Will we leave them behind?

Literacy Day – Rethinking literacy in a digital world

The 20/20 Trust welcomes ‘literacy in a digital world’ as the focus for UNESCO’s International Literacy Day on 8 September.  Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, says digital technologies open vast new opportunities – but can marginalize those who lack essential skills, like literacy, needed to navigate them. “We couldn’t agree more,” said Laurence Millar, Chair of the 20/20 Trust.  “This is why we recently released a Digital Inclusion Manifesto … ... Read more

Michael Howden - Trustee

Digital Inclusion in Auckland the Focus for Meetup Group

Twenty digital champions met in Auckland yesterday to progress Auckland’s digital inclusion agenda.  The lunchtime meetup was convened by the 2020 Communications Trust in partnership with InternetNZ and chaired by Michael Howden, 2020 Trustee.  It included education providers, community organisations, IT suppliers and the Auckland Council. A Digital Inclusion for All draft plan was tabled to stimulate discussion; ... Read more