Connect Americas Summit 2012


Projects and Initiatives



H.E. Mr. Héctor Olavarría Tapia
President of COM/CITEL
Projects and Initiatives: Making a Difference in the Americas Region through ICTs

Dr Hamadoun I. Touré
ITU Secretary-General
The Connect Americas Summit represents an unparalleled platform to mobilize human, financial and technical resources to boost Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in the region through the establishment of strategic partnerships among regional stakeholders...more... It is with pleasure that I present these projects submitted by ITU Member States and other development partners for consideration by the ITU Connect Americas Summit to be held in Panama City, Panama from 17 -19 July 2012...more...
Brahima Sanou
Director, Telecommunication
Development Bureau
  The Connect Americas Summit builds on the success of three such preceding events: Connect Africa 2007, Connect CIS 2009, and Connect Arab 2012. The Summit which is organized by the International Telecommunication Union and is hosted by the Government of the Republic of Panama was preceded by two preparatory meetings that were held in Trinidad and Tobago, in March 2012, and in Mexico City, Mexico, in April 2012.
The priorities of the Americas region have been re-affirmed by the membership as the projects herein contained and submitted by stakeholders dovetail with regional initiatives adopted by the ITU Member States at the World Telecommunication Development Conference that was held in Hyderabad, India in 2010... more...