Press release: ITU’s global ICT Capacity Building Symposium opens in Nairobi, Kenya
Focus on ICT training and skills development to empower youth to leverage new opportunities in fast-growing digital economy
Nairobi, 06 September 2016 : Over 500 participants from government, business, academia, non-governmental organizations and the United Nations family are meeting in Nairobi this week to formulate and optimize human capacity building strategies for the information and communication technology (ICT) sector, to improve’ digital skills and empower countries to take full advantage of strong continued growth in ICT-related jobs.
Organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the UN specialized agency for ICTs, and hosted by the Communications Authority of Kenya, the global ICT Capacity Building Symposium (CBS-2016) provides an opportunity for stakeholders from across the world to discuss trends and developments in the sector and their implications for human and institutional capacity building, and to develop strategies to accelerate progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at a time of major digital technology transformation.
For full text see: http://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2016-PR32.aspx