ICT Solutions for SDGs: Focus on Robots, Drones & Virtual & Augmented Reality

ITU and Partners

Session 331

14:30–16:15, Thursday, 22 March 2018 Room K1, ITU Montbrillant Thematic Workshop Speakers/Panellists  Link to WSIS Action Lines  Link to SDGs 

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This panel brings together diverse Robotics, Drones, VR & AR visionaries/entrepreneurs to discuss the concept and innovation of their technology and how it contributes to the advancement in line with the SDGs.


Disclaimer: The ICT Solutions for SDGs: Focus on Robots, Drones, Virtual and Augmented Reality  is an attempt to bring in new communities and innovation to the WSIS Forum we have conducted research for 3 months and put together a track on ICT Solution for SDGs looking at various aspects.

Please note that this panel does not indicate the work being done by the ITU but an attempt to bring new stakeholders to the WSIS Process - these are mostly innovators who are using new technologies for SDGs.


Jean Phillipe Mohammed Sangaré of SSVAR


• Joel Kaiser of WeRobotics

• Jean Phillipe Mohammed Sangaré of SSVAR

• Fanny (BAS) Kane of CartONG

• Marlyn Tadros of Virtual Activism

• Sandra Bialystok of Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD)

• Felix Gaedtke of NowHere Media

Session's link to WSIS Action Lines

  • AL C7 e-Gov logo C7. ICT Applications: E-government
  • 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
  • AL C7 e-Sci logo C7. ICT Applications: E-science

Innovators and Entrepreneurs will discuss how their technological efforts contributes to health, medicine, education. The future for technology will also be discussed. 

Session's link to Sustainable Development Process

  • Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth logo Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
  • Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure logo Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  • Goal 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions logo Goal 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies


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