Tools + Resources
Here are some of the tools, platforms, and key resources that are part of, or integrated within the Giga ecosystem.
The development of this platform includes building a “storefront” for digital public goods, supporting work across all of the Sustainable Development Goals, and working with a variety of stakeholders to develop definitions, criteria, and governance and financing mechanisms.
The Broadband Commission launched this report that focuses on school connectivity and introduces a methodology and framework for mapping and connecting primary and secondary schools to the Internet and to use schools as an access point to provide meaningful connectivity to surrounding communities and citizens.
UNICEF Innovation is exploring how blockchain, a software that facilitates digital transactions and the basis for cryptocurrency, can be used to increase efficiency and transparency in related areas such as payments, monitoring connectivity and managing digital rules within the Giga ecosystem.
This new Global Network Resiliency Platform (#REG4COVID) is a place where regulators, policy makers and other interested stakeholders can share information, view what initiatives and measures have been introduced around the world, and discuss and exchange among peers on experiences, ongoing initiatives, and innovative policy and regulatory measures designed to help ensure communities remain connected, that we support one another, and that we harness the full power and potential of ICTs during this crisis and to prepare for the medium and long-term recovery from COVID19.
This new study examines the feasibility of countries in the Asia and the Pacific region participating successfully in the Giga initiative and realizing their potential by exploring implementation through the four pillars of Giga.
UNICEF and ITU's report, "How many children and young people have Internet access at home?" estimates digital connectivity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Using the latest available household survey data, the report finds significant inequities between countries, regions, wealth groups and urban-rural settings.
A global analysis of the potential reach of remote learning policies. This factsheet estimates the potential reach of digital and broadcast remote learning responses, finding that at least 463 million students around the globe remain cut off from education, mainly due to a lack of remote learning policies or lack of equipment needed for learning at home.