G3ict - Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies, G3ict, is a flagship advocacy initiative of UN-GAID, the United Nations Global Alliance for ICT and Development. Initiated in December 2006 by W2i, the Wireless Internet Institute, G3ict is a public-private partnership dedicated to facilitating the implementation around the world of the Digital Accessibility Agenda defined by the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). G3ict was incorporated in 2008 as a 501 (c)(3) not for profit corporation in the State of Georgia, United States, where it maintains an office in Atlanta. Significant financial support to G3ict comes from corporate and institutional sponsors, such as IBM, Microsoft, AT&T, Time Warner Cable, Air France, Samsung, The Mozilla Foundation, Dominic Foundation, TecAccess, InternetSpeech, and W2i.
Axel Leblois spent over 20 years at the helm of information technology companies in the United States including as CEO of Computerworld Communications, CEO of IDC - International Data Corporation, President of Bull HN Worldwide Information Systems - formerly Honeywell Information Systems, CEO of ExecuTrain and President of W2i, the Wireless Internet Institute. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars on ICT accessibility for persons with disabilities organized for policy makers, civil society and the private sector to foster collaboration among multiple stakeholders. In his capacity, Mr. Leblois oversees all the publishing, capacity building and advocacy activities of G3ict. Axel Leblois served as a Senior Special Fellow of UNITAR, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research, and is a founding trustee of its North American affiliate CIFAL Atlanta. He served as chairman of the board of the Atlanta International School and is currently chairman of the board of CASIE, the Center for the Advancement and Study of International Education and a trustee of the Clarkston Development Foundation. Mr. Leblois holds an MBA from INSEAD and is a graduate of Sciences Po Paris.