Digital Transformation and Technology Division
Technologies can help make our world a fairer, more peaceful, and more just world. Digital breakthroughs can support and accelerate each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals from ending extreme poverty to reducing maternal and infant mortality, promoting sustainable agriculture and decent work opportunities, and achieving literacy for all. But technologies can also threaten privacy, diminish security and exacerbate inequality, and have implications for human rights and the effectiveness of their role. So, we, unions, civil organizations, governments, companies, and individuals, just like previous generations, have to choose how we benefit from new technologies and manage them.
- The Union aims to help build the digital world and reach a local, regional and continental society that deals digitally in all aspects of life, improving the quality of life of the citizens by providing better livelihood and multiple electronic services through all digital and non-digital outlets.
- Providing advice to countries to transform governments into digitally interconnected entities by linking government digital systems and improving work within the state’s administrative apparatus, as well as advising various organizations and the private sector to operate efficiently and effectively.
- Empowering countries with e-governments and promoting the values of transparency, accountability, and oversight for all businesses through interaction and participation among the various elements of society, including universities, the private sector, civil society, and others.
- Highlighting the importance of technology in economic and educational development, as well as online education and investing in e-learning for a more developed economy. Also, being trained on how to use technology and eliminating digital illiteracy.
- This sector highlights the union’s role to build a strong digital infrastructure for the economy, in order to eliminate digital illiteracy as a first step of the digital transformation in Africa and Asia. Moreover, benefiting from technologically advanced countries through information exchange in conferences.