Meeting: WSIS Action Line C7 e-Business &
20 May 2009, 16:00 -
ITU Headquarters, Room C2
information and communications technology (ICT)
is important for economic and social
development is today widely acknowledged.
Nonetheless, the specific links between ICT
and poverty alleviation remain little
studied. This meeting will focus on how
e-business can help reduce the negative
aspects of poverty.
discussion will seek answers to such
the main ways in which greater use of
ICT by businesses can reduce poverty?
applications (mobile telephony, PCs, the
Internet) may be the most effective in
role can governments; international
agencies and other stakeholders play?
ensure that e-business and ICT are
properly reflected into development
will be organized in the form of an
interactive debate with invited speakers
representing various stakeholders,
moderated by Mr Alan Greenberg.
Ilari Lindy, Senior Adviser,
Information Society for Development,
Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
Fouad Riaz Bajwa, ICT4D Researcher,
Gerry Morgan Foundation, Pakistan
Carlos Afonso, Director, Brazil's
Information Network for the Third Sector
(RITS) and founder of the Association
for Progressive Communications
Irene Mia, Senior Economist, World
Economic Forum (WEF)
Raphaël Dard, Adviser, e-Business -
Mobile Solutions", International Trade
information, please contact Ms Cecile
Barayre, UNCTAD (ICT4D@unctad.org)
The global patronage: an equitable
scheme for financing Digital Works -
Dr. Francis Muguet, KNIS, Research
Département des Systèmes
d'Information Université de Genève
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