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Infopoverty World Conference
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Thursday, 21 April 2005
The Fifth Infopoverty World Conference will take place on May 12 and 13 2005 in New York (United Nations) and in parallel sessions connected by videoconference in Milan (Italy), Lima (Peru), Navajo Nation (United States) and other locations. The theme of the V Infopoverty World Conference, which has been included in the list of preliminary meetings to the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) will be: ACTORS AND STRATEGIES FOR DEVELOPMENT: DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY TO FIGHT POVERTY. This edition will illustrate the most powerful strategies of the main international stakeholders engaged in fighting poverty, empowered by the most recent ICT applications: the new frontiers of research, best practices, in the field of telemedicine, e-learning and e-government will be presented in a cross fertilization way, in order to create a critical mass to promote a socio-economical and cultural change toward an effective and generalized development: the presentation of the village in Borj Touil prepared for the WSIS 2005 in collaboration with the Government of Tunisia, UNESCO-Department of Information and Communication, ITU, FAO, the Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent, World Bank and others, will be one of the main points of the operational convergence among all the participants in the Conference.

Moreover, the Conference will be devoted also to evaluate the best strategies of reconstruction in the South-East Asian villages destroyed by the tsunami: the Conference will show how the most advanced and user-friendly technologies can really grant a concrete and durable development of this communities.

For further information, please contact:

OCCAM - Observatory for Cultural and Audiovisual Communication
Piazza Duomo, 21
20121 Milan (ITALY)
Tel.+39 0286991392
Fax +39 028057573
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