Experts call for increasing rural area digital connectivity to alleviate poverty

To close the digital divide and drive economic recovery during the pandemic, cross sectors collaboration are needed to lower the costs of rural area connectivity and improve digital literacy. This was the crux of the presentations by experts at the webinar on “Strategies for Addressing the Asia-Pacific Digital Divide – Increasing Connectivity to Drive Economic Recovery” organized by the Financial Times and Huawei on Thursday. The significant rift of digital access yet hinder wider shares of digital benefits, which in turn leads to slower recovery from pandemic. ICT leverages fundamental ways to drive economic rebound. Departing from different fields, speakers share views of building ecosystem cohesively including government, industry and thought-leaderships from third parties to drive digital inclusion.

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