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Digital inclusion is not just about more people getting connected to the internet. Digital inclusion involves creating mechanisms and processes to progressively realise the meaningful participation of unconnected communities and those 'barely online' in the digital society and economy. It includes developing the skills and know-how to participate safely online and creating the conditions necessary for communities to access and use the internet in a sustainable way. Digital inclusion also involves the participation of communities in relevant policy-making processes, such as those on access, and properly considering alternative solutions to connectivity that prioritise local and community-led responses in these processes.

Acronyms and synonyms

acronyms: digital divide, digital exclusion

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