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Ideas: Apps4CommunityFruity Schools, Bora Boma,
TCOM UG internet class, Keframa, LFL, Nabu

TechSoup Digital Literacy

TSC Events in October - Example September


* Calendar of availability (Kyoto is 6 hours ahead of Uganda and 13 hours ahead of NJ)
* Points about digital inclusion for youth in rural communities in East Africa.
* Interest in digital inclusion for our projects in Yaoundé, Mukono, and Kisumu.
* Video or audio record youth in TCOM Uganda about their interest with digital inclusion.

* feedback survey 

For the IGF 2023 please provide us with the following:

  1. Your company logo - vector format

  2. About us -One company information document in PDF

  3. Website - link to your website

  4. Brochure - One brochure in PDF

  5. Video - Youtube/vimeo link

  6. Social network - Linkedin, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter link

  7. 1 on 1 meeting - here you can choose one of two options

    1. Create meeting link in the preferred video conferencing software (Zoom, Google meet, MS Teams…) and send us the link for the meeting. This is necessary only if you are goin to be present on the booths during the IGF 2023. This way anyone that comes to your booth will be able to talk to your representative live.

Second option is used if you are not going to be present on the booth all the time. You can provide us with the link to your calendar where visitors can schedule a meeting with your representative.

YTB Global, a leading youth empowerment organization, is proud to announce its participation in the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2023, which will focus on the theme of Digital Divide and Digital Inclusion for youth and communities in rural Uganda and Kenya. YTB Global will share its best practices and lessons learned from its innovative projects that aim to bridge the digital gap and foster digital literacy, skills and opportunities for young people and marginalized groups in these regions. YTB Global believes that access to the internet is a human right and a powerful tool for social and economic development, especially for those who are often left behind by the digital revolution. YTB Global hopes to inspire and collaborate with other stakeholders at the IGF 2023 to create a more inclusive, diverse and equitable digital world.

IGF 2023

The 18th annual meeting of the Internet Governance Forum will be hosted by the Government of Japan in Kyoto from 8 to 12 October 2023. The Forum's overarching theme is: The Internet We Want - Empowering All People.

Building on the results of the call for thematic issues the MAG decided that the 18th annual IGF programme will develop around the following sub-themes:

  • AI & Emerging Technologies 

  • Avoiding Internet Fragmentation    

  • Cybersecurity, Cybercrime & Online Safety

  • Data Governance & Trust

  • Digital Divides & Inclusion

  • Global Digital Governance & Cooperation

  • Human Rights & Freedoms

  • Sustainability & Environment

The digital divide is the gap between those who have access to digital technologies and the Internet and those who do not. Digital inclusion is the effort to address this gap and ensure that everyone can benefit from the opportunities and advantages of the digital world. Assistive and accessible technology can play a key role in digital inclusion, especially for people with disabilities, migrants, and low-income communities. Some of the current issues that people face with the digital divide and digital inclusion are:

- The lack of broadband infrastructure and affordable devices in rural areas and developing countries.
- The lack of digital skills and literacy among young learners, recent graduates, and senior citizens.
- The lack of motivation and awareness of the benefits of using digital technologies for education, health, and civic engagement.
- The lack of representation and participation of marginalized groups in the design and development of digital technologies.

Some of the successful strategies that are helping people in rural communities in Africa and refugees are:

- Providing mobile devices and solar-powered charging stations to enable Internet access in remote areas.
- Developing locally relevant content and applications that address the needs and interests of the users.
- Training teachers and community leaders to use digital technologies for teaching and learning.
- Creating online platforms and networks that connect refugees with mentors, peers, and resources.

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