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Posts on the topic "Applied ICTs"

Posts on the topic "Applied ICTs"

  • 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...
  • European Union funds digital research and innovation for agriculture to tackle societal challenges

    The European Union avails 100 million euros funding for digital research and innovation that is made available under The Horizon 2020 work programme 2018-2020 which ( inter alia ) seeks to advance the development and uptake of digital technologies in agriculture and rural areas. Digital technologies in agriculture pitch very high on the European Union’s agenda, for example the European policy makers recently at the Digitising agriculture and food value chains conference outlined policy developments in agricultural research and innovation and stated how digital technologies can bring forward...
  • ICT-centric economic growth, innovation and job creation

    " ICT-centric economic growth, innovation and job creation ", is the title of a book written by leading scholars and experts. The book's objective is to address the challenges and opportunities offered by ICTs in the areas of innovation, governance, education, job creation and economic growth. The book is written against the background of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the book recognizes that ICTs are permeating all aspects of the global economy and society. This book was launched at the Ministerial Roundtable on ICT4SDG organized to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the ITU...
  • U.S. Data-Driven Farming Prize Awards $300,000 for Innovative Agricultural Solutions in Nepal

    Four international companies were awarded with the Global Data-Driven Farming Prize by the US government’s Feed the Future Initiative on Thursday, September 7th, 2017, for their innovative solutions in using information and communications technology to improve agricultural productivity. The solutions will be tested in Nepal, as the competition aims to give the opportunity to find innovations from around the world and link them to less developed economies, where these solutions have not yet arrived. The four winners were two Nepali firms and a German and a Candian company. Db2Map and PEAT won...
  • e-Agriculture Survey on the Principles for Digital Development

    The-Agriculture would like to know from you what you know about the Principles for Digital Development and how they are applied when using ICTs for agriculture and rural development. Would you be interested to learn more about the principles, examples of their application and the difficulties in applying them and how to overcome them, and where to find resources? Credits: Digitalprinciples.org Let us know by filling in this short survey and we will use your replies to organize an activity on the topic on our platform! Looking forward to hear from you what you already know about the principles...
  • How can ICT support farmers and the institutions that serve them?

    The question, " How can ICT support farmers and the institutions that serve them ?" will be debated on FHI360 Facebook Live on the 16th of August 2017 at 10:00 AM ET or 3:00 PM GMT. The debate will be hosted by the World Bank's Jeehye Kim and FHI 360's Berhane Gebru. Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) presents an opportunity for farmers to boost productivity and food security and also to improve farmers' livelihoods. Join the debate on Facebook
  • Effective data communication using data visualisations Part 1 - Infographics

    Data visualisation has been around at least since the 18th century and recently the increase of a number of easy-to-use tools have made the creation of different types of data visualisations, including infographics, available to a large segment of the population. Visualizations can help reveal...