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Posts on the topic "Applied ICTs"

Posts on the topic "Applied ICTs"

  • New deadline for submissions to the Open Call for the Global AgriInno Challenge

    FAO and Zhejiang University are co-organizing the Global AgriInno Challenge 2020 to harness innovation solutions in response to the challenges associated with distribution and sales of agri-food products. The call is open to all youths with digital innovations or ideas for the agri-food sector, this event is aimed at identifying, accelerating and scaling-up youth-led innovative business models and digital solutions to unlock the potentials of agri-food innovation. Join now to share information and enhance your knowledge on smart agriculture, innovation and start-up practice through a unique...
  • ICT4D WEBINAR: Skills and Standards for a Digital Workforce

    Thursday September 17, 10-11am EDT / 2-3pm GMT As part of our ongoing ICT4D Webinar series with NetHope, offering actionable advice from and for practitioners, we have gathered a diverse speaker panel to share firsthand insights on identifying ICT core competencies, the process of developing skill...
  • TAAT @ AGRF2020: “Agricultural Technologies for Feeding Cities”

    TAAT Clearing House specially invite interested participants to the high-level session on “ Agricultural Technologies for Feeding Cities” at this year’s African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) . The session will be held on the 7th of September 2020 from 17h00 to 18h30 (EAT). Organised by the Alliance...
  • Digital Innovation Dialogue on ‘FAO-UNDP Youth Digital Solution for Food and Agriculture’ showcases the importance of Youth in digital transformation times

    Rome - On Wednesday the 29th July 2020, the 9th Session of FAO’s Digital Innovation Dialogue on Youth Digital Solution for Food and Agriculture showcased the synergies between FAO and UNDP Global Centre in Singapore’s work to build an enabling ecosystem and innovation culture for youth agripreneurs to harness digital solutions for food and agriculture. This was the first of more collaborations to come, the dialogue gathered colleagues from the UNDP Global Centre in Singapore and selected finalists of their global agritech programme, [email protected] , together with FAO’s selected innovation...
  • INVITATION TO THE DIGITAL AGRICULTURE SESSION AT WSIS FORUM 2020

    Fostering an Enabling Ecosystem for Food and Agriculture through Digital Innovation at the World Summit on the Information Society Forum (WSIS) 2020 Time 14:00 - 15:00 CEST, Friday, 21 August 2020 REGISTER HERE On Friday 21 August, FAO, in collaboration with ITU and the Zhejiang University, will organize a Session on ‘ Digital Agriculture - Fostering an Enabling Ecosystem for Food and Agriculture through Digital Innovation ’- in the context of the World Summit on the Information Society Forum (WSIS+15) 2020 . The detailed program for session is available here . In a world where by 2050 there...
  • World Bank Provides $100 Million to Help Accelerate Digital Transformation in Niger

    As published by WorldBank The World Bank Board of Directors approved today a $100 million International Development Association (IDA)* which includes $50 million credit and $50 million grant to help Niger implement an ambitious program to use digital infrastructure and services to modernize its economy and strengthen access to basic services. Niger suffers from underdeveloped digital infrastructures and, despite the presence of several mobile network operators, the country has one of the lowest levels of telephone coverage in Africa. About half of the population is not covered by mobile...
  • Nutrition in a Digital World launched

    This year, the 45th edition of UNSCN Nutrition , examines the complexity of the digital world for improved nutrition. Digital technology, in and of itself, cannot fix the world’s food and nutrition problems, nor mend its dysfunctional food systems. However, once improving nutrition is deemed a priority, digital technologies are important tools. The potential of digital technologies to improve nutrition is phenomenal, but so are the risks that these technologies might entail. Most of the articles we present in UNSCN Nutrition 45 consider the potential-risk duality in a range of food-system...
  • Zoominar VIII: Innovation in social protection in response to COVID-19 in the NENA region: Building on best practices cases

    Background The Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to spread throughout the Near East and North Africa (NENA) - Arab States region. The pandemic will have huge impacts on public health and represents already an unprecedented shock to economies, food systems and labour markets globally and in the NENA region, affecting rural poverty and resilience. It is estimated that an additional 8.3 million people in the region could fall into poverty. Given this broader impact, the consequences of COVID-19 pandemic require responses that go far beyond the health sector; including measures to assist...