Global Accessibility Awareness Day: How businesses are closing the disability digital divide

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum./ Author: Caroline Casey, Founder and Director, The Valuable 500 The importance of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) is unquestionable. People with disabilities are entitled to the same quality of digital experience that their non-disabled counterparts are privy to. In order […]

Why we can’t meet the SDGs without ending the digital divide

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Christopher Worman, Co-Founder, Chief Partnership and Strategy Officer, Connect Humanity On 1 January 2016, the world’s nations put forward a to-do list of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to create a fairer, healthier, more sustainable world by 2030. It […]

Are immersive experiences creating a new digital divide?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Natalie Lacey, Chief Research Officer, Ipsos The COVID-19 pandemic further exposed the global digital divide, underscoring that “billions of people remain without the universal human right of internet access.” Humanity is increasingly divided based on ability to access the […]

Bridging the digital divide between developing and developed nations

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dr. Muhammad Al Jasser, President and Group Chairman, Islamic Development Bank The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the transition to a digital economy, which holds the key to future growth and opportunities. It also affirmed that digital technologies play a […]

What is a satellite-connected smartphone – and how can it help bridge the digital divide?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Read, Senior Writer, Formative Content It’s a familiar and frustrating feeling: you need to make an urgent call or get online, but your smartphone has no bars. For some of us, connecting via satellite could soon be […]

To educate and empower women, we must close the digital divide

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Makhtar Diop, Managing Director, International Finance Corporation Women in the least developed countries are half as likely to be online as men, curtailing their chance to learn online and improve their lives. The digital divide hurts women and […]

How superfast internet will democratise computing and help close the digital divide

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Cristiano Amon, President and CEO-Elect, Qualcomm 5G will reliably connect everyone and everything to unlimited storage and processing power of the cloud, generating extraordinary efficiencies and unlocking innovation. Superfast internet will generate trillions in economic sales and support […]

We can’t tell if we’re closing the digital divide without more data

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alison Gillwald, Research ICT Africa and the University of Cape Town Much has been made of the digital underpinning of many of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals – gender equality, good health, quality education, industry innovation, and smart […]