International Chamber of Commerce conducted BASIS multistakeholder workshop to share strategies for boosting digital skills worldwide
During the last week of March 2018, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Basis Action Support to the Information Society (BASIS) initiative gathered a group of participants from different sectors to participate in a workshop addressing challenges and opportunities faced when providing connectivity to individuals and empowering communities with digital skills.
The workshop, called “Connecting communities by building digital skills – a way towards the SDGs” was held during the 2018 World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum in Geneva. At the event, participants from the Government of Benin, International Labour Organization, Microsoft and GSMA shared success stories of successful project that they have implemented for improving digital skills through public-private partnerships.
According to Elizabeth Thomas-Raynaud, Project Director of ICC BASIS, “ICC BASIS believes the participation of all relevant stakeholders is integral to identify best practices and appropriate policies to develop a broader digital literacy culture. Through interactive dialogue and knowledge sharing, the skills gap can be understood and the opportunities it presents harnessed.”