[IGFmaglist] [Read in the Web on IGF 2017] "Events Focus on Advancing ICT for Development"

Mamadou LO alfamamadou at hotmail.com
Wed Mar 29 13:04:17 EDT 2017

"Events Focus on Advancing ICT for Development"

17 March 2017: Members of the UN Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development renewed their commitment to increase access to broadband, particularly in the least developed countries (LDCs), as part of efforts to ensure information and communications technology (ICT) contributes to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), at the Commission’s spring meeting.........."

".........The IGF, a multi-stakeholder platform that facilitates discussion of public policy issues related to the internet, began preparations for the 2017 session of the Forum. The first Open Consultations and Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) meeting of the IGF 2017 preparatory cycle took place from 1-3 March, in Geneva, Switzerland. The Group took stock of IGF 2016, with many saying that the gathering had highlighted the importance of internet governance issues for the SDGs, while showcasing best practices, work on policy options for connecting and enabling the “next billion,” and work and growth of national and regional IGF initiatives. Participants at the MAG agreed that the main title of the IGF 2017 meeting will be ‘Shape Your Digital Future.’ The Group highlighted the importance of expanding outreach activities and better communicating the IGF’s work and value, and increasing synergies with related organizations working on internet governance, to create long-term partnerships for all stakeholders. The second Open Consultations will take place from 12-14 June 2017, also in Geneva......."

Source : http://sdg.iisd.org/news/events-focus-on-advancing-ict-for-development/<http://sdg.iisd.org/news/events-focus-on-advancing-ict-for-development/>


Events Focus on Advancing ICT for Development | SDG Knowledge Hub | IISD<http://sdg.iisd.org/news/events-focus-on-advancing-ict-for-development/>
A number of events on information and communications technology focused on increasing access to digital technology and enhancing the contribution of ICT in achieving the SDGs. Recent events included: the UN Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development's spring meeting; Mobile Learning Week 2017, hosted by UNESCO in partnership with the ITU and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, and consultations on the 2017 Internet Governance Forum.

Mamadou LO
Chef du Département Communication et Information Documentaire
Head of Communication and Information Department
Crédit Agricole Sénégal
Tel : 221 77 645 59 57
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