ICTs for better ageing and livelihood in the digital landscape


Self-paced e-learning

UN Partner

Offered by

International Telecommunication Union

Course details

1.5 hours
1.5 hours

Course summary

The training course provides valuable information on how to address the digital inclusion of older persons in the context of the two global megatrends of an ageing population and the exponential rise in digital technologies, which impact each other and will bring related socio-economic changes.

About this course

The training course aims to raise awareness of and increase the capacity of ITU members, stakeholders and policy-makers to address the two global megatrends of population aging and the exponential rise in digital technologies. Through its three modules, the training provides holistic information and guidelines to support all stakeholders’ efforts to ensure that older persons are empowered by new technologies and are digitally included. To enable everyone to have access to this training knowledge the content has been designed to be accessible by all people, including by persons with disabilities.

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Target audience

The target audience for this course is all ITU members, stakeholders and policy-makers. To ensure inclusive learning, this self-paced training course has been designed to be accessible by all people, including by persons with disabilities,

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Name and identify the key building blocks of digital inclusion.
  • Recognise the role of ICT accessibility as a key element to overcome any possible decline in older persons’ functional abilities. • Define two key elements for the adoption of ICTs by older persons.
  • Identify three digital challenges faced by older persons.
  • Identify the requirements to develop accessible and age-friendly environments.
  • Identify the main elements required to ensure digitally inclusive communities in which older persons are active participants and valuable contributors.
  • Apply good practices to formulate a digital policy to support better livelihood and socio-economic development of older persons.
  • Find more information and related resources on digital inclusion and how to develop age-friendly environments.

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