Practical applications of ICTs supporting inclusion and access to information and services, livelihoods for People with Disabilities

eWorldwide Group

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Session 130

11:00–12:45, Friday, 23 March 2018 Room H2, ITU Montbrillant Captioning Thematic Workshop Speakers/Panellists  Link to WSIS Action Lines  Link to SDGs  Summary Document  Documents 

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Practical applications of ICTs supporting inclusion of People with Disabilities

Information Communication Technology (ICT) can play a tremendous role to provide access, information and inclusion of people with all types of disabilities. In addition, ICTs also provide the opportunity for wide variety of livelihood opportunities due to the broad spectrum of services and applications opening up across the digital ecosystem. Furthermore, the recent developments in research and innovative applications and integration of AI, even more breakthroughs are being made to improve mobility, access and engagement with the digital economy.

Nevertheless, there remains limited understanding, awareness and applications of these breakthroughs across developing countries and least developing countries due to multiple factors.

Therefore, this session has been designed to showcase and highlight practical applications, innovation and breakthroughs for the inclusion, access and engagement of PwDs across the world.

The panelist will share the critical success factors that resulted in the breakthroughs and the transformational impact on the lives of PwD communities. Furthermore, there will be active discussions and recommendations for practical policy changes and more importantly on how to accelerate dissemination of the knowledge and design practical applications into interventions for PwD communities across the world.

This session will be conducted in an interactive manner to maximize the participants’ engagement with the international multi-stakeholder panelists from the private sector, government and development agencies.

Moderator

Dr. Salma Abbasi, FRGS, Chairperson and CEO, eWorldwide Group


Speakers/Panellists

1.    Gambia - Isatou Touray, Minister of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration and Employment

2.    India - Ministry of Telecommunication  

3.    ITU - Roxana Widmer-Iliescu, Senior Programme Officer, ITU  

4.    UAE - Humaid Ali. Al Basti, Internet Governance Specialist, E-Government Operations, TRA

5.    UN-ESCWA - Haidar Fraihat, Director, Technology for Development

Session's link to WSIS Action Lines

  • AL C1 logo C1. The role of public governance authorities and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
  • AL C2 logo C2. Information and communication infrastructure
  • AL C3 logo C3. Access to information and knowledge
  • AL C4 logo C4. Capacity building
  • AL C5 logo C5. Building confidence and security in the use of ICTs
  • AL C6 logo C6. Enabling environment
  • AL C7 e-Gov logo C7. ICT Applications: E-government
  • AL C7 e-Bus logo C7. ICT Applications: E-business
  • AL C7 e-Lea logo C7. ICT Applications: E-learning
  • AL C7 e-Hea logo C7. ICT Applications: E-health
  • AL C7 e-Emp logo C7. ICT Applications: E-employment
  • AL C11 logo C11. International and regional cooperation

ICTs for development

-        Through sharing global applications, case studies and recommendations  for governments and industry 

С2. Information and communication infrastructure

-        Through sharing global applications, case studies and recommendations  for governments and industry 

C3. Access to information and knowledge

-        Through sharing global applications, case studies and recommendations  for governments and industry 

C4. Capacity building

-        Through sharing global applications and case studies 

C5. Building confidence and security in the use of ICTs

-        Through sharing global applications and case studies 

 

 

C6. Enabling environment

-        Through sharing specific global recommendations for policy makers, governments and industry to create and enabling environment for inclusion of PwD communities  

C7. ICT Applications

-        Through sharing global case studies for ICT applications for e-government, e-business, e-learning, e-health and e-employment  

C8. Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content

-        Through sharing global experiences and recommendations to enable the inclusion of PwD communities across the digital ecosystem in society    

C11. International and regional cooperation

-        Through specific recommendations for governments, policy makers, development agencies, development practitioners, industry and civil society to cooperate for the  design and implementation of key initiatives, programs and interventions to holistically include and engage PwD communities at the local, national and regional levels 


Session's link to Sustainable Development Process

  • Goal 1: No poverty logo Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • Goal 2: Zero hunger logo Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
  • Goal 4: Quality education logo Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth logo Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
  • Goal 10: Reduced inequalities logo Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals logo Goal 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere

-        Through sharing recommendations for inclusion of PwD communities into economic and social development across the world, along with access to livelihoods, ICTs and financial services, help reduce poverty 

Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

-        Through sharing experiences from diverse backgrounds and cultures to help enable inclusion of PwD communities to effectively and efficiently participate in economic empowerment      

Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

-        Through inclusive and equitable quality education and promotion of life-long learning opportunities for PwD communities help eliminate disparities in education and ensuring equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including persons with disabilities

Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all

-        Through sharing global recommendations for inclusive and sustainable economic growth, productive employment and decent work for all, including PwD communities and equal pay for work of equal value

Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries

-        Through sharing recommendations for reduction in inequalities within and among countries by empowering and promoting the social, economic and political inclusion of all, including persons with disabilities

Goal 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

-        Through specific recommendations for governments, policy makers, development agencies, development practitioners, industry and civil society to cooperate for the  design and implementation of key initiatives, programs and interventions to holistically include and engage the PwD communities at the local, national and regional levels