A new report from the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development has highlighted the need to develop the digital skills of people in disadvantaged groups around the world. The, ‘Digital Skills for Life and Work’ report by the Broadband Commission’s Working Group on Education, looks at how to develop and define digital skills beyond formal education curricula.
Writing in a foreword to the report, Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO and co-leader of the Broadband Commission, said, “In the place of ‘digital natives,’ I believe we need to support the rise of a new generation of ‘digital citizens,’ with the right skills for life, work and engagement in connected communities for today and tomorrow. This can only happen through concerted policies, drawing on strong political commitments and sustained investment.”
The full report can be downloaded from the website of the Broadband Commission.