Commonwealth ICT Ministers Forum 2016
Commonwealth ICT Ministers Forum 2016 – closed door meeting
The inaugural meeting of Commonwealth ICT Ministers, which took place in March 2014, decided there should be a biennial forum for the Commonwealth ICT Ministers to meet and discuss matters of common interest, paving the way for building Commonwealth consensus. Based on that decision, the CTO is convening this second Commonwealth ICT Ministers Forum.
The Commonwealth represents a unique sub-set of the world’s countries, both well–endowed and less-endowed. Gaining consensus on key issues relating to ICTs among Commonwealth countries can play a critically important role in fostering wider international agreement. In order to achieve this objective, the Commonwealth ICT Ministers mandated the CTO to coordinate the engagement of Commonwealth countries in international ICT fora, and the meeting this year will receive a briefing by the CTO on the delivery of this mandate.
In addition this year’s Forum will consider ICT regulation, Broadband, Cybersecurity and ICT Applications. The closed door Ministerial meeting will take place on 14 June 2016 at Marlborough House, London, followed by the open conference on 15-16 June 2016 at the International Coffee Organisation, 22 Berners Street, London W1T 3DD.
During the closed-door sessions on 14 June, Ministers will receive briefings about the Commonwealth’s progress on each of these areas, followed by a facilitated discussion where Ministers will share their experiences and views.
In order to assist Ministers in their deliberations, each Minister can be accompanied by advisors. Please note that to encourage open and wide-ranging discussion, the Forum is only open to Ministers, their advisors and invited speakers.
Commonwealth ICT Ministers Forum 2016: Enhancing the Commonwealth through innovative ICTs
The Commonwealth ICT Ministers Forum 2016 becomes an open conference on the 15 and 16 June 2016. This open forum takes place at the International Coffee Organisation, 22 Berners Street, London W1T 3DD. The forum theme Enhancing the Commonwealth through innovative ICTs focuses on the outcomes of the ministers meeting and provides an opportunity for the discussions to be shared with a wider stakeholder group within the international ICT sector on issues such as broadband, internet governance and cybersecurity.
This important ICT Forum of the Commonwealth is a must attend event for senior policymakers, regulators and industry leaders from across the Commonwealth and beyond. These stakeholders will gather to examine the most topical issues in the ICT sectors. Discussions will focus on policy, regulation, technologies, operations, investment and multilateral cooperation.
- Network with international stakeholders – Policymakers, regulators and private sector
- Discuss the future of mobile technologies and applications
- Assess the latest funding and investment opportunities in ICTs across the Commonwealth
- Learn how to implement effective regulatory tools and policies
- Identify opportunities in cloud services, e-Governance, open data, e-Commerce and mobile applications
- Find out best practices for accessible and inclusive technologies.