IGF 2020 Pre-Event #84 Digital future for everyone. How to effectively fight digital exclusion?

Monday, 2nd November, 2020 (16:40 UTC) - Monday, 2nd November, 2020 (17:25 UTC)
Room Poland I
About this Session

The Stanislaw Lem Institute


According to the International Telecommunications Union, almost 50% of the world's population does not have permanent access to the Internet. This problem does not only concern developing countries, but also developed ones. A large part of people are not fully aware of the technological changes taking place, and key technological issues such as artificial intelligence, 5G or the computer cloud are a mystery to them.

Without equal access to knowledge and appropriate qualifications for the whole society, we shall not succeed in building the society and economy of the future. During this debate, together with a wide range of experts, we want to consider what tools and cooperation mechanisms we should create to build a future accessible to all.

Session speakers:

  • Van Anh Dam, Member of the Board of Directors, Kids Code Fun
  • Paulina Naumenko, Diversity & Inclusion Deputy Lead, Deloitte DCE
  • Jess Gosling, Senior International Policy Advisor, Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (UK)

Moderation: Michal Sobczyk, Stanislaw Lem Future Poland Institute