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Global ICT Forum for Least Developed Countries (LDCs)
ICT STAKEHOLDER FORUM: Special Focus on LDCs
07-09 July, 2004
Pointe aux Piments, Mauritius

 

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Hosted by:


Ministry of IT &
Telecommunications,
Mautitius


The First Global ICT Forum for Least Developed Countries (LDCs), co-organized by ITU and the Commonwealth Business Council will be held in Mauritius from 7-9 July 2004. It will bring together high-level decision makers to identify innovative development solutions and practical strategies for deploying Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) projects to help integrate the poorest countries into the global economy.

Organised by:


The International
Telecommunication
Union

The Global Forum is an essential step in meeting the targets for improved access and connectivity by 2015, endorsed by 175 Member States at the first phase of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). In order to achieve the vision of a global inclusive information society, as outlined by the WSIS Declaration of Principles and Plan of Action, the needs of the least developed countries must be accounted for. The scale and magnitude of this challenge makes partnership building essential.


Commonwealth
Business Council


Hamadoun I. Touré
Director, BDT

"To leverage the potential of ICTs for sustainable universal access, a coordinated approach by all those involved is of paramount importance," said Hamadoun Touré, Director of the ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau. "The Global Forum provides a platform for the sharing of experiences and ideas, and the mapping out and coordination of strategies that can help the least developed countries in their effort to attain and even go beyond the Millennium Development Goals set to be achieved by 2015. Our actions must be complimentary to each other if the outcome is to be successful."

Supported by:


Commonwealth
Secretariat
 

The Forum, hosted by the Government of Mauritius, and held in association with the E-Africa Commission (NEPAD), will be opened by Mr Deelchand Jeeha, Mauritius’ Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunications, Mr Hamadoun I. Toure, Director of ITU’s Telecommunication Development Bureau, Dr Mohan Kaul, CEO, Commonwealth Business Council, Dr Henry Chasia, E-Africa Commission, and the Honourable Paul Raymond Bérenger, Prime Minister of Mauritius.

The event will attract government ministers and senior officials dealing with ICT for development, senior decision makers from donor agencies, intergovernmental organizations, NEPAD Secretariat and E-Africa Commission, business leaders and representatives from NGOs and civil society.
 

With:


E-Africa Commission
(NEPAD)

 

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