PRESS RELEASE: ITU’s Global Symposium on Capacity Building identifies new ICT skills required in the digital era

Entrepreneurs, experts and policy-makers recognize vital role of human capacity building in realizing 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Nairobi, 09 September 2016

Over 400 participants attending ITU’s Global ICT Capacity Building Symposium (CBS2016, Nairobi, 6-8 September) pledged continued commitment to education and training in information and communications technologies (ICTs) to help countries achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by leveraging major digital technology transformation.

The symposium, opened by His Excellency William Ruto, Deputy President of the Republic of Kenya, welcomed Ministers, Directors-General, Regulatory Authorities, academics, entrepreneurs, and students from around the world, who engaged in discussions on future priorities for capacity building, new skills requirements in a fast changing ICT environment, and new ways of learning in the digital era.

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