Saturday, August 16, 2008

Education and Development Forum to be held in Armenia

Dates: October 21-24, 2008
Location: Yerevan, Republic of Armenia
Focus: Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), with special emphasis on access, connectivity and local content.

The forum provides a platform for 300 young people across the globe to learn about ICTs and challenges them to develop initiatives that address the UN Millennium Development Goals through ICT. Forum topics will underline the basic needs and tools required for innovation and will highlight some of the best practices in the areas of ICT access, connectivity, and local content. The forum will also include discussions about nontraditional funding sources for new innovations and demonstrate creative ways to include young people in the process of innovating and implementing ICTs.

Throughout the forum, participants will have the opportunity to hear presentations from policy makers, private sector executives, and area experts and to engage them in informal discussions. Participants will also work with their peers to draft innovative solutions to ICT development and implementation challenges.

For more information about the forum topics and organization, click here.

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