The second Future Pasifika dialogue on Digital Connectivity took place at the University of the South Pacific (USP) today.

While delivering his address World Bank’s Resident Representative for the South Pacific said the region has transitioned quickly with digital connectivity.

“There is no doubt that the pacific had moved in leaps and bounds on the ICT fronts since the 1990’s,” Lasse Melgaard said.

USP’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education Professor Richard Coll said that educational institutions and governments role is to have enabling policies that focus on teaching ICT in schools.

Chief Executive Officer of an IT business that she started with her father at the age of 15 and a self-taught software engineer,Crystal Kewe, said that digital revolution offers the Pacific limitless opportunities that needs to be balanced with education.

She added that technology is a bad master but a very good servant and that it should not be at the center of our life.

The event was the second of a discussion series aimed at providing a platform to discuss and debate the big development issues facing the Pacific region.

 

 

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