The Infopoverty Commitment
Infopoverty is the name given to the Programme and the World Conference started in 2001, in the ambit of the United Nations, aimed to help the poorest and most disadvantaged communities in the developing world through the use of Information and Telecommunication Technologies (ICTs). The Infopoverty Programme operates as the executive arm of the Infopoverty World Conference. The term has been conceived in 1998 by Pierpaolo Saporito, Founder and President of OCCAM - The Observatory on Digital Communication.
The programme puts into practice the guidelines issued by the Conference through the creation of the ICT Village Model, following a process of flexible intervention easily replicable in many areas of the globe and providing various services designed to promote endogenous and sustainable development processes.