The International Policy Dialogue will contribute to the
second phase of the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) in Tunis by
stressing the growing importance of mainstreaming ICTs for Development and the
crucial role of the private sector to tap the full potential of information
and communications technologies.
Aim of the conference is to provide a significant input to the global ICTs for
Development debate, facilitating the identification of those best practices
comprising a road map towards favourable conditions for mainstreaming ICTs for
Development efforts. Within this context, the conference will focus on two
main issues: the policy framework for private sector investment on the one
hand and the relevance of ICTs in achieving the ambitious goals set by the
international community in the Millennium Declaration on the other.
The International Policy Dialogue “Mainstreaming ICTs for Development: the Key
Role of the Private Sector” will be convened by the Development Policy Forum
of InWEnt, Capacity Building International, Germany, in cooperation with the
German Federal Government, represented by the Federal Ministry for Economic
Cooperation and Development (BMZ), in collaboration with the Federal Foreign
Office (AA) and the Federal Ministry of Economics and Labour (BMWA).
Participation is free of charge, however, participants are expected to cover their
travel and accommodation costs.