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Digital Inclusion of Indigenous Peoples

​​​​​​​​​PROMOTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE HUMAN CAPACITIES OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES
​IN THE AMERICAS​

​​​​​​​​​​DIGITAL INCLUSION OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES, an effort of ITU-D since 2005.

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), in a common effort with other institutions and organizations that support the rights of Indigenous Peoples, has carried out, since 2005, a series of interesting training programs for indigenous leaders, thus assisting the orientation given at the World Telecommunication Development Conference - WTDC (Istanbul 2002), which was reiterated in all subsequent WTDCs, and especially, by the mandates of the WTDC (Buenos Aires 2017), w​hich established, among other things: "the need to achieve the goal of digital inclusion, enabling universal, sustainable, ubiquitous and affordable access to ICTs for all, including indigenous peoples, and to facilitate accessibility of ICTs for all, in the framework of access to information and knowledge". This effort is made in order to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).​

PROJECTS AND ACTIVITIES

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Many of the participants of the courses organized by the ITU in collaboration with the Indigenous Fund implement projects and activities in their respective communities making use of the knowledge acquired and share comments about their experience as part of the training programmes.
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ITU ACADEMY

​​​The ITU Academy is the eLearning platform through which the training programmes organized by the ITU in close collaboration with the Indigenous Fund are delivered. This platform is an ITU initiative for the development of human capacities that brings together a wide range of training activities and knowledge resources in information and communication technologies (ICT).
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INDICATORS

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Learn how many indigenous leaders are trained annually in the different topics on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).
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