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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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Empowering Minds: Unleashing Future ICT Generations through Capacity Building - List of Projects Proposals

Low level of ICT awareness and ICT literacy, and high cost of ICT equipment are major risk factors in meeting the targets of the World Summit on the Information Society. These factors often translate into low usage; and hence, lower chances for sustainability.

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