Workshop on Investment in the ICT Sector

Details of the organization
UNESCWA (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia)
International organizations

Information about the project
Workshop on Investment in the ICT Sector
The main objective of the meeting was to provide ESCWA countries with a better understanding of policies, strategies, mechanisms, modalities and tools for promoting ICT investments. The workshop covered the following topics: a) Policies, strategies and mechanisms for boosting investment in the ICT sector; b) Complementarities of the public and private sectors in financing ICT initiatives; c) Framework for promoting ICT investments at the national and regional levels; d) Venture capital, angel financing and entrepreneurship in the ICT sector; e) Striking the right balance between entrepreneurs and investors; f) Investments during an economic recession; and g) Best investment practices.
Regional implementation
Completed from 5/5/2009 to 7/5/2009

WSIS information
* The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
      * ICT for sustainable development
      * National e-strategies
      * Partnerships
* Information and communication infrastructure
* Access to information and knowledge
* ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
      * E-business
         * Enabling environment
         * SME competitiveness
         * Technology and innovation
         * Supply chains and outsourcing
  • Eradicate poverty and hunger
  • Develop a global partnership for development
  • Training initiative
The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? No