Tech for Good: What are the challenges in making technology and digitization more sustainable?

Kesieana Onoge and her daughter Naomi Onoge, 6, struggle to navigate the online learning system from their home, during a lockdown imposed by the authorities to limit the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Lagos, Nigeria April 23, 2020 Picture taken April 23, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja - RC2NFG9URHBD

Technology can create opportunity – or exacerbate inequality. How can we drive tech for good? Image: REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja

Samantha Sault
Writer, Washington DC and Geneva
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Proportion of population covered by a mobile-broadband signal and using the internet in 2019 Image: UN
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