date:

Monday, November 26th, 2018

time:

3PM - 4:30PM

location:
City University of MacauHG03, Ho Yin Convention CentreMacau SAR China

Digital Technologies, International Development and the UN

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 – Computing and Society (UNU-CS) 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-CS team members will also share information about the UN, UNU-CS 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-CS. UNU-CS 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.

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Programme

Opening Remarks
Jingbo Huang, Assistant Director, UNU-CS

Introduction about the United Nations (UN)
Geneva Damayanti, 
Communications Officer, UNU-CS

Introduction about United Nations University – Computing and Society (UNU-CS)
Mamello Thinyane, Principal Research Fellow, UNU-CS

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


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