Inequality is persistent characteristic of the world we live in today. It exists across countries, within countries in the different economic standards between rural and urban communities; across gender line division in the labor market and other area’s such as education and health; and across division imposed on people with disabilities.
ICT’s as a tool enables the dissemination of those divisions, and as such there is a myriad of success stories where the intervention of various public, private sector, and civil society actors enabled the empowerment of those communities that suffer the most from the existence of those dividing lines. However further momentum is needed in project dissemination and expansion to address the needs of sustainable resolution of some of the core issues that contribute to the agglomeration of the issue at hand.
The session will highlight the vital role of ICTs in enlarging the impacts of the SDGs programs on citizens’ livelihood especially in developing countries. In addition it will shed the light on how ICTs can have come to play the foremost important role in tackling income inequality; focusing on some best practices in this regards, shedding light on how ICT’s was used in attaining inclusive empowerment for marginalized segments of the population.