Advocating for Universal Connectivity for over Ten Years
Since its inception, the Broadband Commission has been dedicated to bringing the importance of broadband to the international policy agenda. With a legacy of over 150 Commissioners representing different sectors, regions and priorities, The Commission works together to define practical ways in which countries — at all stages of development — can achieve resilient and meaningful connectivity, in cooperation with the private sector.
How can connectivity affect change?
Connectivity is a crucial element for progress in all aspects of sustainable development. Each year, the Commission focuses in on select relevant global issues affected by access or lack of access to broadband. These topics are assessed through multistakeholder Working Groups discussion and research, and culminate in a series of policy recommendations for affecting change. Below is a snapshot of our current Working Groups.
21st Century Financing Models
Working to provide governments and policymakers with a set of policy recommendations for consideration to foster innovative funding, financing and investment strategies which can enable and empower existing and new business models to achieve the Commission’s targets for broadband connectivity and adoption.
Advising on challenges and opportunities related to digital learning including: equitable quality digital learning ecosystems, digital skills and competence framework for life and work, and ethics, governance, finance and anticipation. With the aim to engage stakeholders and share knowledge about existing resources.
Virtual and AI Driven Health & Care
Aligned with the WHO’s Global Strategy on Digital Health and building on the 2020 Broadband Commission’s report on AI in Health, this working group aims to offer a call to action to governments to enhance equal access to health and care, enabled by virtual and AI driven services.
Studying and presenting a global framework encompassing various global epidemic management in the style of, Prevent, Detect, Respond, using ICTs. In addition, the group aims to find solutions to alleviate humanitarian and social loss by ICT in support of the SDG3: Good Health and Well-Being.