WSIS 2016: "On its own, internet access is not enough. Let's build greater social equality"
Posted in: Digital Divide at 08/05/2016 14:47
The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) process is considered a cornerstone of international norms and discourse on internet policy and governance. As the process marks its 11th anniversary, the 'ICT for development' community met in Geneva between 2-6 May to continue to work for a people-centric, inclusive and development-oriented Information Society where everyone can create, access, utilize and share information.
Ending digital exclusion
Technology alone cannot resolve development challenges, as the information society is primarily a matter of human development. However, the WSIS+10 review process and its commitment to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development offer a unique opportunity to focus on the interaction between technology and the various aspects of development.