Elkin Velásquez
Elkin Velásquez Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean UN Habitat Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


UN Habitat's mission is to promote sustainable urbanization in Latin America and the Caribbean as a tool for economic growth and reduction of inequalities in cities, providing support to local and national governments, and articulating with other UN agencies, academia, the private sector and civil society.


Save to calendar 19-11-2019 16:15 19-11-2019 17:00 Europe/Madrid How to Turn Technology into a Force for Inclusion?

Unintentionally, technological advancements have brought a higher social divide in cities, and the time is now to reduce such gap. Local authorities have a key role to play in reducing economic and educational inequalities through facilitating a higher access and skill development for all their citizens, but how can they ensure equal access to digital opportunities? How can governments define best practices to lower the digital social divide? Only when all citizens have the same access to technology will societies be able to advance as one.

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