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Webinar on Technology and Inclusion in Cities

Date: March 24, 2022

Location: Online; India


Cities across India and worldwide are undergoing a rapid and significant digital transformation. But today’s Smart Cities are not fully accessible. The result is a growing digital divide for persons with disabilities and older persons.

This 90-minute webinar, a collaboration of G3ict and India’s National Institute of Urban Affairs, will demonstrate how Smart Cities worldwide are uniquely positioned to use their considerable purchasing power, including of information and communications technologies (ICT), to advance the rights and digital inclusion of persons with disabilities and older persons.

G3ict, through its Smart Cities for All global initiative, is partnering with the World Economic Forum, Secretariat for the G20 Global Smart Cities Alliance, to help cities worldwide adopt technology procurement policies that support greater inclusion. The Microsoft Corporation is providing funding and expertise to support this global Inclusive Procurement Launchpad project.

Important information & resources:

- 'Buying and Using Accessible Technology' by James Thurston, Monica Duhem, and Subhash Chandra Vashishth

- Promoting Universal Accessibility and Inclusion in Indian Cities (BASIIC Programme at NIUA) by Utsav Chaudhary

- Technology and Inclusion in Cities by Rushi Ramachandrappa