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Panel session on digital inclusion at the Science Forum South Africa
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Panel session on digital inclusion at the Science Forum South Africa

Event date: 12/10/2020 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Export event
The Department of Science and Innovation’s 5th edition of the Science Forum South Africa will take place on a virtual platform from Wednesday 9 to Friday 11 December, and will tackle the issue of “Science for Social Justice”. The General Representation of the Government of Flanders is proud to host a panel session on “Digital Inclusion Research and Covid-19”, jointly organised by the VUB - Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the University of the Western Cape.

Covid-19 and the resulting lockdowns have radically rushed us into the digital life. We work using Teams or Zoom, we learn using online platforms, we socialize using social media. Yet not all have access to the right equipment, not all have the skills needed and not all can follow the pace of change. Covid-19 has put digital inequality into the limelight again. In this panel experts will focus on new insights into digital inclusion research in South Africa and Flanders/Belgium. They will compare the current discussions.

You can access the session at Thursday 10 December at 10:00 (SA time) in Room 9, through the following link https://esastap.org.za/2020/12/09/sfsa2020-room-9/.

More information on the Science Forum can be viewed on: https://esastap.org.za/sfsa2020/

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