ITU and UNICEF have joined forces in a bid to connect every school to the Internet by 2030. GIGA will bring the power of meaningful connectivity to fast track young people's access to educational resources and opportunities. GIGA will make sure every child is equipped with the digital public goods they need, and empowered to shape the future they want.
Launched in 2019, GIGA sets the goal of providing connectivity to every school in the world. Some 3.7 billion people in the world do not have access to the Internet, of whom 360 million are young people. The lack of access to the Internet means exclusion, marked by the lack of access to the wealth of information available online, fewer resources to learn and to grow, and limited opportunities for the most vulnerable children and youth to fulfill their potential. Closing the digital divide requires global cooperation, leadership, and innovation in finance and technology.
GIGA is made up of four pillars - each with connections to–and support from–country governments, technology partners, and leaders across the United Nations.