Halfway and Hopeful: Digital Inclusion and the 2030 Development Goals
Halfway to the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, the UNDP’s 2022 Annual Report frames the global climate as “hard to hope.” For people experiencing poverty, gender discrimination, and disability, widening gaps threaten their ability to make real progress. Digital inclusion strategies have the opportunity to unlock the potential of 2.7 billion people affected by the digital divide and make real change for these populations. By pursuing digital equity, the world has the opportunity to provide access, power, and systemic change for and with the people that could most benefit. On 21 June 2023, join the Aspen Institute and HP’s Digital Equity Accelerator for a conversation exploring: Why digitalization is a necessary public good and can accelerate progress for key populations such as women and girls, migrants, and youth What progress has been made – and what must be done – to increase the momentum of digital inclusion around the world How targeted, intersectional approaches can accelerate progress on multiple goals simultaneously.
Time: 9:00 AM ET
Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2023