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IGF 2023 WS #165 Beyond universality: the meaningful connectivity imperative
WS 3 – Annex Hall 2 |
[NRIs] Overcoming barriers to bridge digital divides
WS 1 – Annex Hall 1 |Digital inclusion is of paramount importance in today's interconnected world. It refers to equitable access and meaningful participation in the digital ecosystem, ensuring that no one is left behind. The significance of digital inclusion lies in its potential to empower individuals and communities, enabling them to thrive in the digital age. Access to digital technologies and the Internet opens doors to a vast array of opportunities, including education, employment, healthcare, media and information, financial services, and civic engagement. Digital inclusion aims at bridging the digital divides, addressing disparities based on factors like socioeconomic status, geography, age, gender, and disabilities.
By fostering digital inclusion, societies can unlock the potential of their citizens, promoting social and economic development. It enhances educational outcomes, supports entrepreneurship, expands job prospects, improves healthcare delivery, and amplifies civic participation. Digital inclusion also nurtures digital literacy, multilingualism and skills, empowering individuals to navigate the digital landscape safely and responsibly.
In a rapidly evolving digital world, embracing digital inclusion is not just a matter of access, but also a matter of equity, social justice, and human rights and civil liberties. It paves the way to a more inclusive, equitable, and prosperous future for all.
Through the interactive exchange of inputs between national and regional IGF initiatives, this session will address several important policy questions from the digital inclusion point of view:
IGF 2023 WS #422 Exploring Blockchain's Potential for Responsible Digital ID
WS 3 – Annex Hall 2 |
IGF 2023 Open Forum #92 Achieving the SDGs through secure digital transformation
WS 8 – Room C-1 |
IGF 2023 Open Forum #45 The Virtual Worlds we want: Governance of the future web
WS 9 – Room C-2 |
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