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Posts on the topic "International Telecommunication Union (ITU)"

  • WSIS FORUM 2019: FAO Director-General Video Message

    As the WSIS Forum 2019 , a multistakeholder platform facilitating the implementation of the WSIS Action Lines for advancing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the FAO Director-General Mr. José Graziano da Silva has delivered a video message to International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and delegates ahead of the meeting to be held on the 8th to the 12th of April 2019. The message confirms FAO commitment to ending hunger through using digital technologies to bridge the rural-urban divide; and most importantly he pledged FAO’s commitment to WSIS and FAO's co-facilitation to the E-...
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    GDCO Sudan Selected as one of the WSIS Prizes 2019 Champion!

    By Ahmed Eisa

    Gedaref Digital City Organization (GDCO Sudan) e-Agriculture ,, Partnership for Community Development and SDGs Achievement project has been selected as the WSIS Prize 2019 Champion for the Category 13 — Action Line C7. ICT applications: e-Agriculture.

    The WSIS committee announced the finalists of the WSIS Prizes 2019 with more than two million votes cast by WSIS Stakeholders’ community.

    Out of 1064 nominated ICT success stories from around the world, following a comprehensive review by the Expert Group, of 1140 projects submitted by the WSIS Stakeholders’ community, GDCO project e-Agriculture ,, Partnership for Community Development and SDGs Achievement was among those top five most voted in the Category 13.

    Certificates awards

    As a WSIS Prizes 2019 Champion, GDCO will be awarded with a Champion’s certificate from the ITU Secretary-General during the special event dedicated to the achievement of the WSIS Prizes 2019 Ceremony, on Tuesday, 9 April 2019 in Geneva, where the Eng Ahmed Eisa the chair of GDCO is invited to take part and use this opportunity to further promote the project.

    WSIS 2019 Prizes

    The WSIS Prizes 2019 Winners will only be announced to the public during the WSIS Prizes 2019 Ceremony at the WSIS Forum 2019 from 8-12 April. Ahmed Eisa the chair of GDCO is invited to take active participation in the World Café focusing on WSIS Prizes 2019 Winners and Champions on Thursday, 11 April 2019 12:30-14:30 hours (GMT +1).

    WSIS Prize Laureates (2012-2019) For the first time since WSIS Prizes were established in 2012, all former winners and champions (the category Champions was introduced in 2016) to establish a special group with a focus on the promotion of awarded projects, WSIS Prizes, and information and communication technologies for development.

    WSIS team will use this opportunity to shape the work-plan of the group and set up roles of members and overall objectives. A special event dedicated to this activity will be held on 10 April 2019 in ITU HQ.

    Learn more about this project here

    Acknowledgements. The blog text was published by originally on the uniteIT e-Inclusion Network 

    The blogs on e-Agriculture are intended for knowledge sharing and they do not necessarily represent the opinions of the Food and Agriculture Organization or imply an endorsement.

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  • WSIS Prizes 2019 Champion Projects announced

    ITU has just announced 90 Champions of the WSIS Prizes contest. From the announced 90, 18 projects will be selected to be Winners will be awarded for each of the 18 categories of the WSIS prizes. The submission phase opened on the 2nd of July 2018 to the 5th of December 2018 and 1,149 submissions were received (of which 1062 were found exceptional and were nominated for the WSIS Prizes 2019). Champion Projects under Action Line C7 E-agriculture The Action Line C7 (E-agriculture) is jointly facilitated by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International...
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    e-Agriculture interviews Mr. Gerard Sylvester (Knowledge and Information Management Officer) who is based at the FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. Gerard has worked over the years in the area of e-Agriculture and recently co-organised the E-agriculture Solutions Forum 2018 with ITU and partners. Gerard sheds insights on a number of issues in ICTs for agriculture and especially the support to the formulation of the FAO-ITU E-Agriculture National Strategies . Gerard is published in ICTs for agriculture and a publication on "Blockchains" is in the press. Q1: could you briefly...
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    ITU invites interested authors to submit papers to be considered for the third issue of the publication " Capacity Building in a Changing ICT Environment 2019 ". The ITU online publication “Capacity Building in a Changing ICT Environment”, which is released annually, puts together scholarly articles with a focus on capacity building and skills development in the digital era. It covers a wide range of topics related to the ongoing discussions on how digital technologies are transforming job markets, determining new skills sets requirements and driving the digital economy requirements for re-...
  • New ITU resolution on the use of ICTs to bridge the financial inclusion gap

    The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Member States have approved at new resolution that consolidate ITU’s mandate on matters relating to digital financial inclusion , reports ITU . The except of the news can be read below “Two billion adults worldwide do not have a bank account, but among them, 1.6 billion have a mobile phone. Developing countries are capitalizing on the widespread use of mobile phones and information and communication technologies (ICTs) to bring all people within reach of financial services and out of poverty. Digital financial services show great potential to...
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