ITU Blog: ICT SMEs are vital for socioeconomic growth
ICT-enabled entrepreneurs and small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have a particularly relevant role in ensuring economic growth in a sustainable and inclusive manner. They are involved in the development of innovative ICT-enabled solutions with a unique potential to make a long-lasting impact in global, regional and national economies.
In recognition of this, the theme for World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) 2016 was ‘ICT entrepreneurship for social impact’. In his keynote address, Michael Moeller, Director General, UNOG, highlighted that “Entrepreneurship can change and shape the future by maximizing the social impact of ICTs.”