A series of short and snappy podcasts from ITU - the United Nations specialized agency for Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). Packed with the latest facts and figures on ICTs, their use and their impact on the globe.
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Techshot: Episode #2
A quick round-up of tech-focused stories recently featured on the ITU News blog.
In this episode
•How digital transformation can become sustainable;
•Technologies helping protect the world’s oceans;
•Namibia’s policy to tackle e-waste;
•Iceland’s drive for next-generation cybersecurity;
•Digital ID expanding financial access across Latin America;
•How regulations can help close the world’s digital divide.
•And…Mauritius – the small island nation that just deployed its first satellite into low-Earth orbit.
Technology For Good #12: Healthy ageing In a digital world
Ageing is becoming a megatrend. Around the world birth rates are declining, while people are living longer, healthier lives. For the first time in human history, people over the age of 60 outnumber those under the age of five. A population predicted to reach 2 billion by the year 2050.
To help us prepare for this new reality, the World Health Organization and the United Nations have launched the Decade of Healthy Ageing. From 2021 to 2030, this decade will contain milestones related to the Sustainable Development Goals.
In this episode we are focusing on how technology can have a major part to play in ensuring that this population does not go underserved, but that will only happen if both technology creators and policy makers are aware of and act on this dramatic shift in the global demographic.
Featuring plenty of great content including extracts from speakers at major ITU events this year such as WSIS FORUM 2021 and facts and figures from ITU's brand new report: "Ageing in a digital world - from vulnerable to valuable".
This podcast is the twelfth episode of “Technology for Good”- an ITU podcast series that focuses on how technology is helping to shape the world around us. Listen now...and don't forget to like and subscribe to be the first to hear the next episode! Available on Soundcloud, Spotify, Apple Podcasts and more.
Presented and directed by: Maximillian Jacobson - Gonzalez
Produced and written by: Philippa Young
Edited by: Jo Barratt
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The Unconnected With Tara Mulhare And Rebekah Daniel
Female Digital Entrepreneurship
A conversation between Doreen Bogdan - Martin, Director of the ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau, Tara Mulhare, a leader and coach for emerging businesses, and Rebekah Daniel, the head of a start-up in the fashion industry in Ethiopia, on how technology can enhance women’s economic and professional opportunities. Tara and Rebekah share advice to young women who want to use digital tools to expand their businesses, and describe the transformative role of digital skills from their first-hand experiences, including through ITU and the Enhanced Integrated Framework’s joint project on digital skills for women.
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ITU Tech Snapshot: COVID-19 and the telecom industry # 1
How has the #Coronavirus #COVID-19 crisis affected the telecommunications and information and communications technology industry? How much have voice and web traffic increased and have the networks been able to meet demand? Listen to this "snapshot" podcast and find out...
Written and presented by Phillippa Biggs.
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ITU Tech Snapshot: COVID-19 and the telecom industry #4
How has the #Coronavirus #COVID-19 crisis affected the telecommunications and information and communications technology industry? How has it been coping with falls in handset sales, disrupted distribution channels, cable operators revenues severely affected by cancellation of televised sporting events, are companies halting their investments or ploughing ahead regardless? Listen to this latest ITU "snapshot" podcast and find out...
Written and presented by Phillippa Biggs, ITU.
ITU Tech Snapshot: How can ICTs and digital infrastructure address and help recovery from COVID -19?
At a recently held session of the ITU Economic Experts Roundtable, experts discussed the importance of having access to quality connectivity in offsetting the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and in promoting overall digital inclusion. The COVID-19 crisis has accelerated the existing long-term trends in the telecom industry, such as increased screen time, remote work and learning, dependency on the public cloud providers and digital finance. The role of digital technologies in recovery from COVID-19 is important, for example, in health responses and automated analysis. However, some experts warned that digital technologies are not a panacea for all the problems. The long-term challenge remains to fight extreme digital inequalities by making health information and online opportunities available to all. Long-term challenges persist in how to fund the networks, roll them out and make them secure and reliable.