The International Day of Education marks the second anniversary of the three-year partnership between IHS Towers and Giga the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) initiative to connect every school in the world to the internet and bridge the digital divide in education by 2030.
As part of its joint initiatives with ESA Φ-lab, UNICEF is appointing two researchers to work on a project that forms part of the UN Secretary-General’s Digital Cooperation Roadmap. The project maps current access to electricity and the Internet for schools around the world in support of an ambitious UNICEF target to provide connectivity for every child by 2030.
Giga’s 1,000 Patchwork Kingdoms shine a spotlight on digital inequality around the world. They have so far raised over US$700,000 to help get schools online. Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) offer a new way for people from beyond the ‘UN bubble’ to have a long-term, interactive relationship with a global initiative. The project is a test case …