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The      Infopoverty     World                                                               PAST EDITIONS & EVENTS                                                                                                        Office in Milan                         Center for
                                      Among the most interesting                                                                                                                                                                                                Western Europe
Conference,     after   having
                                      applications of the World
     analysed how the digital                                                The INFOPOVERTY WORLD CONFERENCE was                                                                                                                                  Under the Patronage of the President of the Italian Republic
                                      Summit on the Information
     revolution can contribute                                               born after the first project OCCAM supported in                                                                                                                 With the Patronage of the Presidency of the Italian Council of Ministers
                                      Society held in Tunis in 2005, it
     to the eradication of                                                   Honduras with the creation of 2 Solar Villages in 2000
                                      has been individuated and
     poverty in disadvantaged                                                after the country was hit by Hurricane Mitch.
                                      certified the ICT Village model
     communities, in its 6th
                                      created with the support of the        Since then, OCCAM has continuously worked on the
     edition will focus on the
                                      most important international           field and experiences have been presented in the annual
     key element of success in
                                      organisations     (FAO,       ITU,     edition of the Conference. Moreover, Infopoverty
     development policies.
                                      UNDP, UNESCO, ESA, IFRC,               Seminars were held in the framework of the preparatory
The present moment of turmoil         the World Bank). The model             activities to the World Summit on the Information
in the field of communications        fosters the use of the ICTs to         Society.
can on the one hand create new        provide basic services for
                                                                             In particular, Infopoverty Seminars were held in every
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The ECOSOC NGO Forum presents:
risks, such as monopolistic           development,     thus     actively
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                                                                             PrepCom in Geneva and Hammamet and culminated in
      industrial policies and         promoting economic activities
                                                                             those included in the official list of events of the WSIS
      invisible          barriers     even at the most basic level.
                                                                             2003 in Geneva and the WSIS 2005.
      hampering     access     to

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                FIGHTING POVERTY TO
                                      A concrete and proactive
      information, and on the                                                Last editions of the Conference were held utilising a
                                      convergence of all stakeholders,
      other      hand      great                                             multi videoconference format that has allowed delegates
                                      such        as       governments,
      opportunities: we now                                                  from 4 different continents to participate in the event
                                      international       organisations,                                                                              Special thanks to:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             CREATE PROSPERITY FOR ALL
      have all the tools to                                                  focusing each on the specific issues of their countries
                                      business companies and NGOs
      eradicate poverty and
                                      can lead to the creation of a          Past editions of Conference were devoted to:
      promote development.
                                      satellite platform of e-services                               2001
It is high time to make these         that would benefit disadvantaged                       POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS
possibilities concrete actions,       communities       in    emerging                               2002
making the different approaches       countries, as well as indigenous                FROM POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS TO ACTION
      of the stakeholders come        communities, preserving their
      together to better respond      heritage and promoting their                                    2003
      to the needs of developing      cultural diversity and also solve           NEW TOOLS & BEST PRACTICES FOR DEVELOPMENT
                                                                                   THE ROLE OF ICTS IN REACHING THE MDGS
      countries      and      their   some of the problems poor
                                                                                                                                           Youth Outreach International
      population. The experience      people have in the industrialised
      of reconstructing areas hit     countries, with huge positive                      NEW FRONTIERS OF THE ICT:
      by the tsunami in 2004 has      effects in terms of costs and                      SERVICES FOR DEVELOPMENT
      proved that the ICTs can        effectiveness. Moreover it would                            2005
      really better the lives even    be an important prerequisite to             ACTORS AND STRATEGIES FOR DEVELOPMENT
of the most disadvantaged             create reliable markets, so that             DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY TO FIGHT POVERTY
communities, that were helped         ICT companies could invest in
also thanks to the new                the research and development of
technological devices available.      ad hoc solutions able to             The Seats of the 2006 edition
                                      overcome structural handicaps
      The Conference will focus
                                      such as lack of electricity, of
      on 3 main emerging
                                      connectivity and of appliances
                                      created     for    rich    market
      Global connectivity: the
                                      economies and seldom fit to the
      world is surrounded by a
                                      specific needs of the population.
      vast system of satellites,
      with         huge        and    These 3 priority areas, if fully
      underexploited bandwidth,       pursued, will give concreteness                                                                                                                                                                                                                  20-21 APRIL 2006
      but satellite uplink is very    and stability to policies of
difficult, due to the high costs      sustainable development with a
and the incompatibility of
standards: an alliance between
                                      real holistic approach.                                                                                                                                                                                                 I N V I T A T I O N
                                      Not an utopian process: the
countries and satellite providers
                                      Industrial Revolution made
aiming at fostering development
                                      possible, in 2 generations only,                                                                                                                                                                                                        Satellite multiconference
      in the medium run and
                                      widespread development of the        Contacts:                       US representatives:
      with special tariffs could

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                                      areas where it took place,                                                                                                                                                             UN New York – Milan – Paris – Geneva – Lima – Rio de Janeiro – Nairobi
      result in a dramatic and                                             OCCAM                           Infopoverty Institute c/o
                                      overcoming the endemic poverty       Piazza Duomo, 21                the University of Oklahoma,                                                                                         Silicon Valley – Dominican Republic – Madagascar – Navajo Nation
      positive     upturn.    This
                                      that at the time afflicted 80% of    20121 Milano Italy              555 East Constitution, Norman
      would lead to a real shared
                                      the population in Europe.            Tel. +39 0286991392             Oklahoma (USA)
      knowledge for all, able to
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      transform      the     over-    This is the challenge that the
      abundance of information        Conference poses to all those,       Email:          Fax +: 405.325.7763
into the supply of primary            institutions, industries, NGOs,                                      Chairperson Media Division:
broadband services, such as           who have something to propose        For more information:           Gloria Kins
telemedicine, e-learning, e-          and want to share in this event                   131 E 66th ST, N.Y.
governance, e-commerce and            their experiences and innovative             Tel. +01 212 628-1743
others.                               ideas to eradicate poverty.                                          Fax +01 212 288-6848
                                                                                                           THURSDAY APRIL 20, 2006
 VI INFOPOVERTY WORLD CONFERENCE                                                                                United Nations, New York
                                                                                                                                                                                                   “FIGHTING POVERTY TO
                                                                                                                             Room 6, UN Plaza

                   Politecnico di Milano, Milan
                     Aula Magna (S.01), Piazza Leonardo da Vinci
                                                                                                     PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP:
                                                                                              GLOBAL CONNECTIVITY AND E-SERVICES FOR ALL
                                                                                                                                                                                                CREATE PROSPERITY FOR ALL”
Introductory remarks: Alberto Rovetta, Professor of Robotica, Politecnico di Milano         The first day of the Infopoverty World                        Communication and connectivity are crucial    2. The example of the UN Public-Private
Chair: Cesare Maria Casati, coordinator, Build Up Scientific Committee                      Conference is devoted to the analysis of the                  prerequisite       for     development,    andPartnership for rural development and the case
                                                                                            present situation in the field of Information and             notwithstanding the huge demand, costs are still
                                                                                                                                                                                                        of ICT Villages in Madagascar and the
Adolfo Colombo, Commissario Straordinario di Governo per le Opere Strategiche               Communication Technologies (ICTs) for                         very high, with particular reference to satellite
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dominican Republic
Giancarlo Ius, Vice Presidente, Unione Internazionale degli Architetti                      Development. The results of the World Summit                  and services. This session will try to provide3. What are the real needs of communities in
Pier Paolo Maggiora, Architetto                                                             on the Information Society have proved                        examples of innovative solutions and to       developing countries in regards to the ICTs?
Amedeo Schiattarella, Presidente, Ordine degli Architetti, Roma                             beyond any reasonable doubts that ICTs can                    individuate alternative forms of action.      4. Which services and technologies are best fit
Maurizio Vitta, Docente, Politecnico di Milano                                              have a great impact on development strategies                                                               for development?
Maurizio Vogliazzo, Direttore Laboratorio ALAD, Politecnico di Milano                       and on that occasion the ICT Village model                    In particular, the session will focus on      5. The role of industry in providing adequate
Round up: Umberto Vattani, President, ICE                                                   was certified as one of the most innovative                   1. Public-private partnership as tool for tools for sustainable development
                                                                                            solutions able to have a concrete impact on                   development, mobilization and optimization of
                                                                                            the lives of disadvantaged communities.                       resources

15.00                    APERTURA DEI LAVORI                                               9.30 am                        OPENING SESSION                                                                        PARALLEL SESSIONS
Giulio Ballio, Chancellor, Politecnico di Milano                                           H.E. Ali Hachani, President, ECOSOC
                                                                                           H.E. Marcello Spatafora, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Italy to the UN
                                                                                           Jose Antonio Ocampo, Under-Secretary General, Dept. of Economic and Social Affairs, UN

                                                                                                      Series I
                                                                                           10. 30 -11.45
Co-Chaired by: Alberto Rovetta, Professor of Robotics, Politecnico di Milano               Chaired by: H.E. Ambassador Zina Andrianarivelo-Razafy, Permanent Representative,           SAMBAINA, Madagascar
                                                                                           Mission of Madagascar to the United Nations                                                 H.E. Marc Ravalomanana, President of the Republic of Madagascar
Luigi De Vecchis, CEO, Siemens Communications Italia                                                                                                                                   ARUSHA, TANZANIA, EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY
Marco Comastri, Country Manager, Microsoft Italia                                          Michael Grossman, Acting Managing Director of Anglophone\Lusophone Africa, MCC              Nuwe Amanya Mushega, Secretary General, East African Community
Francesco Sicurello, President, AITIM                                                      John Steffens, Executive Director, Infopoverty Institute                                    Batilda Burian, Deputy Minister for Family, Tanzania
Ferenc Szelényi, CEO, T-Systems Italia                                                     Brunella Pavesi, Head, International Institutions Projects, Telespazio

                                                                                           11.45 -01.00    Series II
                   BEST PRACTICES PER LO SVILUPPO                                                             BEST PRACTICES FOR DEVELOPMENT
                                                                                           Chaired by: H. E. Erasmo Lara, Permanent Representative, Mission of the Dominican           CONSTANZA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
                                                                                           Republic to the United Nations                                                              Presentation of the projects within the UN Public Private Alliance for Rural Development
Giovanni Bisogni, President, FORMIT Foundation One Dollar for Development
Alfredo Ronchi, MEDICI Framework, European Commission                                                                                                                                  SILICON VALLEY, GOOGLE HEADQUARTERS
                                                                                           Eric Cantor, Business Technology Manager, Acumen Fund - Drishtee
Renato Cortinovis, Rotary International                                                                                                                                                John Gage, Sun Microsystems
                                                                                           Giuseppe Viriglio, Director for EU and Industrial Policies, European Space Agency
Gianluca di Pasquale, Ingegneri senza Frontiere, Milano                                                                                                                                Marco Marinucci, Goolge BookSearch
Stefano Scotti, METID
Mario Zanone Poma, President, Banca Intesa Mediocredito                                              Lunch Series
                                                                                           01.00 – 03.00 p.m.                                                                        Corporate Social Responsibility - intended as a concept whereby
Agostino Faravelli, Patologi oltre Frontiera                                               CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN THE AREA OF THE ICTs                                   companies integrate social and environmental concerns in their
                                                                                           Chaired by: Georg Kell, Executive Director, Global Compact                                business operations and in their interaction with their stakeholders on a
                                                                                                                                                                                     voluntary basis - can greatly contribute to the achievement of the
                                                                                           Djankou Ndjonkou, Representative to the UN and Director, ILO Office for the UN            Millennium Development Goals and the actions envisaged in the
                                                                                           Richard Niemeyer, President, Youth Outreach International                                 Infopoverty Programme
                                                                                           Piergiacomo Ferrari, CEO, Fiera Milano                                                    The complexity and vastitude of the challenges we are facing to
                                                                                                                                                                                     eradicate poverty in developing countries need the convergence of all
    Indigenous people are to be regarded as the poorest of the poor. Yet                   3.00 - 4.30 pm   SECOND SESSION                                                           stakeholders, with concrete action proposals.
    some indigenous groups have accepted the challenges of the digital                        NEW PROTAGONISTS OF THE GLOBAL CHALLENGE:
    revolution and now reap the opportunities it offers to them in order to
    preserve their cultural heritage and identity and promote their economic                   INDIGENOUS PEOPLE S AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES
    development. In particular, this session will try to focus on the experience           Chaired by: Mr. Joe Shirley Jr., President, Navajo Nation
    of the Navajo Nation and on the historic Memorandum of Understanding                                                                                                               WINDOW ROCK, NAVAJO NATION
                                                                                           Najat Rochdi, UNDP                                                                          Ernest Franklin, Navajo Telecommunications Regulatory Commission
    for the creation of a global portal of services for indigenous people                  Gerardo Zepeda Bermudez, Vice President, OCCAM
    signed by the ITU, the Navajo Nation and OCCAM on the occasion of the                                                                                                              Ervin Keeswood, Navajo Tribal Council
                                                                                           Lee Swepston,Senior Human rights adviser, ILO                                               David Stephens, ICT Advisor for Navajo Nation President
    WSIS 2005 and aimed at providing innovative services to some 400
    million indigenous people throughout the world. The session will also
    focus on the experiences in Latin America and other countries in regards                         Series I
                                                                                           4.30 - 6.00 pm                                                                              RIO DE JANEIRO, RITLA
    also to the empowerment of local entities.                                                INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGIES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT                                      Marcos Terena, Chairman Inter-Tribal Committee
                                                                                           Chaired by: Mack MacCarter, Exec. Dir. Shreveport Bossier Community Renewal                 Eliane Potiguara, Chairman Indigenous Communications Network
                                                                                                                                                                                       Paulo Protasio, Coordinator WSIS Initiatives, RITLA
                                                                                           Orville Schaefer, President, Heartland Water
                                                                                                                                                                                     The integration of different technologies has proved to be a very effective
                                                                                           Doug Reid-Green, BASF Tsunami response - housing and waste management
                                                                                                                                                                                     tool in the fight against poverty. Bearing in mind that an holistic approach
                                                                                           Richard Thompson, President, Caribbean Farms, Fish Farm Development
                                                                                                                                                                                     is essential to provide sustainable development, this session will present
                                                                                                                                                                                     different success stories in regards to the use of new technologies in fish
                                                                                                                                                                                     framing, housing and waste management, community renewal and safe
    The Conference is part of the institutional dialogue conducted by the                                                                                                            water.
    European Parliament within the framework of the ACP-EU Joint
    Parliamentary Assembly relating to the use of ICT as a Development
    Cooperation tool (ACP ICT-Program) funded by the
    European Development Fund to achieve the UN Millennium
    Development Goals.
                                                                                                             FRIDAY APRIL 21, 2006

                     Università Cattolica, Milan                                                                United Nations, New York
                                                                                                                             Room 6, UN Plaza
                            Aula Magna, Largo Gemelli

11.00 – 13.00 . European Series                                                           Achieving the MDGs means improving the                        overabundance of resources of rich market                centuries. All stakeholders should bear in mind
 ICT COME STRUMENTO DI INTEGRAZIONE DELL’EUROPA ALLARGATA                                 concrete life conditions of the populations,                  economies , the huge productive capabilities and         that the opportunity we now have has to be
Chaired by: Maria Grazia Cavenaghi Smith, Director, European Parliament Office in Milan   starting from the most basic needs: food, health,             the availability of capitals to be invested, the new     reaped immediately, to promote MDGs in poor
                                                                                          education. ICTs have proved to be an effective                digital era can have the role the Industrial             countries, and to grant to the billions of people
Pia Elda Locatelli, Member of the European Parliament                                     tool that can greatly spur development at all                 Revolution played in the past centuries, granting        still living in poverty the opportunity to better their
Cristiana Muscardini, Member of the European Parliament                                   levels, as indicated by the documents endorsed                widespread development and wealth to regions             lives.
Pierantonio Panzeri, Member of the European Parliament                                    at the WSIS 2005 in Tunis. Bearing in mind the                that had suffered from endemic poverty for

15,30    Aula N110, Via Nirone 15                                                          10,00 –11.30 a.m. THIRD SESSION                                                                                       PARALLEL SESSIONS
             UN NUOVO APPROCCIO VERSO LO SVILUPPO                                                A NEW APPROACH TOWARDS DEVELOPMENT
                PER CREARE PROSPERITÀ PER TUTTI                                                      TO CREATE PROSPERITY FOR ALL
Co-Chaired by: Pierantonio Panzeri, Member of the European Parliament                      Chaired by: Ms. Natasha Despotovic, Executive Director, FUNGLODE                          BRUSSELS, EU
Maria Grazia Cavenaghi Smith, Director, European Parliament Office in Milan                                                                                                          Viviane Reading, European Commissioner for Information Society and Media
                                                                                           Amir Dossal, Executive Director, United Nations Fund for International Partnerships
Alberto Piatti, President, AVSI                                                            H.E. Ismael Abraao Gaspar Martins, Permanent Representative of Angola to the UN           LIMA, NATIONAL CONGRESS
Vincenzo Acquaro, CEO, FORMIT Servizi                                                      H.E. Dawit Yohannes, Permanent Representative of Ethiopia to the UN                       H.E. Marcial Ayaipoma, President, Congress of Peru
Enrique Planas, Council on Social Communication, Holy See                                  H.E. Maria de Fatima Veiga, Permanent Representative of Cape Verde to the UN              H.E. Ambassador Allan Wagner, Secretary General, Andean Community
Enrico Guicciardi, Ministero per gli Italiani nel Mondo*                                   Bruno Lanvin, the World Bank
Mercedes Bresso, President, Regione Piemonte
Mario Virano, Architetto                                                                   11.30 – 1.00 p.m. Roundtable
Pierpaolo Celeste, Member of the Board, INAIL                                                                      INTEGRATED OUTCOMES OF THE
                                                                                                             VI INFOPOVERTY WORLD CONFERENCE
                                                                                           Chaired by: Mr. Pierpaolo Saporito, President, Observatory for Cultural and Audiovisual
    The Final Session of the Infopoverty World Conference will sum up the                  Communication (OCCAM)
                                                                                           Rapporteur: Arthur Cole, University of Oklahoma                                           GENEVA, ITU
    results of the 2 days of presentations and discussions and further
                                                                                                                                                                                     Pierre Gagne, Deputy Director, BDT, ITU
    enhance the strategies of the Infopoverty Programme. All decisions will
                                                                                           H.E. Ambassador Zina Andrianarivelo-Razafy, Permanent Representative of the               Hugh Peterken, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
    be inserted in the Final Declaration of the event, that will be circulated to
    all stakeholders and that will constitute the basis of intervention for the            Permanent Mission of the Republic of Madagascar to the United Nations
    future. OCCAM, as Acting Agency of the Infopoverty Programme, will                     H.E. Ambassador Francis Lorenzo, Deputy Permanent Representative of the                   PARIS, UNESCO SEAT
    implement the resolution so that, as it has happened in the past, the                  Permanent Mission of the Dominican Republic to the United Nations                         Abdul W. Khan, Assistant Director General , UNESCO
    Conference can be regarded as instrument of actions, besides its                       Mr. George Kell, Executive Director, Global Compact
    importance as occasion to present and discuss.                                         Mr. Joe Shirley Jr., President, Navajo Nation
                                                                                           Ms. Natasha Despotovic, Executive Director, FUNGLODE

                                                                                                                        FINAL DECLARATION

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