Rep. Bass Speech on the Digital GAP Act of 2017
The Digital GAP Act states that it is U.S. policy to work to close the digital gap in developing countries. Nearly 60 percent of the world’s seven billion people are not online, and 90 percent of these populations lacking access to the internet are found in developing countries. With a huge population in Sub-Saharan Africa under the age of 30, the African Union has increasingly promoted the importance of the development of an information literate population. The importance of an I.T. literate population complements the ongoing push for capability training and infrastructural development and cyber-security across the continent. Watch her statement below.