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    Smart Cities for All launches Project to Define More Inclusive Approach to Innovation for Smarter Cities

    WASHINGTON, DC – Washington, DC –  The Smart Cities for All global initiative, a collaboration of G3ict and World Enabled, two nonprofits with a history of leadership in inclusive, accessible design, launched a new project, Inclusive Innovation for Smarter Cities. The project is convening leaders from government, industry, and disability organizations to generate new knowledge and tools that… Continue Reading »

    The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Closed its 20th Session (27 August – 21 September 2018) 

    GENEVA,  SWITZERLAND: On 21 September, 2018, the CRPD Committee closed its 20th session. During this session, the Committee held interactive dialogues and adopted concluding observations on Algeria, Bulgaria, Malta, Philippines, Poland, South Africa and The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and as well list of issues prior to reporting for Austria, Azerbaijan, Germany, Mongolia, Sweden, under the simplified reporting procedure (not yet published). Furthermore, the Committee adopted list of issues… Continue Reading »

    OECD, UNEP and World Bank Preview Report, Discuss Financing Climate Futures

    NEW YORK, USA: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), UN Environment Programme (UNEP, or UN Environment) and the World Bank Group hosted a discussion on the joint initiative, ‘Financing Climate Futures: Rethinking Infrastructure.’ The event, convened during Global Goals Week, previewed a synthesis report on ways in which countries can deliver on the… Continue Reading »

    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 »