The panel will address the following two priority themes:
Theme I: which is related to the Commission´s mandate to assist the Economic and Social Council in the follow-up to the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS):
- Measuring the impact of information and communications technologies for development.
Theme II: which is related to the Commission´s traditional mandate on science and technology:
- Technologies to address challenges in areas such as agriculture and water.
In addition, the panel will address the follow-up to WSIS.
Findings and recommendations of the panel will be considered at the 14th session of the CSTD, to be held in May 2011.