The producer/consumer (Prosumer) movement and ICT for poverty reduction

Zamen Salamati co.

Session 255

13:15–14:00, Monday, 12 June 2017 Room C1, ITU Tower Thematic Workshop

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The solutions for using various ICT technologies for making small Business

Tody, large sum of the world population are living with poverty. It means they have not access to many products and services that they would. The commercial society have tried to reduce the prices, specially when the products and goods are produced in some countries that the costs are lower. But still they are enough expensive that many would not have access to many of these services. So, while we would try to reduce powerty worldwide, solutions for reduction of income expences gap by producing and offrring the cheaper goods and services. The ICTs now can promote this issue, by developing the virtual ecosystems that reduce the costs of products and to offer cheaper services for the population. In this session the methods to setup s ecosystem and the methods to find access to these ecosystems as a producer and/or consumer will be described and also the notion so called prosumption will be explained. And role of ICT in prosumption will be described.


Dr Reza Assadi


  • Dr Reza Assadi, MD, PhD
  • Dr Bahareh Fazeli, MD, PhD


Session's link to WSIS Action Lines

  • AL C2 logo C2. Information and communication infrastructure
  • AL C3 logo C3. Access to information and knowledge
  • AL C4 logo C4. Capacity building
  • AL C7 e-Bus logo C7. ICT Applications: E-business
  • AL C7 e-Lea logo C7. ICT Applications: E-learning
  • AL C7 e-Hea logo C7. ICT Applications: E-health

Session's link to Sustainable Development Process

  • Goal 1: No poverty logo Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • Goal 5: Gender equality logo Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production logo Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns


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