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Youth Must Be Equal Partners In Digital Decision Making – ITU Youth Summit

By Juliet Morrison “50 percent of the present, but 100 percent of the future,” was the refrain at the first-ever Generation Connect Global Youth Summit. Held in Kigali, Rwanda, from June 2-4, the youth summit saw community activists, entrepreneurs, engineers, policymakers, and students from over 115 countries discuss the digital divide and youth engagement. Another 4,800 participants joined virtually from research centers, universities, and schools. The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the UN agency on information and communication technologies, organized the summit. It served as a build-up to the ITU’s World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC), held two days after the conference, from June 6–16. Participants at the

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Africa’s Largest Healthcare Event Gears Up For A Return To In-Person Business In 2022

With Africa’s economies and health systems beginning to recover from the devastating COVID-19 pandemic, the region’s focus must once again return to meeting the healthcare goals and standards set out in the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals. These include improving maternal care, reducing child mortality rates, and achieving continent-wide UHC coverage. Similarly, to achieve the SDG goals to which African nations have committed – especially Goal 3, which envisions UHC, good health and well-being across all ages by 2030 – Africa will have to prioritise the accessibility, quality and resilience of its healthcare systems going forward.  Despite bearing 25% of

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