Why in the discussion ?
The Global IT Challenge for Youth With Disability, 2018 will be organized in New Delhi on November 9-11, 2018, by Department of Personnel with Disabilities, Department of Social Justice and Empowerment. India is organizing the event this year with the cooperation of the Korean Government and Disability International.
What is the Global IT Challenge for Disabilities
- This Divya is a capacity-building project for the youth who helps Divya Yudh to deal with the challenges and limitations in the path of achieving their better future. ICT help is taken for this.
- Through this, digital intervals will be able to be filled and participation of Divya youth in society will be increased.
What will happen under
- Under this, the competition will be organized in four categories of disability such as visual (visual illumination), hearing (dementia), locomotor disability and development disabilities (developmental disorders), in which 100 Divya youth of 13-21 age group from 18 countries will participate.
- Countries participating in this event are Indonesia, China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Mongolia, Cambodia, Laos, Philippines, Korea, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, U.A.E., India and U. K. Includes.
- GITC is organized every year in the Asia-Pacific region. Such events have already happened in Korea, China, Thailand and Vietnam.
- Increasing partnerships in the society of Divyang youths in the Asia-Pacific region and reducing digital divisions.
- Implementation of Inchien Strategy (Target-3)
- Emphasizing the implementation of Article-21 (related to access to information) of the United Nations Convention on Rights of Persons with Disability, as well as achieving sustainable development goals (4, 9, 17).
- Implementation of the Third Asian and Pacific Decades (2013-2022) of the people with disabilities which were adopted by the Korean government in 2012.
Why was the need?
- Information technology has the ability to influence the lives of the lively people and their respective countries.
- About 1 billion people are affected by disability in the world, which is 15% of the global population. 80% of these resides in developing countries, which have the following ICT Development Index.
- Due to increase in information division and disability, such people become isolated from the society and become victims of inequality and poverty.