ITU Blog: How can ICTs scale social entrepreneurship? 3 examples in India, Mozambique, and Paraguay

The following post by Katherine Milligan, Head of theSchwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, was adapted from her keynote remarks at ITU’s 2016 World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD), which focused  on ICT entrepreneurship for social impact.  Social entrepreneurship – applying innovative, market-based…

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ITU Blog: Humanitarian aid is as close as your phone

There are more than 60 million people in the world today who have been forced to flee their homes due to violence and armed conflict. Images of refugees arriving on the shores of Europe have become a grim reality of…

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ITU Blog: Digital Financial Services and the need for global dialogue

The world is a growing and dynamic place. Despite the obvious challenges, it is generally becoming a richer and more prosperous place to live in with more people being lifted out of poverty than ever before. For people in low-…

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ITU Blog: ITU makes history as women lead Council 2016

ITU made history today as the governing Council opened its annual session. For the first time, two women are leading the Council. Ms Julie Zoller, Senior Deputy Coordinator for International Information Communications and Information Policy at the United States State…

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ITU Blog: Protecting the most vulnerable users online

ITU Blog: Protecting the most vulnerable users online

Access to information and communication technology (ICT) provides young people with new opportunities for self-development, education and creativity. ITU estimates that six out of 10 children between three and 17 years old, use the Internet at home (2013). Moreover, 30…

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ITU Blog: ICT SMEs are vital for socioeconomic growth

ICT-enabled entrepreneurs and small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have a particularly relevant role in ensuring economic growth in a sustainable and inclusive manner. They are involved in the development of innovative ICT-enabled solutions with a unique potential to make a long-lasting…

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