75th Commission session Side Event on Expanding Internet Access for Inclusive Development

28 May 2019
Bangkok, Thailand
By invitation only

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), in collaboration with the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society of Thailand and Google, will organize a side event Expanding Internet Access for Inclusive Development, at the 75th Commission session, on Tuesday 28 May 2019 from 13:00-14:00pm in Conference Room 1 at the United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC) in Bangkok, Thailand.

With the increasing recognition that digital inclusion is an integral part of inclusive development, this side event aims to raise awareness and stimulate policy debate on innovative solutions and initiatives that have successfully promoted digital inclusion, such as the Net Pracharat in Thailand and Google Station in India and Indonesia.

Eminent speakers from the government and the private sector will introduce their innovative approaches and emerging best practices in extending Internet access and promoting digital inclusion. It is expected that such a policy discussion would contribute to the regional consensus building on “empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”, the theme (https://www.unescap.org/commission/75/themeStudy) of the 75th session of the Commission.

The event is organized to support the implementation of the Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway (AP-IS) initiative. By sharing knowledge and successful cases and practices, it is expected that innovative solutions will be scaled up, replicated and mainstreamed in many more countries through regional cooperation.

Additional information on the Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway can be accessed via https://www.unescap.org/our-work/ict-disaster-risk-reduction/asia-pacifi....

For more information on the Commission session, please visit: https://www.unescap.org/commission/75/.