The 1 World Connected Newsletter

A periodic newsletter with news, case studies, podcasts and blogs from the 1 World Connected team, released every Wednesday until the end of 2020

What’s New(s)

1 World Connected released its Digital Skills Policy Brief, synthesizing lessons from across 44 digital skills case studies developed since 2016.

Read the Brief!

Our new website also features all our case studies, blogs, events and more!

Featured Podcast

Zaya Learning Labs’ Chief Technology Officer Harmik Singh spoke with Professor Christopher Yoo of 1 World Connected about Zaya’s learning solutions for education in low-resource contexts.

Listen to the Podcast!

And while you’re there, subscribe to our SoundCloud!

Featured Case Study

Featured Blog: Africa ICT Right

Africa ICT Right (AIR) is an NGO that centers ICT in its pursuit of improving education, public health, gender equality, and social mobility in Ghana, with ambitions to expand into other African countries. Its five major programs link to policy goals set at the national and international level. In 2019, Digital Villages in Battor and Savelugu served over 3,000 people. These ICT Learning Centers hosted training courses for 268 children whose schools lack ICT education but are beholden to administering ICT exams.12 teachers received training as well as 494 people looking to sharpen technology skills to build their employability. Digital Villages also hosted sessions for its most successful program, Girls in Tech. In 2019, 2.575 girls received afterschool STEM education at the two centers, learning coding, programming, engineering and robotics.

Upcoming Events

The 1 World Connected team will participate in the virtual Internet Governance Forum 2020.

Dynamic Coalition on Innovative Approaches to Connecting the Unconnected: Thursday, 5 November, 2020 - 11:00 to 12:30 UTC

Access Challenges among Rural Communities & Local Solutions: Monday, 9 November, 2020 - 17:20 to 18:50 UTC

ICTs, SDGs, and Existing Data Gaps for Measuring Progress: Wednesday, 11 November, 2020 - 09:40 to 11:10 UTC