We were honoured to participate at the World Bank and IMF Annual Meetings in Washington D.C. yesterday, where sQuid, who attended on behalf of the iMlango consortium partners, had the opportunity to present our innovative digital learning and attendance monitoring technology at the Bridging the Inclusion and Technology Divide Fair.
The prestigious World Bank Annual Meetings are held each autumn to discuss a range of issues related to poverty reduction, international economic development and finance, providing a forum for international cooperation and enabling the World Bank and IMF to better serve their member countries.
Over 10,000 people attend the meetings, including 3,500 members of delegations from the member countries of the Bank and the IMF, roughly 1,000 representatives of the media, and more than 5,000 visitors and special guests drawn primarily from private business, the banking community and NGOs.
The Tech Fair brought together key innovators to showcase how technology is being used to promote inclusive development. And we were delighted to have the opportunity to demonstrate how our technology, which has enabled over 200,000 schoolchildren to benefit from digital learning access since 2015, is being utilised in the programme,
Several other organisations were in Washington to discuss how digital technology is disrupting development and what could be done to level the playing field and harness its benefits.
At the Digital Economy for Development session, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim and Airbnb co-founder Joe Gebbia discussed how digital identification systems and mobile technology are crucial in providing the basis for access to services such as banking, electricity, healthcare and much more.
They highlighted the need for a global framework to protect individuals’ data, which is thought to be crucial in preparing a secure digital future for everyone. The pair emphasised how corporations, governments and organizations like the World Bank Group can come together to deliver essential services.
We’d like to thank the World Bank for inviting us to participate and showcase our innovative digital learning technology.
Until next time,
The iMlango Team