Today, the world has been developing with an unprecedented digitisation speed, and especially the COVID-19 pandemic has become a "catalyst" to accelerate the digital transformation process. In the first two decades of the 21st century alone, the number of people connected to the internet around the world increased from 350 million to more than 4 billion, and the number of mobile phone users also increased from 750 million to more than 5 billion.
Together with the Ao Dai (traditional Vietnamese long dress), the conical hat is an item that closely associated with Vietnamese women. Conical hats are one of the unique handicraft products of Thua Thien Hue province. In recent years, the provincial authorities have adopted many measures to develop the brand of its conical hats, while safeguarding the locality’s traditional culture.
The application of digital science and technology towards the goal of gender equality requires political will and real actions of governments and the willingness to transform of relevant sectors in society, affirmed a Vietnamese official.