Infopoverty Programme - ICTs for Development
“Smart Cities Need to Eliminate the Slums: the New 3D Building Solutions” (SDGs 8-11)
During the second session of the XX IWC some prestigious institutional actors and experts, including Mr Ivan Shumkov, CEO of Build Academy, Mr. Makoto Okubo (Nippon Life Insurance Company, General Manager) and Dr Dodjevic from IDLO (International Law Organization) discussed about digital innovations which enable the development of a sustainable architecture in perfect coherence with SDG 8 "Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all" and SDG 11 "Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable", trying to define the paradigm of a new digital way of life.
“e-Learning and Telemedicine – Relaunch of the UN Millenium Village of Sambaina” (SDGs 3-4-6-7)
The ICT village of Sambaina was founded in 2006 by OCCAM, following the invitation of the Malgasy Republic, S.E. Marc Ravalomanana. The main purpose was to create a sat-hub and to provide adequate technologies and computers to assure digital services such as e-learning, tele-medicine, and food security assistance to the community.
In 2007 it was proclaimed UN Millennium Village by Jeffrey Sachs, director of the UN Millennium Project and Special Advisor of the Secretary General, Kofi Annan. In 2017, after the political crisis, OCCAM received an appeal for relaunching the project and in 2019, with the help of the ST Foundation and Telma Foundation, important results have been achieved. The ICT village model could be applied successfully in all the rural villages, accelerating their development thanks to the remote assistance and the job creation for youth and women. Furthermore, this third session was also focused on SDG 11 while considering SDG 3 "Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages", SDG 4 "Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all", SDG 6 "Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all" and SDG 7 "Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all". During this webinar, speakers such as Dr Hassan Ghazal (Founder and Director Moroccan Society for Telemedicine), Dr Aliye Celik (Chair of the Board, Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization) Mr. Francesco Sicurello (Director of Telemedicine centre) presented their contribution.
“Expanded cinema enriching new social cultures for gender equality”(SDG 4)
The ever-growing turmoil involving humanity as a whole is now revealing the deepest weaknesses of the system, at the same time highlighting how the digital revolution has created many possibilities for all. The new generations will be called to manage this evolving process, which has already started successfully in Cinema and Audio-Visual world. These forced experiments aimed at finding solutions that will be consolidated in a new digital anthropology. It will be up to all of us to evolve, abandoning obsolete decision-making systems and socio- political structures that can no longer guarantee the well-being of the people. The main focus of this webinar is to show how Cinema could encrich new social cultures, helping to achieve gender equality and some experts such as Ms Lola Poggi, secretary of CICT- IFCT, Dr Rizwad Ahmad, Director of Instructional Media Centre (MANUU), Vittorio Giacci (Italian film critic) and Ms. Jasmina Bojic (UNAFF Founder) participated in the conversation.