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UNESCO/Club of Rome Conference on ICT for Capacity-Building in May in Paris

28-01-2005 (Paris)
UNESCO and the Club of Rome are co-organizing a three-day ”World Conference on Harnessing the Potential of ICT for Capacity Building” from 11 to 13 May at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France. The event is one of UNESCO’s thematic meetings in preparation for the second meeting of the World Summit on the Information Society (Tunis, Tunisia, 16-18 November 2005).
The Conference will discuss the use of information and communication technology (ICT), including satellites, for capacity-building, and its key strategic role for achieving the UN Millennium Development Goals and for building knowledge societies.

The Conference’s main focus is on new delivery methods of formal learning and other skills development. It gives particular attention to the special needs of marginalized groups in areas that are unreached by the traditional education systems but could be given access to new forms of education delivery through satellite technologies.

The results of the Conference will be made available to the participants of the second meeting of WSIS in Tunis through a Report including recommendations

The Conference will use the Global Development Learning Network (GDLN) of the World Bank Institute providing a unique opportunity for worldwide broadcasting. Using GDLN expertise in the use of satellite technology, the Conference will connect to experts and a diverse global audience to share experiences and to dialogue.

The Conference will be held under the patronage of leaders and decision-makers from governments, international organizations, private sector and civil society.
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