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Realising the potential of the internet to deliver global development and prosperity (WP1255)


This roundtable meeting provided an expert forum for up to 60 people including senior government officials, industry, NGOs, academics and other experts from a range of countries to discuss ways to maximise the use of the internet in the development context as a dynamic platform for innovation and economic growth.

The meeting:

  • investigated and deepened understanding of the development opportunities provided by a thriving internet
  • identified measures to bridge the digital divide and ensure equitable, safe and reliable access
  • considered what’s needed to ensure strong levels of cybersecurity in order to maintain end user and business confidence
  • explored ways to enhance co-operation and build trust between states, regional and multi-lateral bodies and non-state actors

Further information

Conference on Freedom of expression online: identifying and addressing challenges and developing a shared vision and a working partnership

The Role of Internet in Global Development by Satyan Mishra, Co-Founder, Drishtee

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