Our ITU Telecom community's COVID-19 response
The unprecedented COVID-19 crisis has dramatically highlighted the importance of the digital technology in our businesses, societies and individual lives. We've been talking to our global community of ITU Telecom participants from events past and present to find out more on their response to the pandemic - and we're more impressed than ever with their creativity and innovative use of technology.
The Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development, an ICT not-for-profit in Nepal, have joined up with other technology, medical and development professionals to develop the COVID-19 Surveillance System – a health monitoring app to counter the pandemic.
The Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Agency highlights the country’s innovative digital response to COVID-19 crisis – including cashless payments, streamlined online learning, hospital robots to minimize human-to-human contact, and delivery of critical medicines and public health information by drones.
Bangladeshi digital solutions provider Elegant IT Limited explain how the COVID-19 crisis offers an opportunity to support women and differently-abled people through free online training courses, home office and freelancing opportunities – putting talents to work and mobilizing marginalized communities.
As the world battles against COVID 19, Purple Signs is working to secure the rights of the deaf in Africa to health, education, and information using low-cost, high-scale mobile phone technologies.