Tag Archives: collaboration

Governance in the Information Age

Times have changed. Governance in the Information Age has evolved, however access to information remains a crucial element in the effort to increase accountability and transparency and to cultivate trust among citizens and their governments. A leading organization in this field is the OpenGov Foundation. The OpenGov Foundation was created from the success generated by […]

Engaging Civil Society in the ICT Sector

International Information and Communication Technology (ICT) policy-making is made up of multiple stakeholders – governments, private sector, civil society, intergovernmental and international organizations – all of whom have an interest in ensuring its continued development. In order to realize an effective and productive Information Society, we must ensure that the diverse views of all constituents […]

WSIS+10 HIGH-LEVEL EVENT: PRE-EVENT MEETINGS 9TH June 2014

The pre-event meetings on 9 June 2014, on the eve of the WSIS High-Level event, will give us an opportunity to take stock of achievements, brainstorm on future outcomes and build a common vision beyond 2015. The WSIS+10 Pre-Event Meetings are scheduled to be organized at ITU (Montbrillant and Varembé Buildings), where the WSIS Forum […]

Advancing ICT Accessibility with ITU

In February 2007 Craig Barrett, then Chairman of Intel, invited ITU, several other international organizations and a small group of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) – including our nascent organization, the Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs (G3ict) – to present their plans to promote the adoption of information and communication technologies (ICTs) among disenfranchised populations.  Our mission […]

Reducing driver distraction with ICTs

Inappropriate use of information and communication technologies (ICTs), especially mobile phones, is a chief culprit behind driver distraction and road accidents, and with automobile manufacturers scrambling to develop a “connected” driving experience, the ICT and automotive industries are becoming ever more closely entwined. However, this integration of cars and ICTs need not come at the […]

A new season of cooperation between ICANN and ITU

The World Conference on International Telecommunications (#WCIT-12) currently taking place in Dubai is now in full swing. A number of high ranking officials and dignitaries are in attendance at the conference, including Mohamed Nasser Al-Ghanim, Director-General of the UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority and Chairman of the Conference; Fadi Chehadé, President and CEO of the Internet […]