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  • Know an amazing woman or girl in tech who’s working for access, skills, or leadership? Why not shine the light on them and nominate them for an EqualsInTech Award!Equals is an initiative delivered by a committed partnership of ITU, UN Women, GSMA, ITC, and UN University joined by the Internet Society and over 20 corporate leaders, governments, non-profit organizations, communities, and individuals around the world working together to bridge the digital gender divide – by bringing women to tech, and tech to women.Worldwide, there are an estimated 200 million fewer...
    Date published 19 July 2017
  • On 29 June 2017, Internet Society President and CEO Kathy Brown spoke on a panel on "Society and the Human Element" at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) Shanghai event. These are her remarks as prepared.See also:Video of Kathy's remarks at MWC ShanghaiKathy's post: Let's Think Differently to Shape ‪TomorrowAn article in the MWC daily newsletter focused on Kathy's remarks: Mobile industry urged to drive forward digital inclusionGood morning Ladies and Gentleman, Let me start by applauding the GSMA for highlighting the importance of the Human Element. The Congress this week is...
    Date published 05 July 2017
  • Hoy hemos publicado un informe sobre los Pequeños Estados Insulares en Desarrollo (SIDS) porque sabemos que este informe puede aumentar las discusiones en el Foro de la CMSI en Ginebra y más allá!El Foro de la CMSI ofrece una excelente oportunidad para destacar cuestiones clave de desarrollo y acceso a medida que colegas y amigos se reúnen para discutir cómo la conectividad ayuda a superar las divisiones digitales, estimula la innovación, permite que el comercio, la salud, las familias permanezcan en estrecho contacto y la preservación del patrimonio y la cultura locales. A medida que las...
    Date published 15 June 2017
  • Today, we released a report on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) because we know that this report can augment discussions at the WSIS Forum in Geneva and beyond!  The WSIS Forum provides an excellent opportunity to highlight key development and access issues as colleagues and friends gather to discuss how connectivity helps to bridge digital divides, spurs innovation, enables trade, healthcare, families to stay in close contact with each other, and preservation of local heritage and culture.  As discussions in Geneva turn to “how to” achieve UN Sustainable Development Goal...
    Date published 15 June 2017
  • Given that within the coming years, another billion people are going come online along with billions more devices thanks to the Internet of things (IoT), we recognize that the community of Internet professionals and organizations cannot legitimately discuss access without addressing sustainability, especially as it relates to energy. Our support for ARMIX, an Internet exchange point (IXP) in Armenia, is testament to this, and reflective of our global development strategy. Around three years ago, ISOC donated 18 solar panels to ARMIX to help cut down on their energy bill and reduce their...
    Date published 09 June 2017