Practical Insights on ITU

Apply Now: $25,000 Seed Funding for COVID-19 Digital Response Solutions

Apply Now: $25,000 Seed Funding for COVID-19 Digital Response Solutions

Published on: Jul 10 2021 by Wayan Vota - 7 Comments
The COVID-19 crisis had an unprecedented impact on our society. The crisis has exposed the fragility of the current system’s functioning across the globe, but...
We Must Act on New Guidance for Children’s Rights in the Digital Environment

We Must Act on New Guidance for Children’s Rights in the Digital Environment

Published on: Jun 24 2021 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on We Must Act on New Guidance for Children’s Rights in the Digital Environment
Recently, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child adopted the eagerly awaited General Comment 25 on ‘children’s rights in relation to the digital environment’....
Is Meaningful Universal Connectivity a Solution to Slowing Broadband Adoption?

Is Meaningful Universal Connectivity a Solution to Slowing Broadband Adoption?

Published on: Dec 05 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Is Meaningful Universal Connectivity a Solution to Slowing Broadband Adoption?
2019 marks several important milestones for the Internet and its usage around the world: 50 years since the very first internet data transmission 30 years since...
New GSMA Toolkit: How to Research Women’s Internet Access and Use

New GSMA Toolkit: How to Research Women’s Internet Access and Use

Published on: Sep 06 2018 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Internet access and use has grown rapidly, however, internet growth has been unequal; the ITU estimates that, globally, women are 12% less likely than men to use...
7 Reasons Why Satellite Broadband Will Connect the Unconnected

7 Reasons Why Satellite Broadband Will Connect the Unconnected

Published on: Mar 01 2018 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
National governments, international institutions, and the private and public sector have all acknowledged the importance of bridging the digital divide to foster...
Wow! Universal Service Funds are Hoarding Over $12 Billion in ICT4D Funding

Wow! Universal Service Funds are Hoarding Over $12 Billion in ICT4D Funding

Published on: Oct 27 2016 by Wayan Vota - 7 Comments
The concept of Universal Service is pretty simple: telecommunications services should be accessible to the widest number of people at affordable prices. We can...
Congratulations to Bhutan! Now a Global ICTforAg Leader

Congratulations to Bhutan! Now a Global ICTforAg Leader

Published on: Jul 18 2016 by Josh Woodard - 1 Comment
With the recent publication of its e-RNR (renewable natural resources) masterplan, the tiny Himalayan country of Bhutan has joined an exclusive club of only a handful...
E-agriculture Strategy Guide From the FAO and ITU

E-agriculture Strategy Guide From the FAO and ITU

Published on: May 25 2016 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
E-agriculture is about designing, developing and applying innovative ways to use ICTs in the rural domain, with a primary focus on agriculture. E-agriculture offers...
Should ICT4D Be Sidestreamed or Mainstreamed?

Should ICT4D Be Sidestreamed or Mainstreamed?

Published on: May 04 2016 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Should ICT4D Be Sidestreamed or Mainstreamed?
Around the time of the MDGs, ICT4D became the focus for a critical mass of activity; a “sidestreaming” approach that saw specialist ICT4D units arise...
How Can We Harness the Internet of Things for Global Development?

How Can We Harness the Internet of Things for Global Development?

Published on: Jan 20 2016 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
I am a firm believer in the coming sensor revolution in development. We can now develop very cheap yet smart sensors, and as we saw at the MERL Tech conference...