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Using technology for good in Cambodia - Unravel

The ASEAN Digital Master Plan 2025 was adopted by member states during the ASEAN ministers’ meeting on 22 January 2021. The plan reinforced the use of digital technologies across the region and supports the post-pandemic economic recovery.

Impact of COVID-19 on SDG implementation in Asia-Pacific - Unravel

COVID-19 dealt a devastating blow to economies, businesses and individuals alike. As a result of border closures, lockdowns and supply chain disruptions, earlier progress made in meeting sustainable development goals (SDGs) backstepped. A recent UNESCAP report details the pandemic’s impacts on Asia-Pacific countries’ ability to fulfil their SDGs.

How the pandemic could change architecture - Unravel

This article originally appeared in Knowable Magazine on 1 March 2021. Knowable Magazine is an independent journalistic endeavor from Annual Reviews, a nonprofit publisher dedicated to synthesizing and integrating knowledge for the progress of science and the benefit of society. Sign up for Knowable Magazine’s newsletter.

Blockchain’s role in a post-truth world - Unravel

Blockchain technology can help arrest the decline in truth and establish greater trust in health policy, trade and democracy written by Danny Phan, the chief strategy officer of Wachsman and managing director of Wachsman Singapore with over 20 years of experience across Asia-Pacific and the US.

The digital transformation caused by the pandemic can be a powerful tool for inclusive city planning

People make cities and should be the planners of the spaces they live in. As we move forward into a transformed “normal”, participatory planning takes on an increased value to ensure an economic recovery that includes all elements of society. written by Ramola Naik Singru (Senior Urban Development Specialist, Central and West Asia Department at ADB)

Regulation and security key to improving digital connectivity in Asia-Pacific

Asia-Pacific is witnessing a spurt in digital transformation driven by the growing trends in mobile, satellite and broadband connectivity. Asia-Pacific trumps all other regions in terms of revenues earned from digital platforms. Of the total global revenue of $3.79 trillion from digital platforms, Asia contributed $1.81 trillion or about 48% of the share. An Unravel editorial

The rise of right-wing disinformation in democracies while regulations lag - Unravel

Political polarisation has reached critical levels across many parts of the world, sometimes even leading to political violence and the undermining of democracy. There has been a gradual escalation in polarisation, nurtured by rapid technological change in social and political spheres, particularly with social media growth, write Dharish David, associate faculty at the University of London - SIM -Global Education, and Benjamin Boulud, a graduating student

The promise and perils of life lived online - Unravel

The pandemic has immersed us faster and deeper in immersive communication technologies. It’s a disrupted, confusing, sometimes exhausting world — but shifting both the tech and our expectations might make it a better one, writes Nicola Jones via Knowable Magazine