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Conquering the Digital Divide: How public access to ICTs supports development in the information society (full on-line video)


Conference: WSIS+10 High-Level Event 2014

Thematic Workshop: Conquering the Digital Divide: How public access to ICTs supports development in the information society (IFLA)

Dr. Stuart Hamilton, Deputy Secretary General, IFLA, Netherlands

Mr. Mike Gurstein, Executive Director, Centre for Community Informatics Research, Development and Training, Canada
Mr. Mike Jensen, Internet Access Specialist, Association of Progressive Communications(APC), South Africa
Ms. Iffat Gill, Activist/Researcher, Worldpulse, Pakistan
Ms. Vashti Maharaj, Head, Legal Services Division, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Mr. John Davies, VP Sales and Marketing, Intel Corporation, United States

1h46 min

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Conference full programme:

This story was written for World Pulse’s Women Weave the Web Digital Action Campaign. Learn more »



amymorros's picture


I hope that the workshop went well. The first link does not work (the second one does work). It says:

We are sorry...
You have requested a page or file which does not exist.

The workshop is very interesting and I hope that it went well. Do you have some more details about your participation in the workshop and how the digital divide affect you?

Thank you!


anaisabelbbp's picture

broken link now fixed!

Thanks for pointing out for me the broken link. I have posted the right one and it is working fine.
It opens the full page with ALL the events videos and you can choose the ones you want to watch. Or watch them all!
Enjoy and publicize this great ressource (all conferences have a short summary and the respective on-demand video).
Yes, the conference gathers and shows much of what has been going on (including advances and drawbacks) in the area.

Fiona J McKenzie's picture

The link works!

Hi Anna Isabel,

Thanks for posting the link to this session. It might be worth noting that Iffat Gill from World Pulse starts speaking at 30'.47". It's good to hear the organisation being represented at such a forum. My only frustration (as a former documentary maker) is that it's really hard to sit and watch a static long shot of a panel for such a long period (I'm afraid I didn't finish watching it) so if you were there, I think it might help other people who are interested if you could perhaps summarise the key messages emerging from the session.

Kind regards,


Fiona McKenzie

binapatel33's picture

Thanks for the information

Thank you for the information. How did the conference go?

Kind Regards,
Bina Patel
hc Mediate, LLC

anaisabelbbp's picture

About this conference

Dear All

I did not attend in person but watched the videos (some live, some on demand, later on).
I found that the programme was very good!
There were many stakeholders from around the world and from all areas and groups who spoke about their own work. It was not only with civil servants and governmental policies...

It is difficult to make an appealing documentary out of any conference videos. Also, the broadcasting and on-demand videos have not such purposes!
But if one is interested, like in any traditional conference, one find the time and mind to pay attention to the content.
The fact that the videos were recorded and are now available on-line makes it possible for more people to watch them at their own time schedule.

Also, as each session has its summary, it is possible to read it before or after watching any video - and even download it.

As I am used to attend webinars, virtual conferences and on-line courses, I think they are a valuable resource for anybody who cannot attend an event and also for all those who wish to watch again a presentation or discussion, publicize it, download it, use as a learning tool, etc. etc.

So, enjoy them!

Barbara Alago's picture

Important information

Hello Ana,

Thanks for the recordings, I agree with you entirely when you say that "they are a valuable resource for anybody who cannot attend an event" usually people are not able to attend these presentations for many reasons, poor connectivity, lack of facilities and so on. Having these recorded and uploaded for everyone is a great service.

I am looking forward to some free time when I will be able to download and listen to the whole recording because the discussions are in my area of interest.

Thank you once again for sharing with us.

Keep well


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