: Building on its longstanding commitment to accessibility, Blackboard Inc. announced on May 17th the launch of Blackboard Ally for Web, leveraging the company’s groundbreaking technology to support institutions and organizations looking to improve the accessibility of their public-facing websites. Currently being implemented by hundreds of institutions, Blackboard Ally first launched last year as a… Continue Reading »

    TIA Launches Network Service Assurance Program

    ARLINGTON, VA; USA : The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, announced on May 30th a new Network Service Assurance Program. As part of TIA’s Technology Solutions community, this multi-year program will bring together carriers, suppliers, consultants, auditing firms, and others, to help establish best practices for the most… Continue Reading »