Digital Society Foundation, the team behind Connect the Blue Continent, is a proud member of the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI). The Alliance has released the latest edition of its annual Affordability Report, which examines the current affordability environment across 51 developing and emerging countries, and highlights the continued need for urgent …

Pacific Plan Review 2013We have made a submission to the Pacific Plan Review 2013 – a vital regional review taking place throughout 2013.

 

Our submission provides more information on our initiative to Connect the Blue Continent – and in particular our call for a master-plan to be developed for digital connectivity across the region.

It’s short and easy to read – see below.

Submission to the Pacific Plan Review 2013

For more information on the Pacific Plan Review 2013, see here.

Workshop with UN Youth Rep Dan Ryan

The team spent Wednesday afternoon sharing expertise, goals and donuts with Dan Ryan, Australia’s UN Youth Representative for 2012/13.

The team with Dan
Workshopping with UN rep Dan Ryan

We discussed alignment of Dan’s initiative to increase Pacific representation of youth at the UN with our focus on affordable broadband access to remote communities.

It was inspiring to see Dan’s enthusiasm for giving young people in the Pacific a voice and to see how our broadband access initiative could assist.

Among other things, we discussed the MyWorld2015 survey that the UN are running to establish development priorities beyond the Millennium Development Goals. This will be the biggest survey ever of global needs and it’s vital that remote communities in the Pacific have an opportunity to participate.

We discussed how broadband access assists all of the 16 UN themes and we have drafted a paper on this alignment – see here.

We look forward to working with Dan into the future – good luck with the rest of your term in the UN hot seat Dan !

Some useful links:

The MyWorld2015 survey http://www.myworld2015.org

Dan’s website http://www.unyouthrep.com/

Take a look at Dan in action at the UN here http://www.unyouthrep.com/blog/speech/

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