Digital for Development and broadband connectivity are opportunities to reduce territorial inequalities by bringing equal access to e-services to African rural communities, including youth and women. Participants will discuss ways to develop innovative technical, financial and business models and solutions such as Smart Villages to reduce inequalities for local communities. While contributing to sustainable development and inclusive growth, Smart Villages can open access to sustainable markets and reduce regional disparities while increasing the development of entrepreneurship, digital literacy and skills. Sub-topics are e-services, such as e-education, e-agriculture and e-health, as well as infrastructure, sustainability in value chains, digital transformation and the digital divide.
Smart Villages: The road to reduce territorial inequalities and bridge the digital divide
Innovative solutions to reduce territorial inequalities using Digital for Development and access to connectivity to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
10:45 to 12:00