A human-centric approach to a meaningful connectivity

The basic internet connectivity is not enough. We need a new narrative for purposeful human-centric connectivity, with its goal to connect 3.5 billion people not included in this digital revolution. Here, I am discussing the following dynamics we need to consider that would influence the connectivity, access to tools, skills, and improved livelihoods.

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New book contribution: Digital Inequalities in the Global South

It’s been a productive publishing season here, and a brand new book I contributed to is out.  I co-authored the book chapter Digital Infrastructure Enabling Platforms for Health Information and Education in the Global South in Digital Inequalities in the Global South, edited by M Ragnedda and A Gladkova. This …

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The latest in Social Inclusion: Digital Literacy KPIs for Sustainable Development

Another new publication this Spring just came out: the Social inclusion academic open access journal with the special issue “Digital Inclusion Across the Globe: What Is Being Done to Tackle Digital Inequities?”. My colleagues and I wrote an article on digital literacy and the importance of key performance indicators (KPIs) …

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New publication in the Lancet: a special edition on Digital Health

I am proud to announce that the work of my colleagues and me have been published this spring (April 2020) at the Lancet’s issue on Digital Health. The title of the piece is Sub-Saharan Africa—the new breeding ground for global digital health, as a part of our DigI project in …

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Digital Transformation Centers at the ITU: a kick-off meeting

I spent last week at the ITU in Geneva, Switzerland, from 11 to 13 February, 2020 I was on the kick-off meetings for the Digital Transformation Centers (DTC) project  for Phase 1. The primary function of DTCs are to deliver digital skills training to enhance digital literacy and foster uptake of digital …

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