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RiOS Working Paper: Building Common Ground - United Nations Connecting With Silicon Valley

RiOS Working Paper: Building Common Ground - United Nations Connecting With Silicon Valley

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The first part of this working paper presents leadership perspectives on ICTD, followed by general comments on the evolving relationship between Silicon Valley and the United Nations. To broaden the view, RiOS Institute invited experts from various sectors to share their insights on the topic, which can be found in the third part. We sincerely thank everybody who accepted our invitation. To inform today''s discussion, the paper then highlights several examples of Silicon Valley ICTD initiatives that could contribute to the GAID working areas. A number of recommendations conclude this RiOS Working Paper.
The first part of this working paper presents leadership perspectives on ICTD, followed by general comments on the evolving relationship between Silicon Valley and the United Nations. To broaden the view, RiOS Institute invited experts from various sectors to share their insights on the topic, which can be found in the third part. We sincerely thank everybody who accepted our invitation. To inform today''s discussion, the paper then highlights several examples of Silicon Valley ICTD initiatives that could contribute to the GAID working areas. A number of recommendations conclude this RiOS Working Paper.

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BuildingCommonGround
UNITED NATIONSCONNECTING WITHSILICON VALLEYUN-GLOBAL ALLIANCEFOR ICT ANDDEVELOPMENT
United Nations GAIDStrategy Council MeetingFebruary 2007RiOS INSTITUTE
 
Foreword
The United Nations’ Global Alliance for ICT and Development (GAID)was established in March 2006 by then United Nations’ Secretary-General Kofi Annan. As an open and inclusive multi-stakeholder forum,the GAID brings together governments, international organizations,civil society groups, the private sector, media and other stakeholders tobetter harness ICT for advancing development (ICTD).On November 16, 2006, RiOS Institute, together with the Center forScience, Technology, and Society, co-presented the Silicon ValleyChallenge Summit at Santa Clara University. This was the first occasionfor Dr. Craig Barrett, Chair of the GAID, and Mr. Sarbuland Khan, GAIDExecutive Coordinator, to present their vision of the GAID to assembledSilicon Valley leadership, who had gathered to discuss how the regioncan assume a larger role in the ICTD area.On occasion of the Summit, GAID and RiOS Institute signed aMemorandum of Understanding. “Building Common Ground: TheUnited Nations Connecting with Silicon Valley” is the first result of thispartnership. Its recommendations are a beginning step to turn thespirit of the Silicon Valley Challenge Summit into action. We invite all of you to join us in implementing them, in order to make the relationshipbetween GAID and Silicon Valley a successful and lasting one thatbenefits both, and brings the power of ICT to the achievement of theMillennium Development Goals.The first part of this working paper presents leadership perspectives onICTD, followed by general comments on the evolving relationshipbetween Silicon Valley and the United Nations. To broaden the view,RiOS Institute invited experts from various sectors to share theirinsights on the topic, which can be found in the third part. We sincerelythank everybody who accepted our invitation. To inform today’sdiscussion, the paper then highlights several examples of Silicon ValleyICTD initiatives that could contribute to the GAID working areas. A number of recommendations conclude this RiOS Working Paper. As one of the first partners of the GAID in Silicon Valley, RiOS Instituteis looking forward to discussing with you the next steps for how tosuccessfully implement the GAID business plan.Paul Braund Anke Schwittay, Ph.D.Executive Director Director of ResearchRiOS Institute RiOS InstituteSilicon Valley, February 27, 2007
 
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I Leadership Perspective on ICTDII General CommentsPlanners vs. SearchersMarkets vs. MoralsMulti-sector CollaborationsIII Expert Insights AnnaLee Saxenian (Academia)Dean, School of Information, UC BerkeleyRonnie Goldfarb (Nonprofit)Founder, President and Executive Director, Equal AccessFred Tipson (Corporation)Senior Policy Counsel, Microsoft CorporationParticipation of Silicon Valley Corporations in UNICTD InitiativesZohre Elahian (Foundation)Managing Director, Global Catalyst FoundationJim Fruchterman (Social enterprise)President, CEO and Founder, BenetechSarbuland Khan (United Nations)Executive Coordinator, Global Alliance for ICT & DevelopmentDjordjija Petkoski (World Bank Institute)Lead Specialist, Business, Competitiveness and DevelopmentIV Examples of ICTD Activities in Silicon Valley V Recommendations2456891011121314151618

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