In this digital age, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is reshaping the lives of the people. It has facilitated growth and development and at the same time created opportunities for the different sectors in our society. However, not everyone has the access or the skills for the available digital resources. With this socioeconomic disparity among the people, there is a definite call to accelerate digital inclusion through innovative solutions across all industries – the very purpose of the Summit.
Organized by International Communication Union (ITU), Department of Science and Technology – Information and Communications Technology Office (DOST-ICTO) Philippines, Asian Development Bank, Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST), and Telecentre Foundation, the Digital Strategies for Development Summit 2015 is set to take place at the Waterfront Hotel, Cebu City, Philippines on September 22-24, 2015. With the theme “Accelerating Inclusive Development through ICT Innovation“, the Summit aims to provide a platform for high level participants from policy makers, regulators telecentre operators and managers and NGOs, content and services developers and providers, public sector, industry, academia and regional/international development partners to foster dynamic and strategic discussions, sharing of information, real experiences and best practices on ICT innovation. DSDS 2015 will also have an exhibit of existing ICT solutions to address emerging challenges in promoting rural development with a special focus on youth, and women and SMEs relative to entrepreneurship and employment.
And as a special treat to Telecentres, partners and community members, registration is FREE until September 18, 2015. To avail of the free registration, just follow this link and complete the registration form. For more details, email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.