The idea is to move
from the so-called “perpetual pilot project syndrome” to projects that can make
a difference on the ground and to challenge delegates to provide real world,
deployable ICT solutions for development and to encourage practitioners and
high-level participants to brainstorm real world ICT driven solutions, which
will meet development challenges head-on.
Forum aims to:
• bring stakeholders together to examine concrete projects, proposals and models
that will help integrate least developed countries into the global economy
through the effective deployment of information communication technologies
• bring together decision makers from stakeholder organisations and engage them
in fruitful discussions that will hopefully lead to commitments that can be
implemented on the ground.
• find innovative solutions to the problem of under-development and to set the
stage for replicating solutions or projects that have worked elsewhere.
• There is consensus amongst the international community that ICTs are important
for sustainable economic development and instrumental in achieving the
Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
• ICTs when viewed through the prism of the Millennium Development Goals have
the potential to create new opportunities especially for those in the least
developed country category, who have thus far been excluded from gains in human
• If properly harnessed the fruits of the unprecedented pace and scale of global
flows in information, products, capital, people and ideas, are limitless
Providing a Rare
This Forum will provide a rare opportunity for key players to come together not
only to discuss but also to map out practical strategies for deploying ICT
projects for development. The Forum is a complete departure from past such
forums where the end product has tended to be reports and expressions of