The Better World Summit was held this week. The conferences saw speeches from multiple dignitaries, including Huawei’s Corporate Senior Vice President and Director of the Board Catherine Chen.
During her presentation, Chen noted that telecom regulators across many nations and industries must work together to address shared challenges that have come up as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.
The collaboration, according to Chen, should also see the creation of a more inclusive future for all.
The summit floor was also graced by speeches by representatives from the International Telecommunication Union Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R), Global System for Mobile Communications (GSMA), the European Competitive Telecommunications Association (ECTA), and the South African Department of Communications and Digital Technologies, to mention a few.
Furthermore, the presentations were viewed by thousands of people via an online platform, who also represented more than 80 countries.
It was also noted a better future for all required joint effort. For instance, it has since been revealed that the pandemic has exposed the deficiencies of ICTs because the digital infrastructure has not kept pace with technological advancements.
More than half of the world’s population does not have access to the internet. As economic development slows down across many countries, governments grow increasingly concerned about economic recovery strategies.
Multiple governments, including Kenya’s, have launched a variety of stimulus plans, and ICT features heavily in those plans.
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What Chen Said
We envision a more connected, intelligent, and innovative future. Above all else, we must ensure this is an inclusive, sustainable, and better future by all, for all.
To revive the economy, we need top-down designs, as well as bottom-up creativity and vitality. Supporting government policies coupled with active digital transformation across the industry will bring the benefits of digital technology to all industries, boost their efficiency, and restore growth.
Huawei is continuing with its flagship Seeds for the Future program. This program was launched in 2008 and is designed to develop local ICT talent. So far, this program has benefited more than 30,000 students from over 400 universities in 108 countries and regions.
Due to the pandemic, we are moving the program online and opening it up to more outstanding students than ever before. As more industries adopt digital technologies, they will drive the United Nation’s 2030 Strategic Development Goals, especially those related to climate.