A Digital Shift: Youth and ICT for Development

A Digital Shift: Youth and ICT for Development

This publication highlights the potential of world youth to harness ICTs and how the diverse and vast potential of ICTs can empower and simplify the launch of a global project on a local level. The publication was designed with two key objectives: The first is to showcase the efforts of individuals and groups who are inspiring a transformation of attitudes and actions to renew communities the world over; and the second is to pay tribute to the millions of young people serving as ‘change makers’ for their societies by implementing the ideas of the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals in a myriad of ways.

The report is published by the Global Alliance for ICT and Development (GAID), an initiative of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, in collaboration with TakingITGlobal and the Youth Unit of Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie.

© United Nations, 2009