Digital Inclusion Week for the Arab States to highlight the link between digital inclusion and wellbeing

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The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) are organizing the fourth annual Regional Digital Inclusion Week for the Arab States from 22 to 28 September 2019, under the theme “Health, Education and Big Data for Enhancing Wellbeing.”

The 2019 edition will focus particularly on the link between digital inclusion and wellbeing, highlighting how ICTs can be used to combat non-communicable diseases (NCDs), especially in remote or underserved areas. Activities such as Tech Talks, seminars, family runs/walks and hackathons are taking place across the Arab States region, in Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, the State of Palestine, Sudan and Tunisia.

By sharing case studies and experiences, identifying best practices and supporting public awareness, the Week seeks to contribute to positive change, the adoption and development of more effective policies that can contribute to thriving inclusive societies. The Week will coincide with the annual celebration of UNESCO’s International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) on 28 September.

For more information on Digital Inclusion Week, visit: Follow the week’s activities on social media using #Digitalinclusionweek and #AccessToInfoDay.

Source: ITU