The web is not only a powerful engine for communication, but it could also be an essential mean for enhancing development to promote all people and communities. The most disadvantaged communities, historically left out from the industrial revolution’s economic benefits, need to have the access to all the digital services developed so far. In this way, more than 689 million people, who now live in extreme poverty, could participate in the social life. New forms of Digital Urban Development should be envisaged as well as new solutions in the field of e-agriculture so to create a link between smart cities and new digital rural communities to outline a fairer and more sustainable Digital Society.
First part: how to reach Zero Hunger – the EWA-BELT solutions on e-agriculture
Second part: the ICT and Smart Village – a model for rural communities’ development into the digital era
Third part: health for all, the role of telemedicine