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Project ID: 1251102269
Entity: UNESCWA (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia)
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Activity: Workshop on Investment in the ICT Sector
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Activity description: 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.
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Entity from: International
Geographical coverage of the activity: Regional
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] [Partnerships]
Theme 2. Information and communication infrastructure
Theme 3. Access to information and knowledge
Theme 7. ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life [E-business] [Enabling environment] [SME competitiveness] [Technology and innovation] [Supply chains and outsourcing]
Related MDGs:
MDG 1. Eradicate poverty and hunger
MDG 8. Develop a global partnership for development
Activity type: Training initiative
Time scale: Completed: 5/5/2009 - 7/5/2009
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