ITU’s Global ICT Capacity Building Symposium (CBS-2016) is taking place in Nairobi, Kenya from starting today 6th to 8th September 2016. The Symposium is being organised by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and hosted by the Communications Authority of Kenya.
The information technology revolution is transforming our lives at an unprecedented pace. Embracing capacity building opportunities in the digital era can make a major contribution to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
CBS-2016 is the first global event focusing on new skill requirements in the digital era following the adoption by the world leaders of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Thought leaders from all over the world will provide insights on how education and training in the field of ICTs will contribute towards achieving the SDGs across all sectors.
Efforts to meet the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) come at a time of major digital technology transformation that will impact the way people live and societies operate. Emerging technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and advent of smart cities and smart societies, as well as the growth of big data, require different sets of knowledge and skills across all sections of society.
Governments, industry, universities and other higher education institutions need to invest in, and develop a range of ICT skills, which will not only enable increased participation in the economy, but will ensure the creation of digital citizens for a digital society.
ITU’s Global ICT Capacity Building Symposium will explore a number of topics, including:
New skills requirements in a changing world – investing in tomorrow’s workforce
Innovative tools for education and learning
New digital learning methodologies, including online learning, social media tools and massive open online courses (MOOCs)
The central role of academia in building skills in the digital era.
Visit the Event’s website http://www.itu.int/en/itu-d/capacity-building/pages/cbs-2016.aspx