No. 33 ITU-UNESCO OPEN FORUM: HOW CAN UNIVERSAL CONNECTIVITY BE USED AS CATALYST FOR ACHIEVING THE SDGs?

Contact Information

Ms. Despoina Sareidaki

Organizational Affiliation:

ITU

Title

ITU-UNESCO OPEN FORUM: HOW CAN UNIVERSAL CONNECTIVITY BE USED AS CATALYST FOR ACHIEVING THE SDGs?

Description

The UN Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development, established by ITU and UNESCO, has been working diligently to showcase and document the power of ICT and broadband-based technologies for sustainable development, and giving guidance to key stakeholders on addressing the various challenges involved. Closer multistakeholder collaboration has been identified as a key factor for ICTs to achieve its potential as a significant enabler, but for this to happen, the Commission has called for greater investment and more effective partnerships across different sectors, a stronger collaboration between existing initiatives and for investing also substantially in the enabling environment. This Open Forum, convened by ITU and UNESCO, will bring together a number of key global stakeholders involved in connectivity initiatives to identify challenges and opportunities in their implementation, as well as identify synergies and areas for greater collaboration.

Tags

Tag1: ICT4SDG

Tag2: Connectivity

Tag3: #ICT4Dev

Name of Speaker(s)

- ITU
- UNESCO
- World Economic Forum
- [Broadband Commission member]
- US State Department (Global Connect)
- Taking IT Global

Name of Remote Moderator(s)

TBC

Has the proposer, or any of the co-organizers, organized an IGF open forum before?

Yes

The link to the workshop report

http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/documents/igf-meeting/igf-2015-joao-pessoa/igf2015-reports/593-international-telecommunication-union-itu-itu-open-forum-fostering-smes-in-the-ict-sector-the-new-global-ict-entrepreneurship-initiative

Report Paper

Report paper

Background paper

Background paper