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Workshop on Empowering the Poor through Rural Information Centers: What Works And What is Sustainable?

WEBCASTING  Date: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Monday, December 2, 2002

Opening Address
9:00 – 9:30 a.m

Introduction: Kayoko Shibata, Knowledge Management Analyst, Gender and Development Group, World Bank

Opening Remarks: Karen Mason, Director, Gender and Development Group, World Bank

Keynote Speaker:
 Pierre Gagne, Executive Director of  Executive Secretariats of World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)

Motoo Kusakabe, Vice President for Resource Mobilization and Cofinancing, World Bank

Session I.
9:45 – 1
1:15 a.m.

Successful Organizational Structures and Approaches to Create and Support Local Multipurpose Telecenters and Programs

Session II. 
11:30 a.m.– 2:30 p.m.
Relevant Content Development for Local Communities (Case Studies and Table Discussions)

Session III.
2:30 – 3:45 p.m.

Technologies for Rural Telecommunication

Session IV.
4:00 – 5:20 p.m.

Financial and Operational Sustainability and Scaling up
A Wrap-up Session
5:20– 5:30 p.m.
Nagy K. Hanna, Senior Advisor, Informatics Advisory Services, World Bank


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Presentation Materials 12/02/02