The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe will co-organise a Regional Workshop on Resilient ICT Connectivity for the Knowledge Economy, SDGs and the WSIS Goals, on 20-21 September 2016, in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
The objective of the workshop is to strengthen the national capacity of the UN Special Programme for the Economies of Central Asia (SPECA) countries in enhancing e-resilience for the development of the knowledge economy and the achievement of the goals of the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Agenda and of the World Summit on the Information Society. Discussions will be held on the emerging issues of resilient ICT connectivity as a basis for the knowledge economy and knowledge-based development, as well as on how to enhance e-resilience in network design, make more efficient use of ICT for emergency communication, and reduce the impact of disasters on businesses and governments, within the context of achieving internationally agreed goals of the 2030 Agenda and the WSIS.
The workshop will bring together ICT, economic and disaster management ministries and authorities in the SPECA countries, representatives of United Nations agencies and programmes, relevant international and regional organisations, international financial institutions, donors, as well as representatives of the private sector and the academic community.
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