The ICT4D Conference asked me to be a guest on their weekly podcast where I offered soundbites about two topics I am passionate about: digital literacy and diversity, equity, and inclusion. I joined Sonja Ruetzel in a thoughtful discussion around trends and gaps in digital literacy, which have been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic.
It is not just a problem we see in the Global South, as is often the focus of mainstream media. This is also an issue in the Global North, where digital literacy has manifested itself through the proliferation of “fake news”. However, while the Global North finds it difficult to identify the truth online, we see a lot of digital literacy innovations come from the Global South.