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Bridging the Digital Divide

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Bridging the Digital Divide

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Stéphane Boyera

MWI Seminar

Paris, France, November 16 2006

The Digital Divide

a child with a fake mobile phone
(Photo Source : The Economist )

ICT to sustain development

An Indian Monk with a mobile phone
  • E-gov. Services
  • Education
  • Health
  • Banking
  • Communities services
  • Business
  • ...

10 more phones per 100 people == +0.6% GDP (gross domestic product) (Source: Africa: the impact of Mobile Phones report)

(Photo Source: Der Spiegel)

But which technology ?

Why the Mobile Web?

Why the Mobile Web? (2)

Why the Mobile Web? (3)

The Mobile Web to unify, develop and enhance these successful stories

Why W3C ?

First Step: Listening the experts

Gathering experts in the Digital Divide and experts in the Mobile Web


Let's hear what the experts think !

Further Information

Contact : Stéphane Boyera

Workshop on the Mobile Web in Developing Countries

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