Report of the Side Event of the Asia-Pacific Forum for Sustainable Development on ICT for Transformation and Resilience
In the age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, frontier technologies are transforming not only our daily lives but also the planet`s development tragectory. The revolution is driven by innovations in artificial intelligence, automation, blockchain and other cutting edge technologies. This calls for greater urgency in bridging the staggering digital divide in the Asia Pacific region that is exacerbated when countries at the forefront of the Fourth Industrial Revolution quickly leave behind those that are slow at technology uptake.
In line with the Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway (AP-IS) initiative to build resilience and pursue Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a live event 'The thread that binds: A global conversation on volunteerism and community resilience' will hear the voices and perspectives from some of the one billion volunteers who