IGF2019 discussion on digital skills and education in rural areas

This year’s Internet Governance Forum #IGF2019, happened in Berlin, at Estrel congress center, gathering thousands of Internet practitioners, researchers, developers, and contributors. This year’s IGF focused on three main themes: data governance; digital inclusion; and safety, security, stability and resilience. Digital inclusion means more than just providing an internet access …

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Connecting the unconnected in Tanzania

This article has been published at the Coomunity Global Voices online and I wrote about the current activities of my colleagues,  and I are working on. Also, next week I am going to the Digital Excellence Forum in Helsinki, Finland. If this seems appealing to you, please head here; and perhaps I …

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From the ChildArt mag: How Not To Feed The Trolls

Before I hit my annual digital sabbatical, here’s something you may find useful, whether you’re a child, teen, or an adult. The article was published in January-March 2019 issue of The Magazine of the International Child Art Foundation, yours truly was a Guest editor on Online safety.

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The “Age of Digital Interdependence” and Digital Cooperation

On 10/6/2019, the UN High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation launched its report “Age of Digital Interdependence”with recommendations where the Basic Internet Foundation, with our DigI project efforts around the word, was an ideal epitome for Global Digital Inclusion and building Internet access around community needs. Read the report here.   Half …

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We need to redefine digital literacy skills

With a very rapid development of Internet technologies, new digital divides on the Internet are emerging. The rapid pace of new forms of communication and new access points to the Internet, such as mobile, demand solutions beyond those exclusively concerned with Internet access and technological infrastructure. Various types of digital …

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