Online Global Summit

Powering Digital Inclusion with Technology

Time: 16:30-18:00 (GTM+8), Sep 23, 2020

Live Recording

Huawei believes that no one should be left behind in the digital world, so we developed TECH4ALL – a long-term, digital inclusion initiative for using technology, applications, and skills to empower people and organizations everywhere. We work with all types of partners to develop projects that maximize the value that digital technology can bring to the world in areas like education, health, the environment, and development. With our partners, we pledge to promote digital inclusion for all and build a fully connected, intelligent world where no one is left behind.

Points of View

We believe technology can be an important part of the solution and can help us solve global challenges if used correctly and smartly. ——Zhang Xinsheng, President, IUCN

UNESCO is partnering with Huawei to support the development of Technology-enabled Open Schools Systems in Egypt, Ethiopia and Ghana, building a more crisis-resilient technology, content, and human education infrastructure. —— Stefania Giannini, Education Assistant Director-General, UNESCO

The technology-enabled Open School System will ensure continued access to education programs either from home or a third safe place to ensure the right to education is not disrupted. ——Dr. Fengchun Miao, Chief of the Unit for Technology and Artificial Intelligence in Education, UNESCO

Technology that focuses on inclusive education provides equal opportunity for learning and should be included in strategies for national development. —— Nadia Ahmed Abdalla, Chief Administrative Secretary, Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs, Kenya

With DigiTruck launched in France, more people will be able to obtain the essential skills in the digital world that they will need to secure work, and play their part in powering France through the next wave of economic growth. —— François Durollet, CEO, Simplon

AI will not replace human teachers, but become a very reliable and helpful assistant for the teachers. ——Chelsea Chen, Co-Founder, Emotech

How can we use technologies to provide solutions for a better planet? There are three principles: appropriate, accessible and accountable. ——James Hardcastle, Director, IUCN Green List Certification

We combine many technologies to monitor environmental indicators such as biodiversity, habitats, and human activity in real time. It's a new method of nature conservation using big data. —— Dr. Feng Limin, Director of National Forestry and Grassland Administration Amur Tiger and Amur Leopard Monitoring and Research Center, China

Together with Huawei , RFCx has installed the real-time “Guardian” solution to protect forests and biodiversity in 14 countries across 5 continents. —— Chrissy Durkin, Director of International Expansion, Rainforest Connection

The Acoustic-based Cetacean Detection project will provide near real-time detection of cetaceans off Ireland’s south coast using AI and machine learning, which has never been done in Ireland before. ——Emer Keaveney, Founder & Executive Director, O.R.C. Ireland

More Africans need digital skills to use AI. To really benefit, Africa cannot only be a user of AI made elsewhere, but a producer of AI made locally. They need the skills and capabilities within Africa to do this themselves. —— Ann Therese Ndong-Jatta, Director, UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa, United Nations

The stakeholders of the Fourth Industrial Revolution extend beyond industries. Prosperity will require investment in sustainability education, diversity and gender parity. ——Danil Kerimi, Head of the Fourth Industrial Revolution Network, World Economic Forum China

With the help of Huawei's AI, we are protecting forests and creating the world's largest soundscape for ecology. Worldwide partnership, pass it on. ——Topher White, Founder and CEO, Rainforest Connection

As researchers, we need support from technology companies; Huawei is enabling us to globalize the impact of DIVE, and take the technology to every corner of the world. ——Victoria Pueyo,Co-founder, DIVE Medical

Agenda

Opening Remarks

16:30 - 16:50
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Yutaka Matsuo

President, Japan Deep Learning Association (JDLA) Professor, University of Tokyo

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Zhang Xinsheng

President, IUCN

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Stefania Giannini

Education Assistant Director-General, UNESCO

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Kevin Zhang

CMO, Huawei ICT Infrastructure

Session 1: Driving Inclusive Education with Technology

16:50 - 17:25
miao fengchun

Dr. Fengchun Miao

Chief of the Unit for Technology and Artificial Intelligence in Education, UNESCO

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Nadia Ahmed Abdalla

Chief Administrative Secretary, Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs, Kenya

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François Durollet

CEO, Simplon

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Chelsea Chen

Co-Founder, Emotech

Session 2: Tech for a Better Planet

17:25 - 18:00
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James Hardcastle

Director, IUCN Green List Certification

feng limin

Dr. Feng Limin

Director of National Forestry and Grassland Administration Amur Tiger and Amur Leopard Monitoring and Research Center, China

chrissy

Chrissy Durkin

Director of International Expansion, Rainforest Connection

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Emer Keaveney

Founder & Executive Director, O.R.C.Ireland