Digital Economy for Development
Era of Digital for Economic Development and Inclusion
Technology serving development
The potential of digital economy has been widely spread among developed and developing economies.
Companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Uber are success stories and case studies that confirm the success of digital in 21st Century.
Moreover, it has induced social changes and transform the way humans are interacting with each other’s and citizens with their government.
Nevertheless, Digital has set up several barriers:
1- Language as first as to be digitally educated you must read and speak English (55% of all content on the internet)
2- Digital literacy. If you are not a millennial, Generation X or Y, if you had known TV in black and white then you get it
3- Digital access. Only 40% of the population have access to the internet
4- Digital economy. Despite Government effort to leverage the digital potential, the digital divide is still there but more over the digital dividend
World Bank quote “Digital technologies have boosted growth, expanded opportunities, and improved service delivery. Yet their development benefits have fallen short and are unevenly distributed. For digital technologies to benefit everyone everywhere requires closing the remaining digital divide, especially in internet access. But to get the most out of the digital revolution, countries also need to work on strengthening regulations that ensure competition among businesses, adapting workers’ skills to the demands of the new economy, and ensuring that institutions are accountable” live.worldbank.org/world-dev…
As Governments are struggling to reap the digital dividends for everyone our workshop aims to set the floor for discussion, share some best practice’s and open discussion on building a successful Era of Digital for Economic Development and Inclusion
This session will be interactive. You are kindly requested to share your opinion on our website
Post you views and share your ideas. Results will be displayed during our session. Digitally Yours.
Join us for the results at WSIS Forum on Monday, May 2 at 16:30 – 18:15 in Popov Room 1, ITU Tower
Reine Essobmadje – Founder of e-volving Consulting France & Cameroon
Betty Bonnardel-Azzarelli, AB5 Consulting UK “Connectivity for universal service – serving the underserved”
Guillaume Pahud, Founder, DotStories, Geneva :”Are new domain names a tool for digital inclusion?”
Dr Salma Abbasi , Chairperson and CEO, THE e WORLDWIDE GROUP, UAE and Nigeria : “Digital Economy for Development”
Yvette Ramos, Managing Director Moinas & Savoye, IP law firm, Geneva Switzerland “Innovation and Intellectual Property Rights : what’s is for the Digital economy?”