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Day 1: 3 October 2016

9:00 AM

Pre-Event Workshop : Gender and ICT Access

2:00 PM

Inaugural Session

Featuring welcome, opening and a keynote
2:30 PM

Plenary 1: Setting the scene - Connecting the unconnected

Access and Affordability stand as two main challenges in bringing the next billion users online in the Asia-Pacific. Governments are making efforts to facilitate, industry is trying to remain competitive while the future users from rural and unserved parts are eager to become part of the digital society.

The session will feature discussions on issues, challenges and future outlook of Internet access and affordability in the Asia-Pacific.
4:00 PM

Break

4:30 PM

Forum: Disaster Risk Reduction

This session will provide an insight on best practices and experiences and knowledge related to the development of ICT for disaster response and recovery, that ultimately seeks to realise robustness and reliability of critical ICT infrastructure throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

Day 2: 4 October 2016

9:00 AM

Plenary 2: Building Trust in the age of the Digital Economy

This session will look at how we can build a better online security and trust agenda for the Asia-Pacific region as we move towards a digital economy that cuts across all sectors. It will also look at the interplay of security and trust, and the policy choices they shape.
10:30 AM

Break

11:00 AM

Forum: Frugal Innovation and Entrepreneurship

This session will showcase stories of innovative devices, platforms, software and entrepreneurs. It will also focus on steps required to nurture innovative minds, providing them with opportunities to create and contribute to the digital ecosystem.
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

Setting the scene: WSIS and Sustainable Development in the Asia-Pacific

This session will provide a broad overview of WSIS and its linkages to the Sustainable Development Goals, and policy actions required to put the region on 5 track to sustainable development.
2:15 PM

Plenary 3: Asia Pacific Information Superhighway for the Sustainable Development Goals

This session will examine how the ESCAP’s AP-IS initiative towards regional ICT connectivity as a tool can empower human capacity, increase access to financial services, education, healthcare and foster sustainable development.
3:30 PM

High Level Roundtable: Harnessing the Internet of Opportunity for the Asia-Pacific

4:30 PM

Break

5:00 PM

Closing Remarks and Wrap-up

6:00 PM

Conference Reception

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Time

Monday 03 October 2016 –

Tuesday 04 October 2016

Location

United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC)

Bangkok, Thailand

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