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    the Third Symposium on ICTs and Climate Change in Quito Ecuador on 8 10 July 2009 hosted by Centro Internacional de Investigación Científica en Telecomunicaciones Tecnologías de la Información y las Comunicaciones CITIC Ecuador Climate change has emerged as a worldwide concern and thus requires global cooperation ITU has joined in the efforts of the United Nations to Deliver as One in addressing climate change and is taking the lead in work on the relationship between ICTs and climate change As remarked by UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon ITU is one of the most important stakeholders in terms of climate change In 2007 at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bali Indonesia and at the 2008 Conference in Poznan Poland ITU highlighted the role of ICTs as an important element in reducing global greenhouse gas emissions Resolution 73 of The World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly WTSA 08 Johannesburg recognizes the crucial role of ICTs in addressing climate change and resolves to continue and further develop the ITU T work programme in this area as a high priority and in close collaboration with the other two ITU Sectors In addition Resolution 73 instructs the Director of the Telecommunication Standardization Bureau to organize related events in developing countries to raise awareness and identify their needs in this domain as they are the most vulnerable countries affected by climate change The ITU symposium on ICTs and Climate Change in Quito Ecuador will focus on issues of concern to developing countries and the Americas The symposium brings together key specialists in the field from top decision makers to engineers designers government officials regulators and others The topics to be discussed will include ICT policy frameworks the reduction of the carbon footprint of the ICT sector and of other sectors climate monitoring adaptation ICTs and

    Original URL path: http://www.digitalopportunity.org/events/itu-symposium-on-icts-and-climate-change (2016-02-17)
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    and other stakeholders not only from Asia Pacific but also from Africa Europe North America and the Middle East The Asia Media Summit will be held on 26 27 May 2009 in the popular Asian destination Macau The summit is an unique opportunity that affords participants from more than 50 countries a diversity of insights that can empower media organizations better address the changing preferences of citizens and audiences the

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    Lifelines EK duniya anEK awaaz Climate Change Action Appropriate Technology Choice OneWorld South Asia Info WSIS Forum 2009 The World Summit on the Information Society WSIS Forum 2009 will be held from 18 to 22 May 2009 at the ITU Headquarters Geneva Switzerland The event being organized by ITU UNESCO UNCTAD and UNDP builds upon the tradition of annual WSIS May meetings and its new format is a result of the open consultations with all WSIS Stakeholders The Forum will offer participants a series of diverse meetings including high level panels addressing critical issues to the WSIS implementation and follow up in multi stakeholder set ups WSIS action line facilitation meetings thematic workshops kick off meetings for new initiatives and projects speed exchanges facilitating networking among the participants and others Attendees will have structured opportunities to network to learn and to participate in the multi stakeholder discussions and consultations on the WSIS implementation WSIS Stakeholders interested in organizing a session or having a kick off meeting for a new initiative or ongoing project may contact the WSIS Team at wsis info itu int Live web casting will be provided in order to ensure broad participation of the WSIS Stakeholders in

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    Back for the third year the Government Technology Awards recognises best practice public sector technology programmes throughout Asia Pacific and the Gulf States Last year over 450 government education and healthcare organisations nominated themselves for the awards process which concluded with a gala awards dinner in Bali infront of 200 government officials and technology stakeholders But you have to nominate to win Take action and stand a great chance to

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    initiative harnessing the power of the 2 0 web and the energy of young innovators and activists will gather in Bangkok Thailand from 21 to 23 May 2009 to break new ground in creating a culture of peace using information and communication technologies We are bringing together the best and the brightest so that we can leverage the intersection of media and technology in the pursuit of mutual understanding and conflict mitigation said Abdul Waheed Khan UNESCO s Assistant Director General for Communication and Information Development of the Power of Peace platform an online site for the aggregation and distribution of various forms of content in support of a culture of peace will be the primary objective of the 2nd Global Forum It was at the 1st Global Forum in Bali Indonesia two years ago that the Power of Peace Network was launched Since then work has continued in the areas of peace education and conflict sensitive reporting An innovative online curriculum in peace and conflict studies for university students is currently under development It is being designed to evolve with changing trends and events and to be relevant to students and educators from any part of the world Also

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    to be held from 12 14 May 2009 under the auspices of Prime Minister Dr Ahmed Nazif The forum is organized by Arab Science and Technology Foundation ASTF in cooperation with Information Technology Industry Development Agency ITIDA Nile University and Abdu Latif Jameel Community Service Programs The international event will bring together entrepreneurs technology leaders corporate CEOs venture capitalists angel investors and leading investment and financial institutions in a bid to stimulate further investments in emerging technology and startup companies in the Arab World The meeting is expected to include presentations of the different programs in venture capital investments and third party support and social responsibility programs by major multinational corporations in the region In addition to the regular conference sessions and workshops the forum will organize a Private Investors Entrepreneurs Matchmaking session gathering a panel of investors from different Arab countries and startup companies to issue a list of Top 10 startups Ready for Investment This year s forum will also organize for the first time a Startups Demo Exhibition which is a great opportunity for Arab startup companies to present their achievements and expansion plans to investors and potential partners looking for new investment opportunities The previous forums

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    awaaz Climate Change Action Appropriate Technology Choice OneWorld South Asia Info eLearning Africa 2009 Meeting the networking needs of the pan African eLearning and distance education sector the annual eLearning Africa conference is the key networking venue for practitioners and professionals from Africa and all over the world eLA is the largest gathering of eLearning and distance education professionals in Africa enabling participants to develop multinational and cross industry contacts and partnerships as well as to enhance their knowledge expertise and abilities Delegates are high level policy and decision makers and practitioners from education business and government the three key areas driving eLearning adoption and innovation The conference is held in English and French It includes plenary sessions with world class experts smaller presentation and special focus sessions practical demonstrations and debates on specific topics as well as various informal networking opportunities where practitioners share their experiences ideas new information and perspectives At eLearning Africa 2008 over 1500 eLearning users newcomers providers and experts gathered during the three conference days at the Accra International Conference Centre in Accra Ghana Eighty percent of the participants came from African countries The conference programme featured the work of 315 Speakers and Chairpersons from

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    Change Action Appropriate Technology Choice OneWorld South Asia Info ICTD 2009 The 3rd IEEE ACM International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development ICTD2009 will be held 17 19 April 2009 in Doha Qatar The conference will act as a focal point for new scholarship in the field of ICTs and international development bringing together the latest ideas in the field from both technical and social science perspectives Alongside

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