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Posts on the topic "decision-makers"

Posts on the topic "decision-makers"

  • 10 Key elements to enhance technological innovation for the Paris Agreement

    In 2015, many countries adopted the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development , there by committing to a vision of a low- carbon, climate-resilient and sustainable future for all. The world events leading to and after the signing of the agreement have shown that climate issues are becoming a reality; for instance, 2016 was the hottest year on record with the average global temperature at almost 1 degrees celsius above pre-industrial levels. Under the Paris Agreement, countries have developed nationally determined contributions (NDCs), national adaptation plans and mid-...
  • Is Blockchain Technology (BCT) relevant in food and agriculture?

    A recent study on blockchain for Food and Agriculture by GODAN partners TNO and Wageningen UR explored the use of blockchain technology (BCT). The study was conducted amidst the growth of bitcon and other crypto currencies and their acceptance in many other fields. In comparison, blockchain technology is believed by some to have a much wider application also within food and agriculture. For example 'bitcoin-derived applications have improved mobile payments, and credit and supply chain transaction administration, blockchain in agriculture and food is believed to have potential fpr impact...
  • Machine Learning for Future Networks

    The ITU-T Focus Group on Machine Learning for Future Networks including 5G was established by ITU-T Study Group 13 at its meeting in Geneva, 6-17 November 2017. The Focus Group will draft technical reports and specifications for machine learning (ML) for future networks, including interfaces,...
  • Mobile Learning Week 2018

    UNESCO and ITU have announced the ‘ Mobile Learning Week 2018 ’ which is a flagship ICT in education conference. The event will be held from 26 to 30 March 2018 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.The details of this conference can also be interests to e-Agriculture CoP. The theme of the event is, “Skills for a connected world” will examine the type of skills needed in a connected network and will focus on digital skills and competencies. The meeting will also review strategies and skills in the context of Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4) The Objectives Mobile Learning Week 2018 has been...
  • Call for Speakers - Use of ICT for Agriculture & Environment

    Do you have a practical case study or a presentation on the cutting-edge applications and innovations in the use of ICT for agriculture and environment? Then you can be a speaker at the 10th ICT4D conference taking place May 8-10 , 2018 in Lusaka, Zambia. To submit your speaker application, follow this link http://www.ict4dconference.org/speaker/call-for-speakers/ . The closing date for the submissions is January 15th 2018 Successful applicants will be notified by February the 9th 2018 . Agriculture and Environment Track CRS, CTA and ICRISAT are sponsoring the Agriculture and Environment...
  • WSIS Prizes 2018 – Deadline Extended

    Do you have an innovative project in ICT4D? Do you think that your project is supporting the SDGs with the ICT4SDGs? Do you want international recognition of your project and also want to share to others what you are working on? Then ITU invites you to submit your entries by the 14th of January 2018. The extension allows for time for interested projects to bid for this prestigious award. You can read the ITU Official Call for Submissions in all UN languages are available here [ AR ] - [ ZH ] - [ EN ] - [ FR ] - [ RU ] - [ ES ] Read the submission rules and guidelines here All nominated...
  • Africa Climate Smart Agriculture Summit

    The objective of the Africa Climate Smart Agriculture Summit is to provide an opportunity for cross-sector networking and knowledge exchange that is competent and neutral, technical and commercial by bringing together all stakeholders, including regional governments and policy makers, private...
  • WSIS Prizes 2018 reminder

    WSIS Prizes continues to serve as the unique opportunity for ICT4D, also including ICT4SDG, to be internationally recognized for efforts in using the ICT for making social impact. WISIS is inviting contributions to the WSIS Prizes contest in 2018 by submitting your ICT projects and join us in evidence-based policy making, advancing Sustainable Development Goals. ITU Official Call for Submissions in all UN languages are available here [ AR ] - [ ZH ] - [ EN ] - [ FR ] - [ RU ] - [ ES ] All Stakeholders are invited to Submit entries online by 10 January 2018 . As you are already aware, all...
  • Can Artificial Intelligence help improve agricultural productivity?

    Highlights: AI use growing in agriculture AI is applied in some aspects of the farming practices Some examples of AI are offered When l reflected on the future of agriculture, l could not avoid thinking about the power of technology to solve problems bedeviling this sector. Climate change, population growth and food security concerns have pushed for innovative technological solutions to farming. Artificial Intelligence is emerging as part of the solutions towards improved agricultural productivity. In this item, l will look at what AI is, how it is used in agriculture, common AI applications...
  • EU and Gates Foundation pledge €500 million for innovations in agriculture

    The European Union together with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on the 12th of December pledged €500 million for research and innovations in agriculture for the next 3 years (2018-2020). EU will provide 270 million, focusing on agriculture and food systems research for development while the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will match this by $300 million pledge which will focus on climate change related innovations through research in agriculture The EU is the largest donor for development aid, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is also the largest philanthropist organization...