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UN, ITU tap into AI tech to improve road safety globally

Artificial intelligence will be vital in helping reduce the number of deaths on roads, especially in developing countries, says the United Nations.

Sep 20, 2021

Global initiative to give 3.4bn access to smartphones

The Vodafone and ITU project will identify policy, commercial and circular-economy interventions to increase smartphone access.

Sep 17, 2021

GovChat to provide UN with decision-making citizen data

The national citizen engagement platform signs an agreement to supply the UN with data to understand social experiences faced by South Africans.

May 25, 2021

Africa tipped to be emerging technology powerhouse

Africa’s undying spirit and massive techno-economic potential are catalysts for thriving in these challenging times, says the UN Broadband Commission’s Bocar Ba.


Girls in ICT Day discussion looks to inspire young women

The International Telecommunication Union readies to host a virtual high-level panel session to encourage more girls and young women to actively pursue careers in STEM.


What's your e-waste game plan?

The rapid digitalisation prompted by COVID-19 sparks renewed concern about the responsible disposal of e-waste and the implementation of a circular economy in IT.

Mar 12, 2021

The Internet’s time to be a basic ‘human right’ has arrived

On the occasion of the 32nd birthday of the World Wide Web, chief web advocate Nnenna Nwakanma highlights key actions for the future of its existence.


Calls for stepped-up efforts to close gender gaps in science

As the world commemorates International Day of Women and Girls in Science, there is emphasis on making science more open, diverse and efficient.

Oct 22, 2020

UN creates global #PledgetoPause to fight disinformation

The UN warns that the amplification of inaccurate or harmful information and ideas on social media exacerbates some of the most pressing issues, like COVID-19.

Sep 28, 2020

South Africa misses out on digital identity possibilities

The South African government must recognise the infinite opportunities presented by the mass adoption of a digital identification system, say industry insiders.

Sep 9, 2020

Apps provide entry to the joy of reading

Google and GE unveil applications that aim to expand reading ability in celebration of International Literacy Day.

Jul 1, 2020

Microsoft to upskill 25m job-seekers with digital skills

Microsoft collaborates with GitHub Learning Lab and LinkedIn to help millions of people acquire skills needed for the coronavirus economy.

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