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Origins and Beyond: August 2020 | The Digital Divide

Our next event is focussing on the Digital Divide.15th June 2020, 7pm – 8:45 (UK TIME)

By way of context, the Digital Divide is defined as the gulf between those who have ready access to computer and the internet, and those who do not. To this end I will be exploring community IT provisions in slums in Lagos State in our next event.

Among other challenges with the current pandemic, perhaps the biggest concern in the developing world has been the gap in technology. While the West is now focused on cloud solutions and cyber security, the developing world is only scratching the surface in Information and Communications Technology.

For instance, schools and universities have really struggled to make the transition to digital teaching and learning in Nigeria for a plethora of reasons. Those that are geared up for delivery are often faced with learners who: do not own a device; lack a safe space to study; are experiencing poor internet connectivity, lack electricity or alternatives to power their devices.

Overview:

  1. Talk: Origins and Beyond: the Digital Divide by Clement Akran, BA Theology, Media & Communications, MBA Ethics & Sustainability (30minutes)
    An overview of the digital divide
    Explore some of the reasons why it exists
  1. Vlog from 3 community ICT settings in Lagos (15mins)
  2. Panel Discussion and questions from the audience (30minutes)

  • Where do we go from here: Alignment, disruption or what?
  1. Synopsis, closing remarks and update on future events (5minutes)

Schedule:

  • Welcome and Talk
  • Q & A with Panel of Experts

  • Vlog from 3 community IT settings in slums in Lagos (TBC)

  • Closing remarks, and future events

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    By Clement Akran

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