The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) will convene its annual Global Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capacity Building Symposium (CBS-2018) under the theme ‘Developing Skills for the Digital Economy and Society’. The symposium will bring together a variety of stakeholders from government, industry, academia and other experts working in the field of emerging technologies and human skills development. Participants will share experiences, present case studies, discuss potential partnerships, and make recommendations on the way forward to strengthen capacities for the digital economy and society.
The meeting will address, inter alia: skills requirements for using ICTs to contribute towards achievement of the SDGs; the role of academic institutions in preparing a workforce fit for the digital economy; challenges and opportunities faced by least developed countries (LDCs), landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) and small island developing States (SIDS) and related implications for skills development; and capacity building needs and policy interventions, particularly in relation to community-based ICT development.
dates: 18-20 June 2018
location: Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic