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Posts on the topic "decision-makers"

Posts on the topic "decision-makers"

  • High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation launched by the UN Secretary General

    The United Nations Secretary General António Guterres announced the launch of a High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation . In a statement on the 13th of July, the UN Secretary General noted that, “The scale, spread and speed of change made possible by digital technologies is unprecedented, but the current means and levels of international cooperation are unequal to the challenge” The panel has a total of 20 members, representing a cross-section of expertise from Government, private sector, civic society, academic and the technical community. The co-chairs are representatives from the Bill...
  • FAO Ag-Lab innovation incubation event launched in Beijing

    Innovation lab gives youth the chance to unlock and accelerate social and economic potential of traditional agriculture sector This article was initially published by FAO China, and is reproduced for the e-Agriculture CoP 11/07/2018 . New initiatives can empower the traditional agricultural sector and enhance rural livelihoods, according to FAO China at the FAO Ag-Lab innovation incubation event, launched in Shijia Hutong Museum today in Beijing. Co-hosted by Tsinghua University, China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation and China Internet Information Centre (CIIC), the incubation event has...
  • Inviting Feedback to the 'Humanitarian UAV Update Code of Conduct'

    The Humanitarian UAV Network is inviting interested persons, entities and organizations within the International Humanitarian field to comment and contribute to the next version of the Humanitarian UAV/Drone Code of Conduct and Guidelines by the 1st of October 2018. Background to the call In May 2018, WeRobotics co-organized an Experts Meeting on Drones in Humanitarian Action . The Meeting amongst many other outcomes, revised the existing Humanitarian UAV/ Drone Code of Conduct considering developments in the use of drones in conflict zones and for cargo delivery. The sessions which were well...
  • Ugandan scientists to digitise agriculture chain with new apps

    The Ugandan National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO) has launched 3 mobile apps to facilitate access to information on agricultural research. The East African reports that Boniface Akuku, director for ICT at the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization, helped Uganda develop the apps. The applications launched are the Naro Beans, Naro Maize and Naro Cassava and all are available via Google Play store. The choice of the three crops - bean, maize and cassava is because these crops are major commodities, alongside coffee, tea, bananas and rice. Besides the apps, an SMS...
  • ITU Workshop on Multimedia Applications and the Future of Digital Society

    The International Telecommunication Union is organizing the ITU Workshop on "Multimedia applications and the future of digital society", which will take place on 9 July 2018 at the Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre, Dunajska cesta 18, Ljubljana, Slovenia. This workshop will focus on how...
  • FAO Investment Days

    FAO Investment Centre is hosting its ninth internal knowledge-sharing event, Investment Days 2018 on the 4th and 5th of July at FAO headquarters in Rome. The two-day event will focus on the following sub-themes: (i) Innovative finance in food and agriculture, and (ii) Digital agriculture. See the...
  • Digital innovations designed to tackle the Fall Armyworm

    The finalists of the Fall Armyworm Tech Prize In the beginning of the year we posed the question, Can ICTs be used to fight pest’s outbreaks ? Such as the Fall Armyworm? At that time the two initiatives by Farm Radio Trust and CABIs Pest Risk Information Service) PRISE stood out. Recently, we just announced FAO and Pennsylvania State University launched the Nuru app for the Fall Armyworm. In 6 months, thanks to the Fall Armyworm Tech Prize, a number of ICT-based initiatives have come to the fore. The Finalist in the Fall Armyworm Tech Prize On March 28, 2018, Feed the Future and its partners...
  • Scale-up Conference

    A conference focusing on effective approaches to scaling up agricultural technologies and innovations in the developing world.
  • #WSISPrizes 2019 Call for Submissions open

    The WSIS Process has just announced the opening of submissions for the #WSISPrizes2019 . All stake holders are invited to submit #WSIS related projects during the period 2 July to 30th of November 2018. WSIS prizes are part of the annual World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum which is a global multi-stakeholder platform for facilitating the implementation of the WSIS Action Lines. WSIS Forums are co-organized by ITU, UNESCO, UNDP and UNCTAD which a close collaboration of other agencies. The theme for the WSIS Forum 2019 is “ Information and Knowledge Societies for Sustainable...
  • eLearning Africa: Could ICTs be the Key to Ending Hunger in Africa?

    Education and technology can play an important role in ending hunger and malnutrition in Africa once and for all. That is the view of leading experts in communications technology and food security, who will be attending a special session on malnutrition at this year’s eLearning Africa conference (...
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