2015

Platforms and Content for the SDGs

Working Group Co-Chaired by:

Jeffrey Sachs
Columbia University
Special Advisor to the UN Secretary General & Director of the Earth Institute

The Working Group is tasked with providing a quick overview of best practices and policy, technology and infrastructure requirements to establish regional and national platforms and content that can promote achievement of the SDGs within their 15 year time frame. In the second phase of this work, the Broadband Commission together with the UN, will work with governments, businesses, and UN agencies to implement these recommendations and support

Objectives of the Group:

  • ​​To recommend appropriate national and regional platforms to support the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) focusing on (at least) health, education, e-governance, financial inclusion, smart infrastructure, oceans and forests (serving SDGs 1,3,4,7, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15 and 16).
  • To aggregate, review and develop ICT based content that can help in the achievement of the SDGs..​

1. The Group was launched during the Broadband Commission Annual Fall Meeting in New York, 21-22 September 2019

2. The Group will hold in Person meetings at: Davos 2020, MWC 2020, WSIS 2020

Membership

Broadband Commissioners

External Experts

  1. Andreas Schliecher, OECD
  2. Prabhjot Singh, Mssm
  3. Enrico Giovannini
  4. Karl Mehta, Edcast