IGF 2023 Day 0 Event #19 Hack the Digital Divides

Sunday, 8th October, 2023 (01:45 UTC) - Sunday, 8th October, 2023 (02:45 UTC)
Room K

Digital Divides & Inclusion
Digital, Media, and Information Literacy

WSA | Global. Digital. Purpose Driven
Peter A. Bruck and Nora Wolloch, WSA, Civil Society Organisation reaching 187 countries, Western Europe








Onsite Moderator

Moderator and Facilitator: Peter A. Bruck, WSA founder and chairperson

Online Moderator

Nora Wolloch, WSA Exec. Manager


Christian Bolorinos, WSA communications


4. Quality Education
5. Gender Equality
8. Decent Work and Economic Growth

Targets: This session will talk about digital divides in terms of - access to education from various regions - from Western countries and their use of tablets and tech in all schools to rural areas in emerging countries, with no access to Internet, technology or school books. - gender equality, having less women online, less female tech company founders - decent work and economic growth addressing digital divides in terms of jobs and economic growth in entrepreneurship


Interactive format: Fishbowl Session




Digital tools and technologies make societies smarter, more efficient, better connected and informed. However, there are many digital divides, in terms of access, gender, age or content. WSA is a global initiative and purpose-driven community founded in the UN WSIS framework, highlighting digital solutions narrowing these divides and supporting young digital entrepreneurs and digital content developers from 180 UN member states. The "Hack the Digital Divide" pre-session will be an interactive knowledge transfer session, specifically addressing young people, listening to their perspectives, but also sharing information from different regions about Digital Divides and sharing concrete examples how to narrow them.
Join this session to learn from young digital social entrepreneurs, awarded WSA winners and hear their perspectives. Use of sli.do