Theme 2014: "
Broadband for Sustainable Development"

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day was established to help raise awareness on the possibilities that the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) can bring socio-economic development for the ways to bridge the digital divide and achieve the MDGs.

The 2014 theme is’ “Broadband for Sustainable Development”, which  aims to harness the catalytic role of ICTs in achieving sustainable development

More information on WTISD 2014 is on the ITU website.

The International Telecommunication Union has requested that practical steps be taken to further national and domestic policies to accelerate the roll-out of broadband and to make it more affordable and accessible to all citizens, as a means of empowering them with information and knowledge to meet their aspirations and to achieve the overall goals of sustainable development. through the following actions:.

  • Develop and adopt national policies and plans promoting the roll-out of broadband networks, applications and services.
  • Prioritize the implementation of policies that promote the deployment of broadband, as part of a broader vibrant and diversified ICT sector.
  • Ensure broadband connectivity and digital inclusion for all, through broadband backhaul, wireless or wireline, and including satellite communications.
  • Develop and implement national policies to restructure current education systems and infrastructure
The National Computer Board which operates under the aegis of the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology is organising a workshop to mark the “World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2014” on the 15th May 2014. The workshop will  focus on broadband infrastructure & technology and on broadband as a facilitator for community empowerment, E-education & lifelong learning.

Click “hereto download the programme for the Workshop

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