The Partner2Connect Digital Coalition is a multistakeholder alliance launched by ITU in close cooperation with the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Technology, and in line with the UN Secretary-General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation, to foster meaningful connectivity and digital transformation globally, with a focus on but not limited to hardest- to-connect communities in Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

Partner2Connect (P2C) Digital Development Roundtable

The Partner2Connect (P2C) Digital Development Roundtable will be an open global event spanning over three days from 7 – 9 June 2022 in Kigali, Rwanda. The Roundtable is an integral part of the World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC) and will be held in a hybrid format.

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The Partner2Connect Digital Coalition is a game-changing opportunity to take a holistic approach, catalyze new partnerships, and mobilize the resources needed to connect those who are still offline. P2C will open new avenues for stakeholders who understand that collaboration is the only way through which we will ever tackle a challenge of this scale and magnitude. I am calling on all players and partners to join P2C and work together so we can achieve our goal of meaningfully connecting those 2.9 billion people who are still offline.

Doreen Bogdan-Martin,
Director, Telecommunication Development Bureau, ITU

Aligned with...

UN Common Agenda
P2C is aligned with the WSIS Action Lines and the SDGS, and it has been developed in close cooperation with the Office of the Secretary General’s Envoy on Technology. P2C will support the implementation of the United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation and the United Nations Secretary General’s report: “Our Common Agenda”.

To join the Partner2Connect Digital Coalition and to find out more, please contact us at partner2connect@itu.int

Principles

The Partner2Connect Digital Coalition embodies the following principles:

  • Inclusion
  • Partnership
  • SDG-focused digital development
 
 

Focus Areas

The Partner2Connect Digital Coalition works to ensure that people everywhere, and in particular in LDCs, LLDCs, and SIDS can access and use digital connectivity to transform lives, communities, and society, through the following focus areas:

  • Connecting people everywhere
  • Empowering communities
  • Building digital ecosystems
  • Incentivizing investments
Connecting People
ACCESS
Connecting people everywhere
Empowering communities
ADOPTION
Empowering communities
Building digital ecosystems
VALUE CREATION
Building digital ecosystems
Incentivizing investments
ACCELERATE
Incentivizing investments

Meet the Leaders of the P2C Digital Coalition

Each of the four Focus Areas of the P2C Digital Coalition are represented by 5 entities who will act as the Focus Area Leaders of the Coalition. The entities include Governments, Private sector (including philanthropic organizations), UN agencies and other international or regional organizations (including Multilateral Development Banks), Civil society and Youth Groups.
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The Partner2Connect Digital Coalition brings together multistakeholder partners who understand that ‘building back better with broadband’ will open up huge new opportunities; partners who understand that collaboration is the only way we will ever tackle a challenge of this scale and magnitude; and partners who understand that working together to build something bigger than we could achieve alone will mean rewards for everyone; industry, government, development agencies, and most importantly of all, people.

Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Director, Telecommunication Development Bureau, ITU