Maximizing the social and economic value of data by encouraging investment in data infrastructure and services, strengthening data governance, and development of integrated data management infrastructure, platforms, and analytical capabilities.
Promoting universal access to inclusive, affordable, safe, and resilient connectivity and usage through effective telecommunications policy and regulation, stimulating broadband infrastructure investment, and boosting digital literacy and access to internet-connected devices.
Building upon our primary business lines, we support our partners to accelerate the deployment of digital technologies and utilization of data to drive innovation, increase operational efficiency, and develop more accessible, user-friendly, and productive digital products, services, and other use cases.
Building and strengthening trust in usage of digital platforms and services among people, governments, and businesses by strengthening data privacy protections, raising cyber awareness, and building capacity to protect critical infrastructure and systems from cyber threats.
Reducing the environmental footprint and strengthening the climate resilience of digital infrastructure and systems, and deployment of digital technologies, business models and data to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and support climate resilience and across key sectors.
Boosting economic growth and creating jobs by encouraging investment in ICT and ICT enabled services industries and facilitating industry-academia partnerships to develop digital skills and job placement programs tailored to market demand.
Greater data flows facilitated by the proliferation of broadband connectivity can serve as a driver for economic recovery and long-term growth of the private sector, modernization of public service delivery, and enhanced transparency in MENA.
How much data is needed to support online activities, and is it affordable for low-income groups in developing countries?
In a world where data are becoming an integral part of our lives, data governance has become essential to support the production, use and reuse of data in a safe, ethical, and secure manner.
How have networks across Africa facing significant spikes in internet traffic during the global pandemic held up?
For developing countries, the COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the need to prioritize building cybersecurity capacity within the health sector and represents a rare opportunity to establish cybersecurity more broadly as a core element of the 21st Century’s development agenda.
How are countries at different stages of digital maturity and economic development approaching national AI strategy, and what policy tools and instruments are they using?
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