Technology Reports

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David Howell (Lord Howell of Guildford)

Repositioning the UK and Commonwealth Post-Brexit

David Howell (Lord Howell of Guildford), President of The Royal Commonwealth Society, looks ahead to the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) and highlights the opportunities for Commonwealth development and the new world trading agenda in the post-Brexit era.

Frederick Musiiwa Makamure Shava

2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: a New Path for Development

Frederick Musiiwa Makamure Shava provides a vision for achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development from the vantage point of his work as President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

Houlin Zhao

Accelerating Digital Innovation for Social Impact

Houlin Zhao, Secretary-General of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), describes the huge range of developmental benefits that are facilitated by ICTs, and reports on ITU’s current work and the recent Telecom World 2015 conference

Sir Anerood Jugnauth

A Smart Mauritius

Sir Anerood Jugnauth, former Prime Minister of Mauritius, discusses how the island is using information and communications technologies to boost economic development and diversify from an agrarian economy to a hub for knowledge and innovation.

Shola Taylor

A Smart Commonwealth – Our Moral Obligation

Shola Taylor, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO), charts the progress of Commonwealth member states in information-based cooperation and economic development, and emphasises three specific areas of performance that deserve attention.

Tony Tyler

Aviation: the next infrastructure growth frontier for Africa

Tony Tyler, former Director General and CEO of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), urges African governments and their stakeholders to continue investing in air transport so the continent can better realise its ideals of regional integration, peace and prosperity.

Michael Sippitt

Facilitating Trade and Investment in Sustainable Technologies

Michael Sippitt, Chairman of the Commonwealth Environmental Investment Platform (CEIP), explains how the pan-Commonwealth network links entrepreneurs, companies and investors engaged in environmental and sustainable technologies and services.

Professor Muhammad Yunus

Building a New Civilisation

Professor Muhammad Yunus, social entrepreneur and Nobel Peace Prize winner, encourages all stakeholders to commit to an unselfish future, by fostering the development of youth creativity, technology and social business.

Raffaello Pantucci and Dr Sasha Jesperson

Calibrating a Commonwealth-wide Response to Terrorism

Raffaello Pantucci and Dr Sasha Jesperson of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) discuss terrorism and extreme violence in the Commonwealth, in particular the growth of ISIL, but urge us to keep calm and not to overreact.

Kofi Annan

Are Elections Giving Democracy a Bad Name?

Kofi Annan, Chair of the Kofi Annan Foundation, welcomes the spread of democratic elections, but warns that repressive regimes can still distort the system, resulting in a lack of trust and laying up trouble for the future.