G3ict Solutions Salon on ICT Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities during the GAID Global Forum 2010
Abu Dhabi, UAE
December 5-6, 2010
On 5-6 December 2010, the Global Alliance for ICT and Development (GAID) held its 5th annual Global Forum ‘Information and Communication Technologies for achieving the Millennium Development Goals: Moving from Advocacy to Action’ at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu-Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The Forum convened relevant stakeholders for an action-oriented dialogue on emerging issues and challenges in the field of ICT for development. Throughout the two days, the participants performed a collective ‘reality check’ on the progress made thus far in using ICT to achieve the MDGs and what still needs to be done to ensure that ICT fulfill their vast potential for accelerating development.
The Forum was attended by over 250 participants including high-level government officials, representatives of United Nations agencies, the private sector, civil society, academia and experts in the field of ICT for development. The forum was also broadcast live to the world using the Livestream web channel, allowing those who could not travel to the event a chance to engage in the proceedings remotely.
The more detailed summary of proceedings, presentations and video archive sessions from the event are now available on our website (www.un-gaid.org
) . GAID Secretariat has also set up an Online Follow-up Discussion group on each solution salon for its community members to continue engaging in the ongoing discussion on ICT solutions for MDGs. The direct URL are listed below for your reference: Summary of Proceedings: http://bit.ly/fiqXBA
Online Discussion Group on ICT4MDGs Saloution Salons: http://bit.ly/eQO7RZ Presentations and Archived Videos from Global Forum 2010: http://bit.ly/i9Is8w