More Than Meets AI

By the Partnership for Public Service Human beings have been interested in intelligent automation as far back as ancient times, when Greeks believed an automated man made of bronze circled around Crete several times a day to protect Europa, the mother of the island’s King Minos, from pirates and invaders. This myth from more than […]

Female Network Will Deter Cybersecurity Threats

By Mariah Kenny “I recently participated in a conference on IOT security at the University of Virginia where I met the author of this next contribution, Mariah Kenny. Like many who have been associated with computer science for many decades, I had been concerned that the participation of women in the field had dwindled. It […]

2019 Emerging Tech Trends Report

The Future Today Institute (FTI) helps leaders and their organizations prepare for complex futures. Focusing exclusively on how emerging technology and science will disrupt business, transform the workforce and ignite geopolitical change, the Institute develops pioneering, data-driven forecasting methodology and tools to empower leaders to make better decisions about the future, today. In its 12th annual […]

Community Networks – How 43 Countries are Setting Them Up

At the Internet Governance Forum in Paris last year in November, the GISWatch report was launched for 2018. The 43 country reports describe the different experiences and approaches in setting up community networks.  Key ideas, such as participatory governance systems, community ownership and skills transfer, and most importantly a “Can Do” or “Do-it-Yourself” spirit can […]

Stopping the Stigma of Mental Illness

By David B. Grinberg David B. Grinberg has shared an important article for Mental Health Month in the United States with PCI. This article first appeared in the American Diversity Report, which David is an advisory board member and contributing author for. Read more. If you liked this post, you can follow us on Twitter and […]

Catalytic Intervention Grants for a More Sustainable Community Network Environment

As a part of their Connecting the unconnected: Supporting community networks and other community-based connectivity initiatives project, the Association for Progressive Communications and Rhizomatica have introduced Catalytic intervention grants. The grants aim to support a more sustainable community network environment and are open to applicants in the global South and countries listed as Official Development […]

UNESCO Advocates for Digital Inclusion at United Nations in New York

On 7 March 2019, UNESCO, the Permanent Mission of Montenegro to the United Nations and ITU co-hosted a round-table discussion called “Driving Digital Inclusion: what does it mean and what’s working?” The event brought together a diverse group of panelists including civil society, private sector and youth voices besides the UN entities.Read more about the event […]

Introduction to NGI 2025 and Beyond

“This initiative by the European Commission, Directorate-General of Communications Networks, Content & Technology, takes a sweeping view of the current state of the Internet, its strengths but more importantly its weaknesses as we experience them today. The report provides a broad framework for re-imagining the Internet in the context of human values: safety, security, privacy, […]

Helping Women and Non-Binary Communities Gain Access: Reflections from the Best Practice Forum on Gender and Access on the Potential of Alternative Models of Connectivity

By Gabrielle Willms  “Digital inclusion impacts our ability to achieve all seventeen UN Sustainable Development Goals. Moreover, it inspires opportunity and prosperity and should be available to every human being on the planet.   As we celebrate the 30th birthday of the World Wide Web, which also fell during the week of the UN Commission on […]

How Inequality Was Digitalised

By Danny Sriskandarajah, Chief Executive of Oxfam GB, Member of the UN Secretary-General’s High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation Since 2005, the number of people using the Internet worldwide has quadrupled to four billion. Two thirds of the world’s population now own a mobile device. At some point this year, half the world will be […]