SID Supports UN’s Sustainable Development Goal to Reduce Poverty through provision of Internet Access

A world development report in 2016 by World Bank found that rapid spread of digital technologies has brought digital dividends which is the development benefits by boosting growth, expanding opportunities and improvement in services. According to Dr Ibrahim Halkano PhD, a member of SID Limited, this has led to a digital divide, which is the divide between those with or without access to the internet. Leaving behind many, mainly the poor or less fortunate of society who are mainly but not exclusively in less developed countries, smaller towns and the more remote villages. There are many forms of Poverty but all limit the potential to a productive, healthy life due to lack of access to the internet that offers an opportunity to participate in gainful economic activity. This lack of access to internet and technology has excluded many from reaping the benefits of the digital dividends.

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