Digital Inclusion, part of the series of events on “The Road to Addis” grand event which aims to build momentum towards the World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC), was held virtually today.
Her Excellency President Sahle-Work Zewde, in her opening remark, says “Digital Inclusion for the disadvantages is challenging especially in developing countries such as ours”
President Sahle-Work added, “it remains a sad reality that half of the planet remains unconnected and all countries should diligently work to Make Digital Technology Inclusive and Accessible.”
she said Ethiopia is committed to digital inclusion. The president added, “For realizing this effort national telecommunications regulator, Ethiopian Communications Authority, has been set up to oversee and drive them”
The session focuses on digital inclusion of women and girls, youth and elderly, persons with disabilities, children, and people living in remote areas to achieve true and meaningful universal connectivity.
Government officials, business leaders, executives of international organizations, and technologists participated in the “Road to Addis” digital inclusion session.
Preparations are underway for World Telecommunication Conference – 2021 which will be held in Addis Ababa, for the first time in Africa in November 2021.