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Regional Workshop/Training on "Connect a School, Connect a Community", 14-16 November 2011, Dominican Republic

The Connect a School, Connect a Community Initiative was launched by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and ITU Secretary-General Hamadoun Touré together with 300 youth from some 150 countries participating in the ITU TELECOM World Youth Forum in October 2009. At the launch, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed the need for teamwork and political will in turning the goal of connecting all schools into reality.

The main objective of the event is to provide participants with the necessary skills as to make the best use of connected schools, which can serve as community ICT Centers for the improved social and economic development of marginalized and disadvantaged groups in the community, especially women, persons with disabilities, youth and indigenous peoples. This training programme will explain the important role of ICTs to achieve/promote digital inclusion - and will explain how ITU's Initiative can help countries in the accomplishment of WSIS and the Millennium Goals. The training will focus on specific Modules of the tool kit developed by ITU and foresees an intensive interaction among instructors and participants. Participation Certificates will be provided.




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