We make digital inclusion happen to improve the life of every single human, by providing free access to the internet and its information.
Access to information is crucial for participation, education, and health care. Worldwide, more than 800 million people don‘t have access to basic information.
The lack of access to basic information, i.e. the lack of digital inclusion, has real effects for everyone of us, even in the well-connected western world.
Despite some sort of connectivity, the privilege of access in some areas is that the access is not being used. This is the challenge that includes that access is not enough.
According to the report of the Alliance for Affordable Internet (Feb, 2017), the digital gender gap has increased globally from 11 % in 2013 to 12% in 2016. The gender gaps are more prominent in developing countries in comparison to developed countries.
To bridge the global South’s divide and avoid a deepening of inequality, developing-country governments and policymakers must strategically make shifts for their economies and their countries’ position in the global economy.
Free access to basic information for everyone.
Digital public goods are digital products, and the software, data and algorithms that drive them, that serve to educate us, help us thrive in our professional lives, enrich our cultural experiences, and ultimately do good for the benefit of humankind. Examples of these goods exist all around us in the areas of information, education, healthcare, finance, and more. Many also serve to further the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
Free access to internet and information are major conditions for digital inclusion, thus, development of digital society and accomplishing SDGs. Internet lite is proven technology and provides free access to text, pictures and local content, e.g. education or health videos on a local server. The business model supports the concept of a Social Solidarity Economy.