ICT experts tackle challenges of digital divide in Asia-Pacific region


People standing in the dark, on a cliff beside the ocean. The moonshine reveals the silhouettes of half a dozen men. They are reaching for the sky with their mobile phones, screens lit up in the night. This is the winning photograph of the World Press Photo contest 2014 by John Stanmeyer. It depicts the reality of millions of people today.

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the largest United Nations body serving the Asia-Pacific region, published its annual survey on issues facing the region on August 6.

The report emphasises decreasing the digital divide between countries to prevent building up of other types of inequality across geography, gender, age groups, as well as levels of income and education.”



Continue reading and find out more about the report and regional thoughts and progress.