The Covid-19 pandemic has rapidly accelerated digital adoption for health and education across the world, however, the rate of uptake has varied exponentially between countries and communities. Many low-income communities across the world have been put at increased risk of a deepening digital divide which further impedes access to health, education and economic growth.
While there are a host of infrastructural gaps that impede the enabling ecosystem that supports digital adoption, there has been broad recognition that investments in digital literacy are a prerequisite for closing the digital divide. Are we working as closely as we could across sector and function to address this? What should we be doing differently? This multi-sectoral panel, which cuts across education, health, performing arts, academia and entrepreneurship will discuss innovative and collaborative approaches that have and have not yet been harnessed to drive meaningful and measurable digital transformation for low-income communities across the globe.