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Aug 9, 2023 FORBES

Bangladesh Hopes To Lead To A “Zero Digital Divide” World

For Decades digital technologies have transformed societies in all aspects—from connectivity, financial inclusion, public services, health, education, trade, media communication, transportation. This expansion of technology has not always been inclusive. The equitable distribution of such technologies has often been overlooked. Some countries in the Global South like Bangladesh have digitized rapidly and were proud of their accomplishments—then came COVID-19.

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Joint Op-Ed: Why it is crucial to bridge the digital gender divide

The converging global crises of climate change, increasing costs of living, food insecurity and the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic threaten to reverse the gains achieved under the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Sima Bahous, UN Women Executive Director, recently stated We are at a “tipping point for women’s rights and gender equality as we approach the half-way mark to 2030.”

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Mar 8, 2023 UN News

Cracking the code to a fairer digital future for women

The inequalities faced by women in the real world are also prevalent online. On International Women’s Day, celebrated on 8 March, the UN is raising awareness of these disparities, and putting forward a vision of fairer digital future for all.

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Apr 27, 2023 ALJAZEERA

UNICEF: Digital divide hits women harder in poor countries

A new report has raised concerns over the disparity in internet access between women and men in low-income countries.

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From policy to practice: Bridging the digital divide

We must work towards bridging the digital divide and creating equal opportunities for all. By investing in digital inclusion, Bangladesh can leverage its digital potential and achieve its vision of becoming a developed nation by 2041

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Nov 27, 2023

H.E Ousman Bah Shares Insight on Achieving Zero Digital Divide

The Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, The Gambia, Ousman Bah emphasises the importance of digitalization to benefit citizens, focusing on accessibility and affordability. Five pillars are outlined, including the need for a second submarine cable to reduce internet costs, collaboration with Starlink for rural connectivity, implementation of a digital ID, establishment of a national payment gateway, and the introduction of MyGov for efficient public services.....

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