An online video platform with training videos for farmers, mobile healthcare campaigns through gaming and an app for mobile money. These are the three winners of the Price “Digital for Development (D4D)”. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo handed out the D4D-award - Digital for Development - a biannual initiative of the Royal Museum for Central Africa with the support of the Belgian Department for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Assistance (DGD).
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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo asked the World Bank to focus more on the inclusion of women in the financial system. He was speaking at a debate attended by World Bank President Jim Kim and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands. Minister De Croo takes part until Sunday at the yearly Spring Meetings of the World Bank, in Washington DC.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation and Digital Agenda Alexander De Croo will be heading on a two day mission for Kenya, Africa’s “Silicon Savannah” . He will be accompanied by Startups.be and Close the Gap. Nairobi is one of the most important tech hubs in Africa with a thriving start up scene. Under De Croo’s tenure, Digital for Development (D4D) has taken a central place in Belgium’s Development Cooperation policy, leveraging digitalization for development.
Statement by Alexander De Croo, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Digital Agenda and Development Cooperation and Dirk Fransaer, Chief Executive at VITO (Flemish Institute for Technological Research).
Deputy Prime Minister Alexander De Croo presents today in New York , at the United Nations, MolenGeek to the rest of the world. MolenGeek is a Molenbeek tech incubator that focuses on young people. They can enhance their digital skills, learn coding and strengthen their digital entrepreneurship. "It's a great example of how to prepare vulnerable youngsters to make up their way in the digital economy."
Speech of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo at the Family Planning Summit in London.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo today participates in the London Summit on Family Planning. During his speech, he made a remarkable appeal for more feminism among his male colleagues worldwide. Minister De Croo also announced additional contributions for the protection of girls and women in humanitarian crisis situations. Belgium also commits to digital technology in order to better map access to family planning in low-income countries.
The Federal Public Service Information and Communication Technology (Fedict) and the Belgian Development Agency (BTC) will assist the fourteen partner countries of the Belgian Development Cooperation in designing their systems of e-governance. To achieve this, Fedict has concluded a cooperation agreement with the Belgian Development Agency, who will lead the process. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo is particularly pleased with this collaboration. "A digital administration is a more effective administration, also in developing countries".
The Slovak and Belgian Deputy Prime Ministers, Peter Pellegrini and Alexander De Croo, have met yesterday in Brussels to discuss the role of digital solutions for international development and to exchange views on the domestic digital actions plans of both the Slovak and Belgian governments. They both emphasized the importance of a European digital single market to make Europe a digital world leader. Deputy Prime Ministers Pellegrini and De Croo met in the margins of a High Level Event on Digitalisation for Development they co-organized on behalf of the Slovak EU Presidency and the Government of Belgium.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo today awarded the first “Digital for Development Prize”. The three winning projects target e-learning in the Palestinian Territories, the fight against counterfeit pharmaceuticals in Africa and solar energy in Cameroun.