Event:

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

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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

Date:
Tue 30 April - Wed 1 May, 2013
Venue:

Geneva, Switzerland

Event no:
WP1255
Themes:
Global economy, Sustainable development and the environment
Tags:
cyber, cyber security, development, internet, prosperity

Published outputs

Programme

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Report

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Contacts

Julia Purcell: Programme Director

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