[ccwg-internet-governance] Fwd: WSIS Forum 2018 gathers steam, startups in space -- and more. It’s the ITU News Weekly!

Marilyn Cade marilynscade at hotmail.com
Tue Mar 20 21:09:46 UTC 2018


Yes, and this is a really large and professional comms crew ... I do a free that it could be a role model, but perhaps a better "role model" is the DIPLO daily reports?




________________________________
From: ccwg-internet-governance <ccwg-internet-governance-bounces at icann.org> on behalf of Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond <ocl at gih.com>
Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 4:32 PM
To: ccwg-internet-governance at icann.org
Subject: [ccwg-internet-governance] Fwd: WSIS Forum 2018 gathers steam, startups in space -- and more. It’s the ITU News Weekly!

Hello all,

FYI - the newsletter from ITU that contains communication about WSIS Forum. What a communication strategy!
Kindest regards,

Olivier


-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject:        WSIS Forum 2018 gathers steam, startups in space -- and more. It’s the ITU News Weekly!
Date:   Tue, 20 Mar 2018 20:34:04 +0100 (CET)
From:   ITU News <noreply-itunews at itu.int><mailto:noreply-itunews at itu.int>
Reply-To:       noreply-itunews at itu.int<mailto:noreply-itunews at itu.int>
To:     Dr. Olivier Crepin-Leblond <ocl at gih.com><mailto:ocl at gih.com>


[Image]<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fnews.itu.int%2F&data=02%7C01%7C%7C4af4283ed9134d6d267208d58ea1c863%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636571747861863234&sdata=LnW7Dofp0NjgDRdgtpoyJbJPj8uNWKmswLM87AnPG94%3D&reserved=0>

Welcome ITU News Weekly readers!

At the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2018, more than 2,500 information and communication technology (ICT) experts and leaders from around the globe have assembled at ITU headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland to advance technological solutions to accelerate progress on the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We also round up top headlines on ICT and development worldwide. Read it all here in ITU News Weekly!




Spotlight

[Image]

WSIS Forum 2018: The annual WSIS Forum is gathering steam with a full week of workshops and engaging exhibitions. The Innovation Track @ WSIS Forum<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.itu.int%2Fen%2FITU-D%2FRegional-Presence%2FEurope%2FPages%2FEvents%2F2018%2FWSIS%2Fdefault.aspx&data=02%7C01%7C%7C4af4283ed9134d6d267208d58ea1c863%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636571747861863234&sdata=2bwCJD6t2PoqNJ7NGWHSvo9D23YszXqW4soYjMtLiJY%3D&reserved=0> focused on best practices to support innovation ecosystems. A new Youth Track<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.itu.int%2Fnet4%2Fwsis%2Fforum%2F2018%2FPages%2FSpecialTracks%2FYouthForSDGs%23intro&data=02%7C01%7C%7C4af4283ed9134d6d267208d58ea1c863%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636571747861863234&sdata=SlDkeYVHRVlydv%2Bji%2FNP5GtJJpVA2MADu0cIePOK3rw%3D&reserved=0> is focused on ways to use ICTs to engage youth and reach the SDGs.<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fnews.itu.int%2F3-ways-to-use-icts-engage-youth-reach-sdgs%2F&data=02%7C01%7C%7C4af4283ed9134d6d267208d58ea1c863%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636571747861863234&sdata=oBIfunY73wOjhvvtuDL8xgeATOsrgK14nOwD%2BC5SsQo%3D&reserved=0> WSIS also announced the 3 Photo Contest winners<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fnews.itu.int%2Fwsis-forum-photo-contest-winners%2F&data=02%7C01%7C%7C4af4283ed9134d6d267208d58ea1c863%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636571747861863234&sdata=J82sfhP4LTdpGj28RUSu1%2FI7t%2Fhgyva1VprpifShLl8%3D&reserved=0> and outstanding projects at the the Hack Against Hunger hackathon<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fnews.itu.int%2Fwinning-tech-solutions-for-zero-hunger-wsis-hack-against-hunger%2F&data=02%7C01%7C%7C4af4283ed9134d6d267208d58ea1c863%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636571747861863234&sdata=0w52az4E%2FGQ4SUXgUS7I255wWQ8U3%2FPD6xOWQLciJiI%3D&reserved=0>. Watch the highlights from the opening day.<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DR6AG7dKkdAk%26feature%3Dyoutu.be&data=02%7C01%7C%7C4af4283ed9134d6d267208d58ea1c863%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636571747861863234&sdata=eOYcXUuH5tFnYjXnjukrHchcFlr4svNjCvIEabttVE4%3D&reserved=0> View the interactive agenda here.<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.itu.int%2Fnet4%2Fwsis%2Fforum%2F2018%2FPages%2FAgenda%23agenda&data=02%7C01%7C%7C4af4283ed9134d6d267208d58ea1c863%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636571747861863234&sdata=G%2B5tmJbCwWsK7g3pnXyl7hWvHs2%2F2La%2BMPupLJwgMA4%3D&reserved=0>

Video<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DR6AG7dKkdAk%26feature%3Dyoutu.be&data=02%7C01%7C%7C4af4283ed9134d6d267208d58ea1c863%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636571747861863234&sdata=eOYcXUuH5tFnYjXnjukrHchcFlr4svNjCvIEabttVE4%3D&reserved=0>



ICT Trends

[Image]

Technology and accessibility for persons with disabilities: Last week, accessible technologies made headlines with 3 big tech companies making their tech more accessible. Airbnb announced<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fpress.atairbnb.com%2Fairbnb-highlights-new-accessibility-filters-and-features-for-guests-with-disabilities-worldwide%2F&data=02%7C01%7C%7C4af4283ed9134d6d267208d58ea1c863%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636571747861863234&sdata=6%2BjLSVamYnBTCPW5dxzW588ob5VGXUYsAlvSQwjMwI0%3D&reserved=0> it was adding new filters to let guests with disabilities find accommodations with features they need. Google added “wheelchair accessible” routes to Google Maps<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnet.com%2Fnews%2Fgoogle-adds-wheelchair-accessibility-info-to-transit-maps%2F&data=02%7C01%7C%7C4af4283ed9134d6d267208d58ea1c863%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636571747862019485&sdata=B56uMGkaGBFXODKcWboTJFFlpE1OPApftiaRuCNhKNg%3D&reserved=0>. Apple held a class at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired to help visually impaired students learn to write code<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.texasstandard.org%2Fstories%2Fblind-students-learn-to-code-with-a-swipe-and-a-tap%2F&data=02%7C01%7C%7C4af4283ed9134d6d267208d58ea1c863%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636571747862019485&sdata=0SOuY36Y4YpkMrVJwoFo0qeZ5IrWVIE%2FAFEP5ZIAB%2B0%3D&reserved=0> and then use the code to fly drones. Last year, ITU launched a dedicated online portal<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.itu.int%2Fen%2Fpublications%2FPages%2FEpub.aspx&data=02%7C01%7C%7C4af4283ed9134d6d267208d58ea1c863%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636571747862019485&sdata=6InzQvRhvF4kXc8g4yQxC20QtY0XHkWN1lCzem3wBn8%3D&reserved=0> for accessible publications for people with visual impairment.<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fnews.itu.int%2Fitus-accessible-publications-now-readily-available%2F&data=02%7C01%7C%7C4af4283ed9134d6d267208d58ea1c863%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636571747862019485&sdata=RBPOm8y1IS7uQ10bdmEIXI%2Fzkk3lGLAk5JrQzAECT9A%3D&reserved=0>

Find out more<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.itu.int%2Fen%2Fpublications%2FPages%2FEpub.aspx&data=02%7C01%7C%7C4af4283ed9134d6d267208d58ea1c863%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636571747862019485&sdata=6InzQvRhvF4kXc8g4yQxC20QtY0XHkWN1lCzem3wBn8%3D&reserved=0>
[Image]

E-health and M-heath: In Yemen, Save the Children is relying on Mobile Health Clinics<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fblogs.savethechildren.org.uk%2F2018%2F03%2Fmobile-health-clinics-fighting-save-lives-yemen%2F&data=02%7C01%7C%7C4af4283ed9134d6d267208d58ea1c863%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636571747862019485&sdata=A17HziV5HhnQi4Oe46nwtaor%2F7tQW4znAplbnF1cOJE%3D&reserved=0> to save lives. How do mobile healthcare apps<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fmobilebusinessinsights.com%2F2018%2F03%2Fhow-mobile-apps-for-healthcare-help-evolve-the-patient-experience%2F&data=02%7C01%7C%7C4af4283ed9134d6d267208d58ea1c863%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636571747862019485&sdata=ozR6DlRL4UBeTaWR7lXa5VIbMF11G7FGXv3GcLeq9AU%3D&reserved=0> help evolve the patient experience and deliver quality care? And new guidelines for safe and secure management of e-health data<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.prnewswire.com%2Fnews-releases%2Fcontinua-design-guidelines-and-new-test-tool-ensure-safe-secure-integration-of-personal-health-data-into-electronic-health-records-300613651.html&data=02%7C01%7C%7C4af4283ed9134d6d267208d58ea1c863%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636571747862019485&sdata=9kzWII6nAYulMJ%2FVUfEDH5CEL4XeovkskhCjvihm8Cg%3D&reserved=0> have just been developed. At yesterday’s e-health session at WSIS<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.itu.int%2Fnet4%2Fwsis%2Fforum%2F2018%2FPages%2FAgenda%2FSession%2F293%23intro&data=02%7C01%7C%7C4af4283ed9134d6d267208d58ea1c863%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636571747862019485&sdata=Kdrak%2Fzs4NlrlL%2Fs0HsJt%2F%2FbMypw8oCUej3jhsd19wI%3D&reserved=0>, ITU and WHO discussed the important role of the Be He at lthy, Be Mobile<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.itu.int%2Fen%2FITU-D%2FICT-Applications%2FeHEALTH%2FBe_healthy%2FPages%2FBe_Healthy.aspx&data=02%7C01%7C%7C4af4283ed9134d6d267208d58ea1c863%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636571747862019485&sdata=Pa%2B7wU4xWNrRfsgfAI8%2BBtz3AN7ma3rVxpIIwvcE7Sk%3D&reserved=0> programme to help fight non-communicable diseases.

Learn more<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.itu.int%2Fen%2FITU-D%2FICT-Applications%2FeHEALTH%2FBe_healthy%2FDocuments%2FBHBM%2520Brochure%25202017-pages-web-correct.pdf&data=02%7C01%7C%7C4af4283ed9134d6d267208d58ea1c863%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636571747862019485&sdata=whT%2BPyBpPZY2MssEdxVsbN8Nt929W9na0ScGtsdsCFI%3D&reserved=0>


Featured Video

[Image]<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dfu6Bm30kVtM&data=02%7C01%7C%7C4af4283ed9134d6d267208d58ea1c863%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636571747862019485&sdata=VAcQtJnbcx2HMCumc7mDfPveiLb5tjVBxHW2lTIUwAY%3D&reserved=0>




More ICT Trends

Mobile Education: Last week, we reported on a teacher in Ghana using innovative ways to teach students about ICTs. He was just invited to attend the Microsoft Education Summit in Singapore.<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pulse.ng%2Fbi%2Ftech%2Fghana-ict-teacher-attends-microsoft-education-summit-singapore-id8114422.html&data=02%7C01%7C%7C4af4283ed9134d6d267208d58ea1c863%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636571747862175743&sdata=dnfEH1DqxdlAiVfO2VulSCqPdkMyVQ9LRuobcbXiWGk%3D&reserved=0> UNESCO has awarded the King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the use of ICT in Education<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fnews.mit.edu%2F2018%2Fmit-clix-project-receives-unesco-award-0313&data=02%7C01%7C%7C4af4283ed9134d6d267208d58ea1c863%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636571747862175743&sdata=OletkTYZwURSCUUa1pJ3iRvM9iMNpFZEpyhUMI0%2BHr8%3D&reserved=0> to the Connected Learning Initiative (CLIx). And here are 7 of the best, and free, language learning apps.<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thebalance.com%2Fthe-7-best-free-language-learning-apps-1357060&data=02%7C01%7C%7C4af4283ed9134d6d267208d58ea1c863%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636571747862175743&sdata=AlvqYO2xZnzzNGJ07J2IgxEo%2FtwoTVpXFaGJUdpY4P8%3D&reserved=0> Don’t forget – next week is Mobile Learning Week.<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fen.unesco.org%2Fmlw%2F2018&data=02%7C01%7C%7C4af4283ed9134d6d267208d58ea1c863%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636571747862175743&sdata=GEaYR3Ts2dKucFcSJarmGw9Mdsc%2BUonBGmHSUox1AqQ%3D&reserved=0>

Find out more<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fen.unesco.org%2Fmlw%2F2018&data=02%7C01%7C%7C4af4283ed9134d6d267208d58ea1c863%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636571747862175743&sdata=GEaYR3Ts2dKucFcSJarmGw9Mdsc%2BUonBGmHSUox1AqQ%3D&reserved=0>

Stephen Hawking 1942—2018: Last week, the world lost one the most influential thinkers of the past century when Stephen Hawking died at 76.<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nytimes.com%2F2018%2F03%2F14%2Fobituaries%2Fstephen-hawking-dead.html&data=02%7C01%7C%7C4af4283ed9134d6d267208d58ea1c863%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636571747862175743&sdata=F3S90NM8%2FEwZaJgHcYaZN9rPkumQkYUjQogezoTbOfU%3D&reserved=0> “Not since Albert Einstein has a scientist so captured the public imagination and endeared himself to tens of millions of people around the world,” said Michio Kaku, a professor of theoretical physics<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.theguardian.com%2Fscience%2F2018%2Fmar%2F14%2Fa-brief-history-of-stephen-hawkings-brief-history-of-time&data=02%7C01%7C%7C4af4283ed9134d6d267208d58ea1c863%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636571747862175743&sdata=g0xA7QxceYs5nA2vilHhZDbQi8lsVjSXx8JuHHBR%2Bho%3D&reserved=0> at the City University of New York. Hawking probed questions about the cosmos, including the origins of the Universe and the nature of space and time.

Learn more<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nytimes.com%2F2018%2F03%2F14%2Fobituaries%2Fstephen-hawking-dead.html&data=02%7C01%7C%7C4af4283ed9134d6d267208d58ea1c863%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636571747862175743&sdata=F3S90NM8%2FEwZaJgHcYaZN9rPkumQkYUjQogezoTbOfU%3D&reserved=0>

Connected cars — and bikes! Learn how a Beijing bike share app<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fnews.itu.int%2Fhow-beijing-bike-app-helps-address-connectivity-india%2F&data=02%7C01%7C%7C4af4283ed9134d6d267208d58ea1c863%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636571747862175743&sdata=EWrRp0JxxR2m7MqXCIZQmTBD1%2Bk7WkqojPL81j36laM%3D&reserved=0> helps ‘address last-mile connectivity’ in India. And what can motorsport teach us about connected car innovation? Watch the interview with James Colgate.<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fnews.itu.int%2Fautomotive-industry-motorsport-interview-james-colgate%2F&data=02%7C01%7C%7C4af4283ed9134d6d267208d58ea1c863%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636571747862175743&sdata=3YAD71rhw3q0%2FgdCje%2BtJ4qFOs6PH0JpD29xsJAyLyk%3D&reserved=0> And Uber’s Southeast Asia rival, Grab, now offers micro-loans<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fnextbillion.net%2Fnews%2Fgrab-ubers-southeast-asia-rival-now-offers-micro-loans-financial-services%2F&data=02%7C01%7C%7C4af4283ed9134d6d267208d58ea1c863%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636571747862175743&sdata=bTSsqj7FMhGstbsqNsjhFDlYzaODeM0ttrwrt%2Bh%2FBK0%3D&reserved=0> and other financial services, yet another example of the convergence between financial service providers, messaging apps and ride-sharing platforms.

Learn more<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fnews.itu.int%2Fcategory%2Fet%2Fconnected-car%2F&data=02%7C01%7C%7C4af4283ed9134d6d267208d58ea1c863%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636571747862331994&sdata=6ZHHx%2FGPwYFUNP2CeJiLgwb3lqbzSNLv29W5BeKmG3Y%3D&reserved=0>

Start-ups in Space: Venture Capitalists are seeing value in Space Start-ups<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.space.com%2F39943-space-exploration-not-just-for-billionaires.html&data=02%7C01%7C%7C4af4283ed9134d6d267208d58ea1c863%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636571747862331994&sdata=xsN%2BDAkDLM9eah%2F96zl3GcWO%2BIU5AWSLi7ySbBP0rVs%3D&reserved=0>. MIT reports that 2017 saw the highest money investment to date in space startups, $50 million for Orbital Insight and $75 million for Rocket Lab. Here are 10 Space Startups<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.satellitetoday.com%2Finnovation%2F2018%2F01%2F09%2F10-space-startups-investors-loved-2017%2F&data=02%7C01%7C%7C4af4283ed9134d6d267208d58ea1c863%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636571747862331994&sdata=3HuluWobOozQSsLc6%2BzhSdUGbFwfpSKmhY3CvoQNjew%3D&reserved=0> that launched in 2017. And Rocket launch startup Rocket Lab<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Ftechcrunch.com%2F2018%2F03%2F14%2Frocket-labs-next-launch-vaults-it-into-full-commercial-operation%2F&data=02%7C01%7C%7C4af4283ed9134d6d267208d58ea1c863%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636571747862331994&sdata=EjMAnHEmmdnrTLhoWOqpVei2M9zfVSBi%2F5LMGapV%2BKI%3D&reserved=0> is moving from its initial testing phase into proper commercial operations with its next mission.

Read more<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.satellitetoday.com%2Finnovation%2F2018%2F01%2F09%2F10-space-startups-investors-loved-2017%2F&data=02%7C01%7C%7C4af4283ed9134d6d267208d58ea1c863%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636571747862331994&sdata=3HuluWobOozQSsLc6%2BzhSdUGbFwfpSKmhY3CvoQNjew%3D&reserved=0>

[Image]<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Ftelecomworld.itu.int%2Ftake-part-2018%2Fcall-for-speakers%2F&data=02%7C01%7C%7C4af4283ed9134d6d267208d58ea1c863%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636571747862331994&sdata=JzPHDFnSHsLYTnwrrh%2FCdhTATV1pIh6cZ9rqGJAF24U%3D&reserved=0>


Call for Speakers!

ITU Telecom World 2018 will take place in Durban, Republic of South Africa. The deadline for nominations for speakers is 31 March 2018. Submit a speaker today!




In case you missed it

Zimbabwe launches ICT policy: The government will promote use of ICTs through investments<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.xinhuanet.com%2Fenglish%2F2018-03%2F14%2Fc_137039241.htm&data=02%7C01%7C%7C4af4283ed9134d6d267208d58ea1c863%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636571747862331994&sdata=lv6iuLDJTQ7gjfLJTkILiSw%2FKGAyADD7bMPj%2BpIbEOM%3D&reserved=0> in backbone infrastructure, ICT education, research and development as well as ICT governance. The policy will support young innovators<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsoutherntimesafrica.com%2Fsite%2Fnews%2Fmnangagwa-prioritises-youth-in-ict&data=02%7C01%7C%7C4af4283ed9134d6d267208d58ea1c863%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636571747862331994&sdata=V5bLbPSTDfbOej7bOBembKv4OeY%2FqRndJEQ2Q2rUfz8%3D&reserved=0> to bring new innovations into all sectors of the economy.

Blockchain for rice farming: In Cambodia, a new project led by Oxfam and Amru Rice will use blockchain and smart contract technology to link local farmers and foreign buyers. The project, called BlocRice<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.khmertimeskh.com%2F50113478%2Fblockchain-tech-to-link-up-local-farmers-and-foreign-buyers%2F&data=02%7C01%7C%7C4af4283ed9134d6d267208d58ea1c863%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636571747862331994&sdata=QNGp6K0kodcCh%2BnJpREpm8G2HHH5%2BDZIv0vAAJXZnB0%3D&reserved=0>, is powered by cutting-edge technologies and aims to improve farmers’ livelihoods.

Singapore aims to get the elderly online: Singapore’s newest telco, TPG Telecom, announced free SIMs and data plans for elderly citizens.<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.msn.com%2Fen-sg%2Fmoney%2Ftopstories%2Ftpg-telecom-breaks-year-long-silence-with-launch-plans-%25E2%2580%2598free%25E2%2580%2599-sim-for-s%25E2%2580%2599pore-seniors%2Far-BBKpxt0%3Fli%3DBBr8YXL&data=02%7C01%7C%7C4af4283ed9134d6d267208d58ea1c863%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636571747862331994&sdata=TmBtMRviqZC%2Bj0LoXweFwefuHEETO6SKrcw%2BcLl2mf4%3D&reserved=0> Earlier this month, Singapore libraries<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.channelnewsasia.com%2Fnews%2Fsingapore%2Fsingapore-libraries-have-a-new-remit-equip-seniors-with-digital-10016716&data=02%7C01%7C%7C4af4283ed9134d6d267208d58ea1c863%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636571747862331994&sdata=8nXB8v%2BO51%2BCNl7bN44i0%2F%2BM%2FzQh4HQtFVRib2OuLiw%3D&reserved=0> announced their plan to equip 300,000 people, mostly seniors, with digital skills. These projects help support the government’s ‘Smart Nation’ initiative.<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.smartnation.sg%2F&data=02%7C01%7C%7C4af4283ed9134d6d267208d58ea1c863%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636571747862331994&sdata=WTstrq8CIb9%2BjK%2BbS8Yb18sld%2B1MH%2BeRK2M9IMAKJBg%3D&reserved=0>

Machine learning translation: Microsoft announced an AI breakthrough<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fitbrief.co.nz%2Fstory%2Fmicrosoft-reaches-historic-ai-milestone-chinese-english-language-translation%2F&data=02%7C01%7C%7C4af4283ed9134d6d267208d58ea1c863%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636571747862331994&sdata=XtaO3%2FmZZ3jkMgTwMo4LqaAQySbA0Er1YCmrql3H%2BKs%3D&reserved=0> last week, as their Chinese-to-English machine translation<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Ftechcrunch.com%2F2018%2F03%2F14%2Fmicrosoft-announces-breakthrough-in-chinese-to-english-machine-translation%2F&data=02%7C01%7C%7C4af4283ed9134d6d267208d58ea1c863%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636571747862331994&sdata=tIqLL77Mf5QmgqG5XHEFcjSD0uZd5KK3QEJMwfGvI9I%3D&reserved=0> is capable of translating general news articles from Chinese to English with the same accuracy as a person. Meanwhile, Google Translate<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Finvestingnews.com%2Fdaily%2Ftech-investing%2Fdata-investing%2Fgoogle-neural-machine-translation-enhancing-market-globalization%2F&data=02%7C01%7C%7C4af4283ed9134d6d267208d58ea1c863%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636571747862488246&sdata=HeNlidagYYJ7mTOyGWqaPb7%2FeY%2B0pI2tVJTDMsmctHU%3D&reserved=0> continues to improve their machine translation offering with neural networking.




Insights

Skills for the future: According to Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnbc.com%2F2018%2F03%2F12%2Fbill-gates-these-skills-will-help-you-most-in-the-future-job-market.html&data=02%7C01%7C%7C4af4283ed9134d6d267208d58ea1c863%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636571747862488246&sdata=rRY121ZuE6nYyZDN%2BToee7fw0DMdWChwf4rbbLoTklU%3D&reserved=0>, these skills will give you the most opportunity in the job markets of the future. You don’t have to be an expert “writing code,” he said, but “basic knowledge of the sciences, math skills [and] economics” will help you out tremendously.

Mobile Cash Transfers: Fighting poverty with direct cash payments is more common now than ever before. Josh Martin and Laura Rawlings<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fnextbillion.net%2Fincorporating-behavioral-science-cash-transfer-programs-changing-lives%2F&data=02%7C01%7C%7C4af4283ed9134d6d267208d58ea1c863%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636571747862488246&sdata=NAfXOqLXGTrKqoEPP%2Bc7IaV5dkEbVWjOaWJIbhhv2I0%3D&reserved=0> explain how incorporating behavioral science into Cash Transfer programs is changing lives.

[Image]<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.itu.int%2Fen%2Fitunews%2FPages%2Fdefault.aspx&data=02%7C01%7C%7C4af4283ed9134d6d267208d58ea1c863%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636571747862488246&sdata=6jf6I6Ns%2FtE%2FK1aNbpKDuDm%2FWLdBjUVdFW1egdbLLlg%3D&reserved=0>

Latest ITU News Magazine

New trends in infrastructure sharing, key policy views from regulators in various markets and private sector insights, including the rise of tower companies (towercos) as a key player.




Keep up to date with ITU

World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2018.<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.itu.int%2Fnet4%2Fwsis%2Fforum%2F2018%2F&data=02%7C01%7C%7C4af4283ed9134d6d267208d58ea1c863%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636571747862488246&sdata=eTR1eYm%2FVq3EgZc9MXenvWFmtIKSZmSSSmkBT%2BAp0hU%3D&reserved=0> Geneva, Switzerland. 19-23 March 2018.

Mobile Learning Week.<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fen.unesco.org%2Fmlw%2F2018&data=02%7C01%7C%7C4af4283ed9134d6d267208d58ea1c863%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636571747862488246&sdata=UJazM%2Fa0GVkeR%2BHhrv1%2Fls%2BDCKWZJuwqiqZJhGWZsQw%3D&reserved=0> Paris, France. 26-30 March 2018.

International Girls in ICT Day.<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.itu.int%2Fen%2FITU-D%2FDigital-Inclusion%2FWomen-and-Girls%2FGirls-in-ICT-Portal%2FPages%2FPortal.aspx&data=02%7C01%7C%7C4af4283ed9134d6d267208d58ea1c863%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636571747862488246&sdata=zHWbxnFUZaZjiFfpE%2BCjVArb4AQWI%2FxIDVr9eXN690w%3D&reserved=0> Worldwide. 26 April 2018.

AI for Good Global Summit.<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.itu.int%2Fen%2FITU-T%2FAI%2F2018%2FPages%2Fdefault.aspx&data=02%7C01%7C%7C4af4283ed9134d6d267208d58ea1c863%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636571747862488246&sdata=ytqRHs9YS3zbV4qX1GJ%2BJhnO4Ed2Mw3sxaJ6M4XUEX4%3D&reserved=0> Geneva, Switzerland. 15-17 May 2018.



[Image]<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fnews.itu.int%2F&data=02%7C01%7C%7C4af4283ed9134d6d267208d58ea1c863%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636571747862488246&sdata=xXWpbGqM%2FTnqG1hJ%2BsqCiU94lhN7VVp89sYowL7%2FXsc%3D&reserved=0>

[Facebook]<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FITU%2F&data=02%7C01%7C%7C4af4283ed9134d6d267208d58ea1c863%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636571747862488246&sdata=gFOhRXvZ78ZhFs9aOHRzdaNjuWvO%2FwsOZt3N2tGW%2F80%3D&reserved=0>


[LinkedIn]<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.linkedin.com%2Fcompany%2Finternational-telecommunication-union%2F&data=02%7C01%7C%7C4af4283ed9134d6d267208d58ea1c863%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636571747862488246&sdata=p%2FmF%2FolfGv5TYNXpUKvQVaR23pTr7R5KxcnTaUa4sUQ%3D&reserved=0>


[Twitter]<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2FITU%3Fref_src%3Dtwsrc%255Egoogle%257Ctwcamp%255Eserp%257Ctwgr%255Eauthor&data=02%7C01%7C%7C4af4283ed9134d6d267208d58ea1c863%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636571747862488246&sdata=q33aSSDF1PxYX7iKwBazLQVxoI2tnD8Q9FLMeNJTJWc%3D&reserved=0>


[YouTube]<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fchannel%2FUCQdZWRxu7uCjkCay0OCnvWw&data=02%7C01%7C%7C4af4283ed9134d6d267208d58ea1c863%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636571747862488246&sdata=q5ZhxUWCd6yTomtP52BxyGovOFI9V8j2f0pbXV3YqfI%3D&reserved=0>


[E-Mail]<mailto:ITUNews at itu.int>


[More stories]<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fnews.itu.int%2F&data=02%7C01%7C%7C4af4283ed9134d6d267208d58ea1c863%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636571747862488246&sdata=xXWpbGqM%2FTnqG1hJ%2BsqCiU94lhN7VVp89sYowL7%2FXsc%3D&reserved=0>






Know someone who would like this newsletter? Send them to news.itu.int/subscribe<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fnews.itu.int%2FCNQHY&data=02%7C01%7C%7C4af4283ed9134d6d267208d58ea1c863%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636571747862644497&sdata=wCNUu0sJJ7Di27AXnRbDtK0PYSiRKs89TR8dMkVfrGQ%3D&reserved=0>



Please do not reply to this email.


ITU News brings you the latest tech trends impacting industry, policy, and economic development, especially in emerging markets. We are committed to keeping your e-mail address confidential. We do not sell, rent, or lease our subscription lists to third parties, and we will not provide your personal information to any third party individual, government agency, or company at any time unless compelled to do so by law. We will use your e-mail address solely to provide timely ITU News Updates. ITU will maintain the information you send via e-mail in accordance with applicable law. Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us by reading the unsubscribe instructions located at the bottom of any e-mail they receive from us at anytime. Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter or promotional materials may opt-out of receiving these communications by clicking on the unsubscribe link in this e-mail.

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://mm.icann.org/pipermail/ccwg-internet-governance/attachments/20180320/36256f2c/attachment-0001.html>


More information about the ccwg-internet-governance mailing list