G3ict’s Smart Cities for All global initiative publishes a monthly newsletter that is a great source for updates about our latest projects, events as well as news from our network organization, the International Association of Accessibility Professionals. If you have not yet signed up for our newsletter and are interested in doing so, please subscribe to our newsletter.
Topics covered: Inclusive Procurement Launchpad Project in Progress; GIZ Inclusive Digital Governance (INDIGO) Festival 2022 updates; UCLG World Congress updates; M-Enabling Summit updates; AI for Inclusive Urban Sidewalks is a finalist for World Smart Cities Awards in the category of Living and Inclusion; Country Representative highlight – Ireland and Pakistan.
Topics covered: Inclusive Procurement Launchpad Project in Progress; Call for Applications for the G3ict/SC4A Country Representative Program; Data and Acquired Disability; Country Representative highlight – Bangladesh and Mexico.
Topics covered: G3ict partners with HBCU Smart Cities Challenge; Improving Data & Public Policy: Why better data on acquired disability matters; Country Representative highlight – India and Saudi Arabia.
Topics covered: G3ict and Smart Cities for All Country Representative Program Announces New Members for Ghana, Mongolia, and Uganda; the Global Inclusive Procurement Launchpad Project and Champion Digital Inclusion.
Topics covered: Roundtable on Procurement, Accessibility, and a More Inclusive Covid Recovery; G3ict and Smart Cities for All at the World Urban Forum (WUF 11) to Discuss Future Cities 2050; the 15th Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (COSP15); Digital Cities Index (DCI) 2022. Country Representative highlight – India and EU Institutions.
Topics covered: Istanbul and Quito are the next two cities after Los Angeles to join the Global Inclusive Procurement Launchpad Project; Webinar on Adopting the Smart City Accessible ICT Public Procurement Policy; Panel on Accessible Smart Cities at the European Accessibility Summit 2022. Country Representative highlight – Argentina and Chile.
Topics covered: Appointment of Two New Members to the Smart Cities for All Advisory Committee, Call for Applications for the Spring cohort of the G3ict/SC4A Country Representatives Program, WSIS Forum 2022: Towards building inclusive and digitally accessible environments and communities to meet the needs of present and future generations (Session 180), Microsoft Ability Summit 2022, Inclusive Procurement Launchpad Webinar: Europe Edition. Country Representative hightlight – Singapore and Egypt.
Topics covered: Inclusive Procurement Launchpad Project, New Blog Post Toward Inclusive Workplaces: Moving beyond “the way it has always been done” by Susan Mazrui, Vashkar Bhattacharjee Elected as the Vice-Chair of the Internet Society Accessibility Standing Group, Josefina Ocampo Appointed as Member of the Latin American Commission of the International Union of Architects. Country Representative highlight – Bangladesh and Argentina.
Topics covered: Appointment of four new Country Representatives – Lindsay Perry (Australia), Victor Zhuang (Singapore), Thalagodage Janitha Rukmal (Sri Lanka), and Dr Chandra Harrison (New Zealand), The extension of the global network of disability and accessibility leaders to 38 members worldwide. Stakeholder Perspectives on the Inclusive Sidewalks Project, Inclusive Workplaces Community of Practice (CoP) Survey, Procurement for More Inclusive Education. European Inclusive Procurement Discussion Series. A collaboration of the European Disability Forum, G3ict, and Microsoft. #ZeroCon22. Country Representative highlight – Australia and Singapore.
Topics covered: Open Sidewalks’ Virtual Team Challenge, Perpectives form AI for Inclusive Sidewalks Project participants, Digital Accessibility Rights Education (DARE) Academy announcement of 20 recepients to Cycle 2 of its Scholarship Fund Program, IAAP Design of thу Public Spaces Course launch. Country Represenative highlight – Côte D’Ivoire and Cameroon.
Topics covered: AI for Inclusive Urban Sidewalks, Webinar on inclusive Smart Cities for Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism, AODA Accessibility Standard for the Design of Public Spaces Course.
Topics covered: Meet our 13 New G3ict/Smart Cities for All Country Representatives, Roundtable on Inclusive Workplace of the Future in Russia, World Blindness Summit 2021, AI for Inclusive Urban Sidewalks.
Topics covered: G3ict work with Smart Universities, Call for New G3ict/SC4A Country Representatives, IAAP Accessible Document Specialist (ADS) Program, Country Representative highlight – India, Libya and Mexico.
Topics covered: G3ict’s Partnership with Five Cities to Identify Top Transportation Barriers, G3ict Partnership in Nigeria to Promote More Inclusive Cities, G20 Smart City Alliance Launches G3ict Model Policy, Country Representative highlight – Afghanistan and Ghana.
Topics covered: G3ict pilots Smart University Digital Inclusion Maturity Model, IAAP Launches Accessible Built Environments Initiative, Country Representative highlight – Ecuador, Nepal and Bangladesh.
Topics covered: G3ict and Smart Cities for All Collaborate with World Blind Union, G3ict Announces New Country Representatives from Saudi Arabia and Russia, Country Representative highlight – Ecuador and Libya.
Topics covered: G3ict Partners with India’s National Institute for Urban Affairs to Promote More Inclusive Cities, SC4A Digital Inclusion Video Series, Country Representative highlight – Brazil and Bangladesh.