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  Digital Opportunity Forum 2006

The conference aims to bring together practitioners, researchers and experts from academies and governments to commemorate the inauguration of the official Korea IT Learning program (KOIL) alumni network as "Digital Opportunity Forum" and to discuss the themes of International Cooperation in ICT development and the Digital Opportunity Index (DOI). The conference invitation letter outlines the conference and presents its objectives.

     Digital Transformations in the Information Society conference (2006)

The ITU Strategy and Policy Unit (SPU) in collaboration with London Business School (LBS) hold in Geneva in June 2006 a joint conference on the measurement of ICTs and the macro-, micro- and meso-impact of ICTs in the Information Society. This event brought answers to some of the more pressing issues raised by Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) exploring the impact of ICTs in industry, firms, growth and productivity: what is the real meaning of the digital divide? Can investment in ICTs help to reduce the productivity gap? Are countries really at a disadvantage through falling behind in take-up of ICTs?

   Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships for Bridging the Digital Divide (2005)

The objective of the WSIS Thematic Meeting (Seoul, Korea, June 2005) was to provide a forum for the presentation of successful multi-stakeholder partnerships for bridging the digital divide and stimulating debate on the institutional, economic, political and social conditions that contribute to or impede their success. The meeting also further encouraged the development of the composite Digital Opportunity Index (DOI).

    Building Digital Bridges (2004)

ITU convened in Busan, Korea in September 2004 a small group of policy makers, telecommunication providers, regulators, academics, statisticians and various other experts, serving in an individual capacity, who can discuss the best ways to measure the digital divide through ICT data collection and compilation into ICT indices and implement new communication technologies with the goal of expanding access to ICTs. Through these discussions, the workshop has helped build a foundation of tools that can be used to promote ICT access throughout the world, first by identifying areas of acute need, and then by applying technological solutions to reach unserved users throughout the world.


Outcomes
  Digital Opportunity Index 

The Digital Opportunity Index is a composite index has been created from a set of eleven internationally-agreed core ICT indicators (established by the Partnership on Measurement of the Information Society). It measures access to telecommunications and digital opportunity in 180 economies worldwide and considers the policy implications for the further evolution of the Information Society, and is one of the two indices endorsed in the WSIS Tunis Agenda.

  World Information Society Report 2006

“The World Information Society Report” is the first edition in a series of reports that will monitor the development of the Information Society worldwide. In particular, this new series will chart progress towards the implementation of the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) and WSIS targets. This report has been prepared in response to the World Summit on the Information Society, held in Geneva in 2003 and Tunis in 2005.

       Executive Summary

  Building Digital Bridges Report (September 2005)

The background papers and case studies included in the Building Digital Bridges report shed light on different strategies to bridge the digital divide. Whether through the collection and analysis of ICT data, the use of partnership mechanisms or the deployment of emerging technologies, governments in developed and developing countries have made inroads in closing the gap between the have and have-nots, but much still remains to be done. As stated in the WSIS Declaration of Principles, creating an inclusive information society can only be the result of digital solidarity including all stakeholders.

        Executive Summary


 

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