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Take the 1 Billion Lives Challenge to close the digital divide

Children, who do not have access to internet facilities and gadgets, use laptops in an open-air class outside a house with the walls converted into black boards following the closure of their schools due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at Joba Attpara village in Paschim Bardhaman district in the eastern state of West Bengal, India, September 13, 2021. Picture taken September 13, 2021. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri - RC23PP98AG3Z

The EDISON Alliance will accelerate digital inclusion for 1 billion people – here's how. Image: REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Derek O'Halloran
Head of Product Portfolio and Growth; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum
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Internet access is low among the world's most economically vulnerable. Image: Statista/Gallup

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