DIGITAL DIVIDE AND DIGITAL LITERACY

More than 50% of the world population has no access to the internet

Ankhi Das

Facebook in India and South & Central Asia

Director of Public Policy

Dr. Eun-Ju Kim

International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

Chief, Innovation & Partnership Department, Telecommunication Development Bureau

Heather Johnson

Ericsson Group worldwide

Vice President for Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility

Kate Wilson

Digital Impact Alliance

CEO

Mei Lin Fung

Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Internet Initiative & Smart Village

Vice-chair for Internet Inclusion

Njideka Harry

Youth for Technology Foundation (YTF)

President and CEO

Omeed Mehrinfar

Plug And Play

Managing Partner

Reuben Steiger

PATTERNS

Managing Partner

Shireen Yacoub

Edraak

Chief Executive Officer

Sonia N. Jorge

Alliance for Affordable Internet

Executive Director

Scoring Criteria

Alignment:

The solution addresses the challenge that has been set forth.

Potential for Impact:

The planned implementation of the solution has the potential to impact lives. 

Scalability:

The solution can be grown and scaled to affect the lives of more people.


Innovative Approach:

This is a new technology, a new application of a technology, a new business model, or a new process for solving the challenge.


Feasibility:

It is feasible to implement the solution, and the team has a plan for the solution to sustain itself financially.

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