OCCAM IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE AND SHARE THE XIX INFOPOVERTY WORLD CONFERENCE RESULTS

 

In the occasion of the 19° Infopoverty World Conference, many current themes about the Smart City and how the new technologies could  reduce poverty were discussed. Here are some quotes pills:

“We envision a future where we will see the end of waste by becoming a recycling society that abolish waste and uses waste as a resource. Urban air pollution managed in all its ways, sustainable and coordinated urban development are often the most problematic issues in densely populated areas while with national policies and regional development plans, the governments must continue to address this issues with serious attention which shall include the use of new technologies”
H.E. MANLIO DI STEFANO – State secretary for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

 

“We believe that science technology innovation should be used in a human centered way and should be used properly to accelerate the achievement the SDGs so that the road map can bring benefits for everybody”
 H.E. TOSHIYA HOSHINO – Japanese Ambassador to the UN

“Egypt has been elected as president of the African Union for the year 2019 and that’s why it take in his shoulders the responsibility of guaranteeing a development for all Africans, a development that should consists in mega continental projects that create jobs and programs that rehabilitate societies in addition to establishing economic zones that attract global investments”
H.E. HESHAM EL NAKIB – Ambassador Extraordinary of Egypt in NY

“We are convinced that no city can be considered smart if not improves the condition of poors and eliminates slums. The main challenge is to empower all the technological innovations as the 3d building. To avoid the risk of mechanical automatisms, the process need to be centered to the people and oriented by SDGs”
PIERPAOLO SAPORITO – Occam President

 

 “In 11 years we will see if we actually achieved the SDGs or not, but 11 years is like tomorrow so that’s why we need to find new accelerators to achieve the UN SDGs through the achievement of land degradation neutrality”
MELCHIADE BUKURU – Chief UNCCD Liaison Office UNHQ In New York

 

“Smart cities are only smart if they are truly inclusive of all people, including people with disabilities and elders”
ALBERTO PADOVA – Chief, Strategic Engagement and Policy Integration Branch

“We need to shift from Shareholder capitalism to Public Interest Capitalism where companies are public institution and the profit is divided among all stakeholders because this kind of capitalism build well educated, healthy middle classes all over the world, creates a wave to peace and prosperity for people in the world”
GEORGE HARA – Chairman Alliance Forum Foundation

 “Urban and climate change are intimately related, and as the majority of the global population live in cities if we don’t find a solution to this city growth we can’t find a solution to climate change. We need to find a solution to land and resources conflicts due to the fact that more than 50% of internal displace people or refugees live in cities”
CHRIS WILLIAMS – Director, UN Habitat



“Although some jobs will be lost due to AI, automatization and the application of new technologies in the working context, it is important to highlight that smart cities and this technological development also entail the creation of new jobs that do not exist right now or didn’t exist in the past”
EUGENE GRANT – Mayor of Seat Pleasant, Maryland

 

“Robotization, digitalization, sensorization in designing future environment: design wants to share the benefits of innovation, making new technologies affordable. Tech is increasing productivity but not sharing this, like design does, whose target is the entire life of the city, seen in a circular process
JOSEPH DI PASQUALE – PhD Milan Politecnico

 
“This notion is fundamental: nobody has to be left behind. Last year we talked about benefits and risks of tech, this year we are addressing inequality, because inequality is increasing, actually between countries in declining, however is increasing in ICT country”
MAKIKO TAGASHIRA – Officer of Division for Inclusive Social Development

 

“Telemedicine is part of digital health, and digital and genomic revolution includes many tech tools. As result, we can manage diseases and do prevention. Digital health is the combined use of electronic communication and information technology in the health sector, it includes health informatics, telehealth and telemedicine
HASSAN GHAZAL – President of Moroccan Society for Telemedicine and eHealth

 

To watch the whole XIX Infopoverty World Conference: 
http://webtv.un.org/search?term=Infopoverty+World+Conference+2019&sort=date

 

 

IWC19  DECLARATION  

(extracts)

NO CITY CAN BE DECLARED SMART IF IT DOESN’T TAKE CHARGE OF THE ELIMINATION OF SLUMS, THE ERADICATION OF POVERTY AND THE PROMOTION OF RURAL COMMUNITIES

In order to realize this concept, the participants highlighted these proposed solutions:

a) Elimination of slums
3D New construction system, launched by OCCAM design group, which is able to build a low-cost range of hundred dwellings per day by recycling the waste. This method can also provide fitted materials for auto construction for communities with consolidated municipal plans strategy.

b) Promotion of rural communities
Smartbox4dev elaborated in the ambit of Infopoverty Program and which able to assure basic welfare for everybody as a way to close the gap between low income and high income countries across the world.

c) Eradication of poverty
The massive use of e-services, such as e-learning, telemedicine, food security, e-governance etc., provided by Specialized Institutions such as the World Health & Food Security e-Center, validated at COP22, in order to assure a basic welfare to all in need.

 

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