The Infopoverty Programme was established to concretely help the poorest and most disadvantaged populations in the developing world through the use of Information and Telecommunication Technologies (ICTs). The Infopoverty Programme operates as the executive arm of the deliberations of the Infopoverty World Conferences stated in the final declarations drafted at the end of each Conference. It puts into practice the guidelines issued by the Conference through the creation of the ICT villages model. Such a model follows a process of flexible intervention easily replicable in many areas of the globe and provides various services designed to promote endogenous and sustainable development processes.
It is composed of:
Infopoverty World Conference: it has taken place every year in New York, at the UN Headquarters, in videoconference with parallel sessions with the European Parliament Liaison Office in Milan and in other prestigious Location in various countries. It is the occasion for drafting and validating the Programme.
Infopoverty Seminars and Webinars: held throughout the year, they take place in the framework of the UN activities, as working sessions of the Programme.
Infopoverty Exhibitions: they present the best practices and most advanced technological innovations.
ICT Villages: The model follows a process of flexible intervention easily replicable in many areas of the globe and provides various e-services designed to promote endogenous and a sustainable development process.
Infopoverty Platforms: they are used to connect the communities with international assistance centres specialized in telemedicine, e-learning, e-governance, and food security.
INFOPOVERTY WORLD CONFERENCES
The Infopoverty World Conference is one of the best-known initiatives of OCCAM. The Conference represents, for its continuity, operational capability and strong interoperability with the UN System, a unique global forum, gathering leading experts, academics, opinion leaders, managers, government officials and philanthropists.
Over the years, the Infopoverty World Conference hosted speeches from more than a thousand representatives. It works in collaboration with the UN System and other large international organizations and institutions, avant-garde companies, universities and pioneers of the digital revolution, looking to find winning digital solutions to fight poverty and achieve sustainable development.
The different editions of the Conference have been organized in partnership with the European Parliament Office in Milan, and have received the High Patronage of the President of the Italian Republic, the Patronage of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers of Italy and other acknowledgements from national and international institutions.
The annual editions of the Infopoverty World Conference held in New York are always in videoconference with other institutional offices around the world and can be viewed on UN Webcast.
Navigate among the different editions of the Conference to find out more. Click on the titles to download the Agenda and Final Declaration, and on the camera icon to watch the Conference on the UN Webcast.