ICT VILLAGE THE WORLD
INFOPOVERTY WORLD CONFERENCES
The Infopoverty World Conference started in 2001 on the wave of the proclamation of the Millennium Development Goals and points out yearly the new developments, introducing especially the most innovative solutions and the best practices elaborated by the United Nations system, governments and the civil society.
The Conference addressed, in these 14 years of activity, all of the issues related to the Millennium Development Goals, with more than 1,700 speakers and about 2,000 solutions proposals linked to the digital innovation, it gave birth to 850 projects in coordination with over 1800 public and private institutions in more than 60 countries.
The Infopoverty World Conference represents, for its continuity, operational capability, strong interoperability with the UN system and unique in its kind, a global forum on the digital revolution in continuous development due to its Infopoverty community, formed by leading experts, academics, opinion leaders, managers, government officials, philanthropists and artists.
Infopoverty is a common platform aiming at fighting poverty through the innovative use of the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), able to provide broadband services such as telemedicine, e-learning, e-government, etc. to disadvantaged communities. Infopoverty is a Programme born in the ambit of the United Nations and coordinated by OCCAM, the Observatory for Cultural and Audiovisual Communication created by UNESCO in 1997. The Infopoverty Programme involves many international institutions that have taken part, in various forms, in the Infopoverty World Conference.