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Building Bridges with Technology: The Role of…

Building Bridges with Technology: The Role of Enhanced Equitable Connectivity in Achieving the 2030 Agenda (STI Forum Side Event)
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This side event, sponsored by the governments of the Dominican Republic, Luxembourg, and Niger and the World Food Programme will discuss real world experiences in bridging the digital divide in the Dominican Republic and in Niger, highlighting (i) connectivity as a form of aid, (ii) technology in increasing the efficacy of aid delivery, and (iii) access to information as a human right.

Panelists will share their experiences establishing digital connectivity services in Niger, creating a more equitable world through universal connectivity and digital inclusion, in partnership with the World Food Programme-led Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC). From the Dominican Republic, panelists will discuss experiences using drone technology to increase efficiency and precision in humanitarian preparedness and response to natural disasters, highlight recent achievements from WFP and local partners and the future potential of this technology.