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Digital Inclusion Archive

Promoting digital literacy for women and girls at the bottom of the pyramid​​


​In collaboration with Telecentre.org, ITU promoted digital literacy for women at the bottom of the development pyramid by training over 1,000,000 women in basic technological skills.  Digital literacy opens the door to a vast array of opportunities for women, providing for their economic and social empowerment. ​​

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AFRICAN SCHOOL OF PHYSICS 2014


​ITU supported young men and women's participation in the third biennial School of Fundamental Physics and its Applications, ASP2014, by providing 10 scholarships for participants and through the attendance of ITU Secretary General Dr. Hamadoun Touré.  This event took place at the Université Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD) in Dakar, Senegal, from August 3 to August 23, 2014 and was in line with ITU's target to encourage girls and young women to take up STEM studies and careers and contribute to overall technological capacity building among African youth.

DIGITAL INCLUSION IN VANUATU


​Successful digital inclusion initiatives in ITU Member States can serve as practical inspiration for others who are motivated to carry out similar projects in their own countries.  In this video, Doreen Lango shares the story of her successful digital inclusion project in Vanuatu along with some key advice for replicating her model for a self-sustaining, community-based telencentre project in other countries.​

CONNECTING SCHOOLS AS COMMUNITY CENTRES IN NICARAGUA


​ITU developed a project, beginning in 2009, in Nicaragua, comprised of a National Connectivity Plan (developed in conjunction with the Government) and five pilot projects to connect schools.  These projects included, for example, providing equipment to schools and training of trainers.  Despite the enormous challenges associated with providing access to remote locations, the efforts paid off and, within a few years, Nicaragua connected hundreds of additional schools.

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