More than two-thirds of the world’s children still don’t have access to the Internet. Without access to the Internet, children’s prospects for a better future are limited.
The purpose of this case study is to illustrate how proceeds from spectrum auctions have the potential to produce meaningful socioeconomic impact.
UNICEF is requesting information from satellite communication companies to accelerate internet provision for the most challenging remote schools
Giga, a joint initiative between UNICEF and ITU to connect all of the world’s schools to the internet by 2030, has partnered with the Ethereum Foundation and the Government of Rwanda to use staking to finance connectivity.
The purpose of this case study is to examine the potential for schools to serve as hubs for connectivity. Schools are anchors for community interaction; they serve not only as a place where learners can connect with each other and with teachers, but also as a destination where people meet and engage in social activity.
The Village of Zardaly sits high up in the most mountainous region of Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia. Every winter, the 200 inhabitants of Zardaly are cut off from the rest of the world when heavy snow covers the single trail into the village, leaving them entirely isolated.
Government of Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona and UNICEF and ITU working to establish Giga Technology Centre in Barcelona
The Government of Spain, the Catalonia Regional Government, and the City of Barcelona in collaboration with UNICEF and ITU are meeting this week to further develop plans for the establishment a Giga Technology Centre in Barcelona.
Orateng Mothowamadi is a 15-year-old student at Tshwaragano Junior Secondary School in Maun and among 370,000 students who have benefitted from a connect the school initiative driven by the Government of Botswana in collaboration with UNICEF and Giga.
Giga seeks a robust and flexible tool that produces cost estimates for global school connectivity projects.
Giga and the Government of Uzbekistan are looking for local Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to implement an innovative, sustainable and scalable model in which schools act as ‘connectivity hubs’ and redistribute internet access to local communities within a 5-kilometer radius.
Today we are celebrating the International Day of Girls in ICTs, an annual event to help girls access the digital tools they need to thrive in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers. This year’s theme of ‘Access and Safety’ is closely linked to Giga’s mission to give every child the chance to access the Internet and digital environment in a safe way.