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  • Budapest, Hungary  12 September 2019
    Digital Transformation Initiative

    ​At ITU Telecom World 2019, we launched together with CISCO the Digital Transformation Initiative, which aims to equip people with the skills they need to effectively participate in the digital economy and accelerate digital transformation. Lack of digital skills and knowledge have emerged as a major barrier to internet uptake and digital inclusion especially in developing countries. I highlighted our current activities on capacity building through digital skills development including the ITU Academy, our network of Centres of Excellence and our Girls in ICT Day and Equals Initiatives. This initiative plans to set up a network of centres that will further strengthen our work in digital skills development at the local level. ​Read my speech​