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ITU TELECOM AMERICAS Forum Session "Digital Inclusion"
Which strategies and technologies are most effective in extending access?

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Geneva, 23 September 2005

What: Forum Business & Strategies Session 3: Digital Inclusion
When: Wednesday, 5 October, 2005, 15:00—16:20
Where: Xangó 1 room, Bahia Convention Centre, Salvador da Bahia, Brazil
Why: In the last decade, the level of access to basic telephony and advanced telecommunication services in the Americas has accelerated, but penetration still falls short of developed countries. Government strategies that include information and communication technologies as a means to achieve social and economic development goals need to be based on the principle of inclusion. What types of strategies can be implemented to promote digital inclusion? Which ICTs work best, based on current infrastructure and the needs of the Americas region?
Who: Keynote speakers for this session:
  • His Excellency Mr José Ortiz Rivera, Ministro, Ministerio de Transportes y Comunicaciones, Peru
  • Mr Clovis José Baptista Neto, Executive Secretary, Inter-American Telecommunication Commission, CITEL
  • Confirmed panelists include:

  • Ms Soraya Solabarriets, Secretaria General, Comisión Nacional de Telecomunicaciones (CONATEL), Honduras
  • Mr Rafael Esmeraldo Luchéis Ramacciotti, Secretary Science, Technology and Innovation, State of Bahia, Brazil
  • Professor Peter Yu, Associate Professor of Law, College of Law, Michigan State University, United States
  • Dr Gillian Marcelle, Principal Consultant, Technology for Development, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Accreditation for journalists and industry analysts is available here. Online registration for visitors and Forum participants is available here.
    For more information on forum Business and Strategies Sessions see detailed backgrounder here.

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