WTD 2022 theme
This year’s theme for World Telecommunication and Information Society Day is “Digital technologies for Older Persons and Healthy Ageing”.
The theme emphasises the importance of using telecommunications and information communication technologies (ICTs) for the elderly to stay healthy, connected and independent on a physical, emotional and financial level.
Ageing of the global population will be a defining demographic trend of the 21st century. However, societies still struggle to see the opportunities that this trend can bring. Telecommunications and ICTs have a great role to play in achieving healthier ageing, and help build smarter cities, combat age-based discrimination at the workplace, ensure financial inclusion of older persons and support caregivers.