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​The ​​Special Session at WEF 2014​​, 24 January 2014​ - ​Davos​ ​ ​​​

Special Session at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos was held on 24 January 2014 and focused on the theme of: Broadband and ​Sustainable Development: Why broadband should be prioritized in the post 2015 agenda?​​ 

The session brought together stakeholders from government, private sector, academia, civil society groups and media. It was evident that broadband is now clearly seen as having the potential to be a major catalyst for change, as well ​as a major contributor to bridging the digital divide, especially through the rollout of mobile broadband​.

Outcome report of this session is available here...


The side event explored the opportunity that broadband and ICTs provide towards achieving a sustainable development agenda beyond 2015, looking at the role of infrastructure as a platform for progress and social development. The event also presented the recommendations of the report “Transformational Solutions for 2015 and Beyond”.

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