Powering up the recovery with Digital Inclusion

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the world. Digital technology has instantly become a universal need, and digital skills and access to technology will be fundamental for global recovery as we rebuild economies and strengthen society.

On 30th September 2020 Good Things Foundation hosted a roundtable, supported by Google.org, with leading digital inclusion practitioners from Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

The digital divide, already a significant issue worldwide, has been thrown into even sharper relief by the Covid-19 pandemic, and the purpose of the roundtable was to share experiences of delivering digital inclusion at this critical time.

In particular, Covid-19 has created a core question for digital inclusion practitioners everywhere: in a world where the acceleration of digital and introduction of social restrictions has moved interactions online, how can we reach and support those who remain offline?