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Project ID: 1177508796
Entity: Commonwealth Secretariat
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Activity: The International e-Partnership Summit (IePS)
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Activity description: The IePS was the largest promotional and engagement initiative undertaken so far under the CC programme. Its major objective was to communicate to the countries of the Commonwealth the work being done under the Commonwealth Connects umbrella. It was ultimately aimed at promoting effective global partnerships between the public and private sector in order to develop and implement strategies which will bridge the digital divide across the 53 countries of the Commonwealth. The Summit brought together very high-profile individuals from the public and private sector, including the President of India, civil society and academia.
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Entity from: International
 
Geographical coverage of the activity: International
 
WSIS action lines related to this activity:
Theme 1. The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development [ICT for sustainable development] [National e-strategies] [ICT in Parliaments] [E-participation] [Partnerships]
Theme 3. Access to information and knowledge
Theme 5. Building confidence and security in use of ICTs
Theme 6. Enabling environment
Theme 8. Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
Theme 9. Media
Theme 10. Ethical dimensions of the Information Society
Theme 11. International and regional cooperation
Theme 12. Achieving WSIS targets (PoA, Section B)
Theme 15. Towards WSIS Phase 2 (Tunis) (PoA, Section F)
 
Related MDGs:
MDG 1. Eradicate poverty and hunger
MDG 2. Achieve Universal Primary Education
MDG 3. Promote gender equality & empower women
MDG 4. Reduce child mortality
MDG 5. Improve maternal health
MDG 6. Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases
MDG 7. Ensure environmental sustainability
MDG 8. Develop a global partnership for development
 
Activity type: Conference, International Summit
Time scale: Completed
Partners: ComSec, CBC, COMNET-IT, CTO, COL, CBA, Commonwealth Foundation, Malta, Mozambique, Trinidad & Tobago

 

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