Thank you very much Claud for your welcoming remarks. I am honored by being part of the community.
In response, digital platforms should able to serve all SDGs, not only a few of the SDGs. Today, the world is struggling to find opportunities to end poverty, enable entrepreneurs, and empower women in business. Digital platforms that can open opportunities to reach these goals are the ones that are truly serving the SDGs.
I am glad you started this conversation, but let us for the time being put this little idea in scope: Most of those on the human side who are targeted for help by the 17 SDGs until 2030 belong to the entrepreneurship and SMEs ecosystem. Their needs are in finding opportunities to add value to the global economy and to generate income. Therefore, an enabling digital platform is one that is built on the principles of enabling value-added business services in order for users, who are the digital natives and professionals, from different parts of the world to interact, create linkages, cross borders with their digital solutions and services, and truly be able to provide services and generate the needed income from concluded transactions.
Therefore, one of the measures that needs to exist today to assess the values that digital platform add to the SDGs is “enabling cross border value-added services” so that young innovators and digital entrepreneurs and SMEs have ample opportunities to engage and to be (digitally) anywhere in the world such opportunities are needed and used.
Rasim S. Abderrahim