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Thursday, March 31 • 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Multistakeholder Approaches to Fostering Global Connectivity

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At the end of 2015, the WSIS+10 Review emphasized the need for cross-sector solutions to foster global connectivity and sustainable information societies. Even as more and more people come online around the world, there are 4.5B people who aren’t connected at all. It has become clear that meeting this challenge requires partnerships between and across various sectors of society, including industry, government, civil society, academia, and the technical community.

This panel will bring together key stakeholders from various sectors to identify multistakeholder strategies for fostering global connectivity. Special attention will be paid to how improved data on the state of global Internet access and connectivity can help bridge global digital divides as well as incorporate better data and evidence into Internet policy making.

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Karen Rose

Internet Society
Karen has been active across Internet technology, policy, and development for nearly 20 years, including prior roles in Internet start-ups, government, and management consulting. She began her career in public policy working on Internet and e-commerce issues at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. She later joined the National Telecommunications and Information Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce where her work focused on the... Read More →

Dhanaraj Thakur

Research Manager, Alliance for Affordable Internet

Thursday March 31, 2016 5:15pm - 6:15pm
The Bridge

Attendees (30)