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“Youth and ICT as Agents for Change”
Geneva (Switzerland)
24 to 26 September 2007

Thank you to our sponsors:
Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of the UAE GSM Association
The ITU invited all Youth Forums Alumni to apply for the Global Youth Forum on Youth and ICT for Development. The winners were granted a fellowship to participate in the Forum.  


The Global Alliance for ICT and Development (GAID) in collaboration with the ITU and other UN Agencies organised a Global Forum on Youth and ICT for Development to harness creativity and dynamism of the youth in the use and knowledge of ICTs for own benefit as well as for peers and communities to advance the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). .


Forum Objectives  
  • To actively engage youth in discussions with their peer representatives, policy makers, technology leaders and other stakeholders and catalyze action-oriented activities by multi-stakeholder partnerships on various issues including access, education, employment, etc..
  • To showcase youth-led initiatives such as  “For Youth, by Youth”.


Expected Outcomes  
  • • Youth networks to promote and provide support to ICT-led initiatives and policies that address concerns and priorities of the youth;
  • • An avenue for cooperation and collaboration in order to follow-up on proposed activities and initiatives;
  • Y• Youth awareness at the regional and national levels to energize the youth base and focus on youth issues;
  • Only ITU-Youth Forum Alumni (from 2001 to 2006)
  • Priority was given to Alumni who presented project(s) that have grown from ITU Youth Forum experience, interesting and useful to Global Youth Forum participants;
  • Alumni who justified the ICTs application to the benefit or their community.


List of Winners  
  • China : Mr Ran REN
  • Ecuador : Mr Angel Leonardo VALDIVIESO
  • Egypt : Reham ELFIKY
  • Ghana : Mr Kafui Amenu PREBBIE
  • Iran (Islamic Rep of) : Fatemeh AFGHAH
  • Ireland : Mr Patrick COSGRAVE
  • Mauritius : Ms Gyanee DEWNARAIN
  • Mongolia : Zolnamar DORJSEMBE
  • Netherlands : Hanane OUNA
  • Nigeria : Gbenga Olabisi SESAN
  • Sri Lanka : Peruma Vidana FERNANDO
  • United Arab Emirates : Mr Salem AL-MANSOORI


Additional Information  
Contact :

About Global Youth Forum:

Robert Hensler's Speach


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