Reflecting on our progress to deliver affordable access and meaningful connectivity for all
The UN Technology Bank for Least Developed Countries is now a member of A4AI.
This high-level dialogue aimed to advance the discussions in expanding affordable broadband and meaningful connectivity via a Bangladesh broadband strategy and roadmap.
Covid-19 has shown the internet is not a luxury but a lifeline, and underscored why affordable, meaningful internet access must be a basic human right.
In Liberia, which has emerged from civil wars and the Ebola epidemic, the current crisis further risks exacerbating an already wide digital divide, with negative ramifications for the economy.
Inability to afford a basic smartphone device could mean being cut off from vital information and services.
A global digital gender divide is keeping hundreds of millions of women and girls from fully participating and contributing online. Research Manager for Gender and Digital Rights Chenai Chair shares insights from her research on digital gender inequality, including findings…
The Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI), the leading global advocate for affordable broadband access, has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.
The role of Bangladesh government, private sector, civil society, development partners, and regulatory commission in fostering and developing response plans to expand internet access and ensure there’s uninterrupted internet access during a pandemic and other calamities is critical.
Mobile devices, once seen as consumer luxuries, are today the essential first step to getting online. But for billions of people around the world, they remain too expensive.
We are delighted with the opportunity to join forces with ITU to help provide more affordable internet access to the world’s 3.6 billion unconnected.
This op-ed was written by Sonia Jorge, Executive Director of A4AI, and was originally published by Thomson Reuters Foundation. Without a smartphone, Darnella Frazier would not have captured the killing of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis. If not…