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ASEM Workshop on ICT for Development

From: Stephane Boyera <boyera@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2008 12:20:10 +0200
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To: public-mw4d@w3.org

An ASEM Workshop on ICT for Development, co-organised by the European 
Commission and the Lao PDR government, will be held from 8  9 December 
2008 in Vientiane, Lao PDR.
ASEM is an interregional forum which consists of the European 
Commission, the twenty-seven members of the European Union (EU), the ten 
countries of ASEAN, P.R. of China, Japan, South Korea and, as of 2008, 
the ASEAN secretariat, India, Mongolia, and Pakistan.

The considerable contribution of ICTs to socio-economic development and 
poverty reduction has been widely recognised by the international 
community, including the ASEM ICT Ministerial Meeting in Hanoi in 
November 2006. International development cooperation will be among the 
topics on the agenda of the 7th ASEM Summit which will be held in 
Beijing on 24-25 October 2008.

The ASEM workshop on ICT for Development will aim to facilitate the 
exchange of best practices and lessons learned at national and 
international level involving key players in the ICT4D area which should 
lead to the identification of concrete cooperation projects.  This is 
why a mix of government, NGOs and private sector representatives is 
expected for this seminar. It will also have as one of its objectives to 
reach an agreement on an ASEM roadmap that would give recommendations on 
ICT for development priorities for the coming years that could lead to 
concrete development initiatives.

As part of the ASEM workshop we will also celebrate the launch of the 
TransEurasia Information Network 3 (TEIN 3), an ASEM initiative that 
provides high speed data interconnections for all research and education 
communities in Asia, to Europe and beyond

The draft programme of the seminar is attached to this e-mail for your 

Should you or other representatives be interested to participate to the 
event and for further information on this event please contact Mr. 
Jean-Yves Roger at the European Commission / DG Information Society and 
Media (Email: Jean-Yves.Roger@ec.europa.eu)
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