How to adopt a multistakeholder approach to AI governance in Southern Africa?
Artificial Intelligence AI holds considerable potential to accelerate social and economic development in Africa The discussion on AI governance at the SouthernAfrican subRegional Forum on Artificial Intelligence AI SARFAI in Windhoek Namibia underlined good practices and recommendations for multistakeholder driven AI governance in Southern Africa
Are civil servants ready for digital transformation?
The report Artificial Intelligence and Digital Transformation Competencies for Civil Servants underlines what civil servants need to learn to enable digital transformation to usher their countries and societies into the digital age
Building capacities of judges from Qatar on Artificial Intelligence and the Rule of Law
UNESCO the Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights and the Supreme Judiciary Council of Qatar organised the second training on Artificial Intelligence Criminal Justice and Human Rights for judicial operators from Qatar on 1822 September 2022 at Siracusa Italy
UNESCO and partners offer new online course on Information and Elections in the Digital Era
This September UNESCO UNDP and the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas are launching a free global Massive Open Online Course MOOC on Information and Elections in the Digital Era in English French Portuguese and Spanish
Developing digital competencies for civil servants in Latin America
The public sector is leveraging digital technologies to design and implement public policies engage with citizens and improve the delivery of public services However to build an enabling environment for digital transformation and face the challenges of digital era governance civil servants require a new set of skills and competencies for the future
UNESCO and Telefónica commit to promoting and implementing the Recommendation on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence
The Letter of Intent has been signed by Gabriela Ramos Assistant DirectorGeneral for Social and Human Sciences of UNESCO and Trinidad Jiménez Director of Global Strategy for Public Affairs at Telefónica Publicprivate initiatives will be launched for the development of responsible and sustainable artificial intelligence AI systems
What are the digital competencies for civil servants in Africa?
The public sector leverages on digital technologies to design and implement public policies engage with citizens and improve the delivery of public services However to build an enabling environment for digital transformation and face the challenges of digital era governance civil servants require a new set of skills and competencies for the future
Civil Servant 2.0: Brainstorming with Southeast Asian experts on digital competencies for policymakers
Public entities use digital technologies to design and implement public policies engage with citizens and improve the delivery of public services However to build an enabling environment for a just inclusive green digital transformation and to face the challenges of digital era governance civil servants require a new set of skills and competencies for the future
New UNESCO book on Managed Aquifer Recharge presents 28 real-life examples showcasing potential for resilience and sustainability
Managed Aquifer Recharge MAR has been proven to produce a wealth of benefits from integrated management of a wide range of conventional and unconventional water resources paving the way for global adoption to achieve sustainable development goals for water and adapt to the effects of climate change according to a new UNESCO publication The new book presents 28 reallife examples of Managed Aquifer Recharge MAR from around the world where at village to state level people have collaborated to improve quantity and quality of water supplies and buffer them against drought and emergencies These cases inspire an improved understanding of groundwater systems and showcase their capability to store additional water to meet critical human needs for water and food and to purify water relying on passive treatment The cases show how MAR has helped communities overcome water challenges prepare for the future increase safety of water supplies and enhance ecosystems They aim to inspire leaders and decisionmakers presenting workable solutions to sustainably meet the needs of local population considering also an average 50 reduction in costs compared with conventional alternatives The enthusiasm for MAR schemes and their popularity and success are enhanced by significant auxiliary benefits such as in protecting against seawater intrusion improving environmental flows banking water for drought relief and purifying water through natural processes More than one hundred authors and contributors from toplevel universities research centers water utilities and other public and private institutions have contributed to this publication which has been produced by UNESCO and the International Association of Hydrogeologists IAH with support from the Groundwater Solutions Initiative for Policy and Practice GRIPP as a milestone contribution to the Intergovernmental Hydrological ProgrammeVIII IHPVIII Water Security Responses to Local Regional and Global Challenges