CSTD-GAID panel on ICT for Development – A follow up to the World Summit on the Information Society
22 May 2007
Palais des Nations

Key Issues

The objective of the Panel is to introduce cutting-edge, innovative knowledge, experiences, expertise and best practice in the implementation of the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).

This will be accomplished by drawing on contributions from all stakeholders, including governments, international organizations, businesses, NGOs, academia.


The sessions will take place in a roundtable format. Each session will comprise a panel of 4-5 discussion leaders and a moderator.


Session 1

  • How are innovative uses of ICT concretely contributing to achieving individual goals and targets?
    Moderator: Ms. Maria Cattaui, Member of the Board, Petroplus Holdings, Switzerland; Member of the Board, ICT4Peace Foundation

Session 2

  • What will it take to stimulate and support ICT innovation in developing countries?
    Moderator: Ms. Hilary Bowker, CNN

Session 3

  • What innovative uses of ICT and partnerships are delivering e-government services?
    Moderator: Mr. Abdul Waheed Khan, UNESCO

Session 4

  • Are there ICT innovations that are truly making "value at the bottom of the pyramid"?
    Moderator: Ms. Ketty Kay, BBC


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