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Girls in ICT Day discussion looks to inspire young women

The International Telecommunication Union readies to host a virtual high-level panel session to encourage more girls and young women to actively pursue careers in STEM.


What's your e-waste game plan?

The rapid digitalisation prompted by COVID-19 sparks renewed concern about the responsible disposal of e-waste and the implementation of a circular economy in IT.

Mar 12, 2021

The Internet’s time to be a basic ‘human right’ has arrived

On the occasion of the 32nd birthday of the World Wide Web, chief web advocate Nnenna Nwakanma highlights key actions for the future of its existence.


Calls for stepped-up efforts to close gender gaps in science

As the world commemorates International Day of Women and Girls in Science, there is emphasis on making science more open, diverse and efficient.

Oct 22, 2020

UN creates global #PledgetoPause to fight disinformation

The UN warns that the amplification of inaccurate or harmful information and ideas on social media exacerbates some of the most pressing issues, like COVID-19.

Sep 28, 2020

South Africa misses out on digital identity possibilities

The South African government must recognise the infinite opportunities presented by the mass adoption of a digital identification system, say industry insiders.

Sep 9, 2020

Apps provide entry to the joy of reading

Google and GE unveil applications that aim to expand reading ability in celebration of International Literacy Day.

Jul 1, 2020

Microsoft to upskill 25m job-seekers with digital skills

Microsoft collaborates with GitHub Learning Lab and LinkedIn to help millions of people acquire skills needed for the coronavirus economy.

Jun 23, 2020

Africa needs accelerated ICT, renewable energy investment

UNESCO’s Dr Huber Gijzen encourages investment in renewable energy and ICT infrastructure on the continent, to boost education efforts.


Africa recycles less than 0.1% e-waste

Data from the International Telecommunication Union reveals Africa’s shortcomings on e-waste management, with less than 0.1% recycled.

May 29, 2020

UN launches global initiative to protect cyber space

The United Nations says the world cannot cede virtual spaces to those who traffic in lies, fear and hate.

Apr 23, 2020

UN COVID-19 mobile course targets 3m youth

The United Nations in SA collaborates with Funzi, to introduce an online education course on coping with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

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