Lecture | Digital Technologies, International Development and the UN

Event
  • DATE / TIME:
    2018•11•26    15:00 - 16:30
    Location:
    Macau

    Smart Cities, the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain are some examples of the latest technological innovations that influence and affect our daily lives. Little is known about the potential that they have, to enhance the lives of the people including the poorest and most marginalized.

    Professor Tim Unwin, UNESCO Chair in ICT4D and a member of United Nations University Institute in Macau International Advisory Board, is a world-renowned researcher on the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for international development. He will share his knowledge and the latest insights on how digital technologies can have a powerful and positive impact on human well-being and sustainable development.

    UNU Institute in Macau team members will also share information about the UN, UNU Institute in Macau projects and how academic community can be involved in the work of the UN.

    This is the first session in the Information and Lecture Series organized by the UNU Institute in Macau. UNU Institute in Macau recently joined the City University of Macau community due to temporary relocation from their main office at Casa Silva Mendes in Guia Hill, which is currently undergoing a major renovation.

    Programme

    Opening Remarks
    Jingbo Huang, Assistant Director, UNU Institute in Macau

    Introduction about the United Nations (UN)
    Geneva Damayanti, 
    Communications Officer, UNU Institute in Macau

    Introduction about United Nations University Institute in Macau
    Mamello Thinyane, Principal Research Fellow, UNU Institute in Macau

    Distinguished Lecture on “Digital Technologies and International Development
    Professor Tim Unwin
    Chairholder, UNESCO Chair in ICT4D
    Emeritus Professor of Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London
    Honorary Professor, Lanzhou University, China