BBB Youth Welfare Series
Tuesday 2 March 2021, 12:30- 1:30pm (online)
In the Sixth webinar of our #BBBYouthWelfare series, we will be discussing the Digital Divide – the gap between those who have access to technology, and those that don’t, or have restricted access. Being without adequate Wifi, hardware and software is having a detrimental effect on young people in education or hoping to start their careers during the Covid-19 pandemic. This webinar discusses the immediate effects on young people in our communities, its potential effects over time and examples of initiatives to tackle the problem as we seek #BuildBackBetter and leave No One Behind as we transition out of lockdown.
The session will be chaired by Kieran Breen, CEO of Leicestershire Cares, and guest speakers will be:
- Professor Richard Hall, Centre for Urban Research on Austerity, Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility, De Montfort University.
- Professor Malcolm Fisk, Professor of Ageing and Digital Health, School of Computer Science and Informatics
- Peter Paduh, Chairman of SocialBox.Biz – A new generation Social Impact consultancy – with emphasis on digital inclusion, tech innovation and integration of refugees and homeless people
- Amina Lunat, Amina Lunat, Project Coordinator, Reaching People – distributing digital equipment to those in need in Leicestershire