Dear All,

In this edition, we will address some of the most pressing digital gaps. The gender divide is growing and there are missed opportunities that cannot be ignored. Leaving women out has a cost. Discover the insights from Africa and East Asia from the newly released IFC “Women and e-commerce” reports.

Also, get to know the second cohort of eTrade for Women Advocates, the UNCTAD initiative that leverages the acumen, credibility, networks and power of successful digital entrepreneurs for a more inclusive digital economy. Are they coming to your region? Check it out.

Read also the WSIS outcome documents and re-watch the WSIS Action Line Facilitators summaries. 250 sessions, 50’000 attendees, 185 countries. Main conclusions? Better connectivity and smarter use of ICTs for sustainable development.

UNCTAD also held 2 major events this month, to address the measurement gap on e-commerce and the digital economy and to better harness frontier technologies for sustainable development. Learn more in the dedicated session here below.

Lastly, learn how ITU and UNDP are working to close the knowledge gaps on digital capacity building and take a few minutes to discover the newly released report by ICAO on the critical needs to support digitalization and air cargo connectivity to sustain immediate population needs and pandemic response efforts worldwide.

Enjoy the reading & stay safe!

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