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World leaders commit initial $295m towards equitable digital infrastructure rollouts

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation lead the equity commitment alongside Norway, Germany and the EU’s Horn of Africa Initiative.

By João Marques Lima

Founder and Editor, The Tech Capital

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September 27, 2022 | 11:43 PM BST

World leaders commit initial $295m towards equitable digital infrastructure rollouts

Right to left, Mr. Bill Gates, Co-Chair, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; His Excellency Alar Karis, President, Republic of Estonia; His Excellency, Julius Maada Bio, President, Republic of Sierra Leone; Her Excellency Cina Lawson, Minister of Digital Economy and Transformation, Republic of Togo; His Excellency Moctar Yedaly, Minister of Digital Transformation, Islamic Republic of Mauritania, yesterday at an event convened on the theme of ‘The Future of Digital Cooperation: Building resilience through safe, trusted and inclusive digital public infrastructure’. Source: UNDP

At the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly, high-level representatives from governments, civil society, the private sector, philanthropy, and international organisations agreed to scale up efforts to build safe, trusted, and inclusive digital public infrastructure (DPI) for a more sustainable, equitable world.

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