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GAID Series 1: Foundations of the Global Alliance for ICT and Development :: unpan032769

GAID Series 1: Foundations of the Global Alliance for ICT and Development :: unpan032769

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The Global Alliance for ICT and Development will contribute to transforming the spirit and vision of the WSIS into action and promote the use of ICT for the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals, including the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It will provide an inclusive, multi-stakeholder global forum and platform for cross-sectoral policy dialogue and by promoting multi-stakeholder partnerships for action.
The Global Alliance for ICT and Development will contribute to transforming the spirit and vision of the WSIS into action and promote the use of ICT for the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals, including the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It will provide an inclusive, multi-stakeholder global forum and platform for cross-sectoral policy dialogue and by promoting multi-stakeholder partnerships for action.

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The Inaugural meeting of the Alliance in Kuala Lumpur in June 2006 agreed that
the Alliance will initially focus on the use of ICT in promoting the following four broad

areas:

1. Education

2. Health

3. Entrepreneurship

4. Governance (enhancing citizens' participation and promoting accountability,

transparency and efficiency in governance processes).

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Activity within those areas, or those of a horizontal cross-cutting nature, will take
place predominantly via a limited number of flagship partnership initiatives, advocacy

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See Annex A for the Structure of the Global Alliance for ICT and Development

Global Alliance for ICT and Development: Business Plan 2006-2007 | 53

themes and thematic Communities of Expertise. In addition, the regional networks and
stakeholder networks may launch specific activities, while keeping the above focus areas in

mind.

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Over the course of the first year, GAID and its networking mechanisms will

undertake advocacy activities to keep ICTD high on the political agenda, organize or support
thematic and/or regional meetings, training sessions and other events, including an annual

Global Forum, with a view to contributing to global policy dialogue and building human and

institutional capacities. Furthermore, GAID will collaborate with other relevant entities

sharing similar goals, including organizations engaged in the implementation of WSIS Action
Lines, the United Nations Group on the Information Society (UNGIS) and the Partnership

on Measuring ICT for Development, with a view to enhancing synergy of existing activities

and to facilitating creation of new partnerships.

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