Short courses for Permanent Missions in Geneva
ICTs for Development
Palais des Nations, Geneva (Room XXV)
Thursday, 14 June 2012 (10:00 to 13:00)

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are increasingly opening up new opportunities to address global development challenges. Thanks to the rapid diffusion of mobile telephone and Internet access more people than ever before are becoming connected. Rapid shifts in the market and in technology are providing a stiff challenge to governments to ensure that the benefits from the evolving ICT landscape are adequately sequenced into economic development strategies.

This short course on ICT for development will examine recent trends and explore how governments and their development partners can leverage ICTs with a view to developing their private sectors, promote trade and fight poverty. It will also present the role of UNCTAD in this context, and highlight how the efforts of the United Nations to mainstream ICTs in the organization’s overall work on development.

Delivered by: Division on Technology and Logistics


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