17 May TCF celebrates todays Internet Day in Geneva and Bangkok
Today, May 17th is World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD or Internet Day) and Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) is celebrating this day with two separate workshops in Geneva and Bangkok, respectively.
The World Telecommunication and Information Society Day – better known as “Internet Day” was established to help raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of the Internet and other information and communication technologies (ICT) can bring to societies and economies, as well as of ways to bridge the digital divide.
The 2012 theme of ”Women and Girls in ICT” aims to ensure that females (i.e. half of the world’s population) will be empowered to be equals in the information or smart society for all.
In Switzerland, TCF Executive Director Miguel Ramilla will be hosting, together with Sudan Telecentre, a thematic workshop on the “Role of telecentre.org and Sudan telecentres in community development”at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). They will be joined by Susan Schorr of the ITU, who will present the Telecentre Women: Digital Literacy Campaign. The workshop takes place in room V between 11:00 – 12:45 and can be followed live through remote participation.
In Thailand, TCF will participate in the ITU Asia-Pacific Regional Development Forum to be held on May 16-18. TCF Director of Operations Tess Camba will serve as a discussant in the Panel Discussion focusing on this year’s WTISD theme of “Women and Girls in ICT”.