Akaliza Keza Ntwari, a young ICT advocate and an entrepreneur in Rwanda has made her way to the UN panel on digital Cooperation. It was announced on Thursday by General secretary António Guterres of United Nations.
The panel also featured a Kenyan digital Equality Advocacy Manager Nanjira Sambuli. Representing 20 members across a section of expertise in the World Wide Web consisting of the technical community, academia, civil society, government and private sectors.
By cutting across the international boundaries, digital technologies have made a very significant role in the realization and contribution of sustainable development goals. The dangers posed by social and economic potential are as well mitigated by the cooperations across the borders and domains.
In changing the face of technology in the country, Akaliza has tried her best to make significant strides, becoming the best young Rwandan woman out of the few who can make technological changes in the country.
She engaged in active girl promotion in the country and the Rwandan government recognized her efforts, awarding her, as well as the International Telecommunication Union.
Prior to her appointment, Ms. Akaliza has been described as “one of the few young Rwandan women who has made significant strides in changing the face of technology in the country” and is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community.
The UN secretary general appointed Ms. Melinda Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Executive Chairman of Alibaba group, Mr. Jack Ma. They together have been appointed as Chairs of the Panel. In order to ensure a safe and inclusive digital future, as the panel, they were tasked in contribution to a broader public debate on the importance of cooperative and interdisciplinary in an account of human-relevant right norms.
The panel had to make proposals to strengthen digital space in international cooperation in order to identify policy, research and information gaps.
What matters is how the world uses the Technology, as it is a very powerful tool, making it either good or bad. Given equal rights in accessing digital technology, all people, including the poor can enforce themselves in raising their family status, even having their rights heard in the community and what it pertains to hold their future. This is what Melinda Gates suggested.
In within 9 months, the Panel is supposed to have submitted its final report to the Secretary-General, as it will be holding its first in-person meeting in late September 2018.
In September, the Panel will be carrying out its duties in public consultations, holding at least 2 public events and an open process in inviting global inputs, not excluding online engagement activities. Based in New York and Geneva, a small secretariat will be supporting it, funded by donor resources.
Soon in future times, will be having a digitized industry, bringing a tremendous impact to aspects of our life. It will be helpful to those in access of it, stepping up economic growth, improved quality of life, and also improving entrepreneurialism. #Rewordit