Digital is empowering communities across the world.
The African country pioneering digital fishing
These drones are revolutionising forest conservation
This technology is boosting literacy rates in India and beyond
3 ways India is bridging the gender divide in IT
Educating the innovators of tomorrow will keep technology on track
How to build a smart city transport system in four weeks
What’s the key to helping the world’s disadvantage youth?
How to encourage more women into the STEM workforce
How mobile phones are transforming the lives of poor farmers
How smart homes will keep our ageing populations independent for longer
Saving the one-horned rhino - one drone at a time
Digital is empowering communities across the world.Digital is already empowering communities across the world. Technology is helping women in rural areas of India and Africa learn to read and write. Drones are helping to save endangered animals and protect forests in Europe. Children are being encouraged to get healthy and active, and to become the next generation of innovators through the study of STEM subjects. Digital is leading the way to consistently improve peoples’ lives.
The African country pioneering digital fishingDigital is already empowering communities across the world. African’s fishermen are using an app on their phone to access real time information on both the price of fish being sold on the dock, and how much the dried fish she sells is going for in the markets. This makes it easier to get the best possible price for the fish, and sell more of it.
These drones are revolutionising forest conservationDigital is already empowering communities across the world. About 30% of the world is covered by forests, but that figure is falling at an alarming rate. Swathes half the size of England are lost every year. This rapid deforestation accounts for around 11% of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions. Cheap, easy to use and able to operate in even the most inaccessible areas quickly and quietly, drones are proving to be the ideal conservation tool.
This technology is boosting literacy rates in India and beyondDigital is already empowering communities across the world. According to UNESCO, about 17% of all adults are without a basic level of literacy – that’s 796 million people. This is a significant concern for a country with a booming population and a growing economy. Now, technology is helping to address the problem, delivering free education to those living in hard-to-reach areas, such as urban slums and rural villages.
3 ways India is bridging the gender divide in ITDigital is already empowering communities across the world. The IT sector has a reputation for being male-dominated, and unfortunately in most countries it’s a reputation that’s well-deserved. In India, though, women are making their mark in tech in ways that offer lessons for the rest of the world. The secret of India’s success can be found in the way its IT industry works alongside educational institutions to recruit female talent, as well as its proactive approach to retaining that talent.
Educating the innovators of tomorrow will keep technology on trackDigital is already empowering communities across the world. We are living in an increasingly digital world where cars drive themselves. But studies show future progress is being put at risk by a lack of IT skills among young people. Unless something is done soon, this could have long-term implications for countries trying to create high-growth, knowledge-based tech economies. The good news is that companies and governments are working together to tackle the issue.
How to build a smart city transport system in four weeksThe French city of Belfort achieved the rapid transformation by bringing together existing data to generate new information. The city got ‘smart’ via data analytics based on information already accessible to planners.
What’s the key to helping the world’s disadvantage youth?Teaching digital skills offers huge potential in the fight against poverty and inequality around the world.
How to encourage more women into the STEM workforceThe Million Women Mentors initiative aims to encourage one million people to mentor women and girls to increase their interest and confidence to succeed in STEM programs and careers.
How mobile phones are transforming the lives of poor farmersFarmers are using new technology to receive information on weather, soil, fertilizer and pesticides that is tailored specifically to their land.
How smart homes will keep our ageing populations independent for longerHomes fitted with a range of sensors to monitor movements are allowing ageing populations to remain in their homes for longer.
Saving the one-horned rhino - one drone at a timeDrones are being used in India's Kaziranga National Park - home to two thirds of the world’s one-horned rhinos - in the hope that patrolling the skies above the animals can significantly reduce poaching.