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The eWorldwide Group will be Organizing a Thematic Workshop “Global and Local Women Technopreneurs; Journey to Success” at WSIS Forum, Geneva, Switzerland on 19th March 2018 at 13.15 – 14.00

Over the past two decades, there has been great debate amongst development practitioners, policy makers, development agencies and civil society for th ...

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Dr. Salma Abbasi will be Participant at World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), 19th March 2018

Dr. Salma Abbasi, Chairperson and CEO, eWWG will be participating as a Panelist at the workshop "Women in STEM as a business case for a better society ...

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The eWorldwide Group will be Organizing a Thematic Workshop “Practical Applications of ICTs Supporting Inclusion and Access to Information and Services, livelihoods for People with Disabilities” at WSIS Forum, Geneva, Switzerland on 23rd March 2018 at 11.00 am to 12.45 pm

Information Communication Technology (ICT) can play a tremendous role to provide access, information and inclusion of people with all types of disabil ...

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The Chairperson and CEO, eWWG present ICT Policy Statement at the world summit on the Information Society + 10 (WSIS+10) at Centre International Conference Geneva (CICG), ITU Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland, June 2014

Policy Statement: Dr. Salma Abbasi, Chairperson and CEO, eWorldwide Group Reflecting on the challenges and outcomes from WSIS, there is no doubt in my mind that it is essential to have comprehensive, inclusive, cross-cutting and integrated policies that reflect reality to ensure holistic sustainable development. However, my experience sadly demonstrates that many development policies remain in the ‘theoretical space’ and are often disconnected from the ground reality and practical social cultural constraints that impact the most vulnerable groups in society namely; the children, the women, the people with special needs and the elderly. Thus, the desired outcomes and impact of policies are greatly hindered and missed. I would therefore like to recommend that for WSIS +10 we pay greater attention to ensure that policies are practical, inclusive, implementable and most importantly measureable. Furthermore, greater consideration needs to be given for consultation and engagement to occur within and across all groups of society during the policy formulation process. I also believe that it is critical to develop more comprehensive policy implementation frameworks in the local national context. In addition, measureable holistic impact indicators at the social level need to be developed and more importantly reported on a regular basis. This will help encourage Countries to begin monitoring the impact aspects of their policies across the most vulnerable groups of society post implementation. Lastly, we must remember to keep in mind that policies need to be ‘fluid and dynamic’ to adapt to the ever changing environment of the digital society.