The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)+10 High-Level Event will take place in Geneva, Switzerland June 10-13. A4AI will be participating in the following workshops during the pre-event meetings on June 9:
Internet Community Partnerships for Development: Creating the Enabling Environment through Capacity and Infrastructure Development and Related Economic Factors— Organized by Internet Society, an A4AI member. A4AI Policy Manager Kojo Boakye will serve as a panelist.
Conquering the Digital Divide: How public access to ICTs supports development in the information society— Organized by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). Intel Vice President of Sales and Marketing and General Manager of the IntelWorld Ahead Program John Davies will serve as a panelist and represent A4AI.
Understanding the challenges of delivering the Internet to everyone and for everyone— Organized by Internet Society. Chief Director Issah Yahaya for Ghana’s Ministry of Communications, an A4AI member, will serve as a panelist and represent A4AI.
The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) were two United Nations-sponsored conferences about information, communication and, in broad terms, the information society that took place in 2003 in Geneva and in 2005 in Tunis. One of its chief aims was to bridge the global digital divide separating rich countries from poor countries by spreading access to the Internet in the developing world. The WSIS+10 High-Level Event is an extended version of the WSIS Forum to address the progress made and provide a platform for multi-stakeholder coordination of the implementation of the WSIS outcomes.
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