Connect americans 2012

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Connect Americas 2012
17 July, 2012
Date: 17- 19 July 2012
Country / City: Panama, Panama City
Overview: The Summit is organized by the International Telecommunication Union and is hosted by the Government of the Republic of Panama. Connect Americas is part of ITU's Connect the World Series, an ambitious initiative aimed at connecting the unconnected by the year 2015.
The overall objective of the Connect Americas is to mobilize the human, financial and technical resources required to close Information and Communication Technology gaps in the region.

The Summit offers a venue for leaders from the public and private sectors as well as international and regional financing and development agencies to network face-to-face and forge new partnerships. It is preceded by a preparatory process during which ICT development projects and project holders are identified, as well as partners and donors willing to contribute to the implementation of the selected projects, with a view to enhance the deployment of ICT networks, applications and services within the region.
The Summit features discussion panels and roundtables focusing on the challenges posed to emerging and transition economies in harnessing the full potential of ICTs. Bold decisions and commitments will be announced on multi-stakeholder partnerships to meet these challenges.
About ITU: Based in Geneva, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is the leading United Nations agency for ICT with 191 member states and more than 700 sector members and associates. ITU's role is to enable the global growth and sustained development of ICT. In addition, ITU organizes international telecom events like WSIS and Telecom Africa.

Learn More: Connect Americas 2012
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