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West African youth to benefit from world-class ICT training at Togolese centre

Young people across West Africa will have the opportunity to boost their career prospects through the study of information and communication technologies (ICTs) thanks to a new training institute set up through a partnership between the United Nations, a Togolese telecoms centre and Cisco Systems.

UN partners with academia to explore how technology can help in disaster response

The United Nations and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative are launching a new research project aiming to enhance information-sharing between large aid organizations and grassroots technology groups during humanitarian emergencies, it was announced today.

British and Venezuelan information technology experts scoop UN prize

The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will present British and Venezuelan projects with $25,000 prizes for work they have done to combine information and communications technology (ICT) with education.

Asia-Pacific States agree to set up regional broadband connectivity framework – UN

In an effort to harness the rapid developments in mobile telecommunications services to enhance broadband access, countries in Asia and the Pacific agreed today at a United Nations-backed meeting to set up a framework for regional connectivity.