SIMULCAST: The Road to Addis – Connect2Include. Include2Connect RoadToAddis #ITUWTDC @ITU #Connect2Include

LivestreamOn Thursday March 18 2021 at 12:00-13:30 UTC the International telecommunications Union (ITU) held a webinar ‘The Road to Addis – Connect2Include. Include2Connect’ as part of the run up to the ITU World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC), to be held in Addis Ababa from 8-19 November 2021. This session of the Road to Addis Series will aim to address the specific needs for Digital Inclusion of women and girls, youth and elderly, persons with disabilities, children, indigenous people and people living in remote areas to achieve true and meaningful universal connectivity. Another milestone for WTDC, the Connect2Include session will provide all the necessary answers to ensure that no one is left out in this movement for bridging the digital divide and gender gap with the transformative powers of the Internet and ICTs.

The event was simulcast by ISOC.LIVE and included text captions and ISL interpretation.

Sahle-Work Zewde, ​President of Ethiopia

Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Director, ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau
Monica Duhem, CEO HearColors
George Anthony Giannoumis, Vice-rapporteur ITU-D SG & Associate Professor, Oslo Metropolitan University
Lissette Gonzalez, Telecomunicaciones Indigenas Comunitarias A.C., Mexico
​Claudia Gordon, Director of government & Compliance with T-Mobile Accessibility
​Michael Hodin, CEO, Global Coalition on Aging
​​​​Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General, Executive Director, UN Women
​​Joanne O’Riordan, Activist and Sports Journalist
​Emilce Portillo, CONATEL
​Emma Randall, Youth Eng​​agement, ITU
​​​Hans Vestberg, Chairman & CEO, Verizon Communications
​​​Roland White, Director, Global Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Microsoft UK
​​Judith M. Williams, Head of People Sustainability SVP, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, SAP SE
​Othman Naser Almoamar, Research Lead, Misk Foundation
David Kirkpatrick, Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Techonomy Media.


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