Digital divide is one of the key contemporary challenges. Bridging a digital divide is a part of the UNESCO strategic agenda. Within the UNESCO Chair “Societal, legal, and ethical frameworking of the knowledge (information) society”, it has been decided to arrange the comparative cross-cultural research. The given research has been designed to compare the manifestations of digital divide in Russia vs macro-regions of ‘global South’. The expert recommendations how to cope with a digital divide have been expected to be developed based on the research results.
The research main purpose is the identification of the key essence and particular manifestations of the digital divide issue while comparing ‘multi-speed Russia’ vs main macro-regions of the ‘global South’ to lay the necessary analytical ground for development of the actionable expert recommendations how a digital divide could be possibly bridged. The given recommendations should go in line with the UNESCO current agenda and strategic planning.