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Connect Americas 2012

Making a Difference in the Americas Region Through ICTs: Projects and Initiatives

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The Connect Americas Summit builds on the success of three such preceding events: Connect Africa 2007, Connect CIS 2009, and Connect Arab 2012. The Summit which is organized by the International Telecommunication Union and is hosted by the Government of the Republic of Panama was preceded by two preparatory meetings that were held in Trinidad and Tobago, in March 2012, and in Mexico City, Mexico, in April 2012. This report focuses on the five Regional Initiatives for the Americas region which are Emergency Telecommunications, Digital Broadcasting, Broadband, Reduction of Internet Access Costs and Human Capacity Building on ICTs.

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Preface

The Connect Americas Summit represents an unparalleled platform to mobilize human, financial and technical resources to boost Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in the region through the establishment of strategic partnerships among regional stakeholders.

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