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Co-Creating Solutions for a Smarter Future
using Technology and Open Innovation

Date: February 28, 2013 [all day]
Venue: The World Bank HQ


Date: Wednesday Feb 27, 2013
Venue: The World Bank HQ I1-200

Date: Friday March 1st, 2013
Venue: The World Bank HQ J1-050



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The Transformational Impact of ICTs in Africa

WHEN: Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 8:30 am to 10:00 am

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 Can Africa benefit from Cloud Computing?

When:  July 9, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m EST    

Where:   Room J1-050 (J Building Auditorium) and Live Webcast with Adobe Connect (see below)    

Chair:  V. S. Krishnakumar, Regional Procurement Manager, Africa Region, World Bank

Andrew Stott, former UK Government’s Deputy Chief Information Officer and Senior Consultant, ICT Unit, World Bank
Samia Melhem,  Lead ICT Policy Specialist, ICT Unit, World Bank.
Stela Mocan, Government CIO and Executive Director, Moldova e-Gov Center   
S. M. Quamrul Hasan, Sr. Procurement Specialist, Africa Region, World Bank
Description of Event
“Cloud computing” is one of the most hyped ICT concepts of the last 12 months.  Yet behind the hype Cloud is already enabling fundamental  changes in the way governments and the private sector design and procure ICT services.  It is not just that Cloud is reducing costs.  It is also changing the dynamics of the ICT market, creating opportunities for innovation and new entrants, and enabling local SMBs to compete with global leaders.  It is also challenging conventional ICT governance and procurement – and governments need to learn how to use the new market to their advantage. This non-technical BBL will give participants a strategic view of the issues and opportunities of Cloud; discuss what it could offer Africa - not least in enabling innovation led by the SMB sector and in allowing governments and businesses to adopt modern ICT without massive up-front investment and by using available skills in a more leveraged way;  and suggest how traditional procurement strategies need to be adapted to take best advantage.

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Feb 14, 2012 12:30 - 2:00 PM EST 
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January 30, 2012 Open Government and Transparency: The UK Experience

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December 14, 2011: Opening Up Development: How can countries start and run open government data ecosystems?
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December 8, 2011: The Aakash, India's $35 Tablet for Education and Development: How to enable the next billion Internet users? Presentation by Suneet Singh Tuli, the CEO of DataWind, the company that developed the Aakash in partnership with the Indian Institute of Technology Rajasthan. Webcast & Live coverage

October 3, 2011: Seminar on Open Government Data in Developing countries: The Case of Kenya and Moldova

Recorded webcast (video),
 WB Live (blog), Slides etc, Twitter coverage (#opendata103)


Jan. 21, 2011: Moldova-India Dialogue on e-Transformation Powerpoint slides used by Moldova speakers

Jan. 20, 2011: Mobile Applications: Case Studies and Business Model Analysis

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Session 2: Agriculture and Rural Development Sector: Case studies are from Kenya, Philippines and Sri Lanka

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December 9, 2010: TXT Eagle - Revolutionary approach to directly engage 2.1 billion people with mobile texting (View Presentation and recorded webcast)

December 9, 2010: Transformational Government Workshop. More: Workshop Recording, Slides and Summary 

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October 18, 2010: Open Government Data Workshop. View Webcast Recording.Make comments on Twitter (hashtag is #OGD-MD). Event website.

September 27, 2010: Identity Management Conference:Worldwide Identity Solutions for Online Security, Privacy and Trust (Sessions A and B only, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm ET). Event page: Watch RECORDED WEBCAST


September 9 2010: Workshop on Government Cloud: Transformational Enabler for Efficiency and Better Services. see event website with all materials

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February 3, 2010: Singapore ICT Day for South Asia - The Singapore Experience - Ingredients for Successful Nation-wide eTransformation. Event Page:

January 25, 2010: UAS and Broadband for Development

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Dec 16, 2009 IC4D World Bank Report ECA Launch Event (click more details)


November 5, 2009: Second Korea ICT Day: Korea - US ICT Policy Forum. Event's main site

October 28, 2009: World Bank Day @ mHealth Summit - M-Health: From Policy to Implementation  

September 16, 2009: Mobile Innovations for Social and Economic Transformation:From Pilots to Scaled-up Implementation This workshop raised awareness of the transformational role mobile technologies can play in improving service delivery, efficiency and transparency. (recorded webcast can be accessed here

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Jan 29, 2009: International Good Practice for Establishment of Sustainable IT Parks
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Dec. 4: Accessible ICT: International Trends and Implications for World Bank Operations.
Windows Media (public access, low speed with chat, scroll down to last page)


Nov. 18: Mobile Transformation in Africa. Event details

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Windows Media (public access, low-speed with chat and slides, scroll down to last page)

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Oct 8, 2008, 9 am – 12:15 pm: Disaster Risk Management in the Information Age (Workshop Part I)

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Real Media (public access, higher speed)

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Oct. 8, 2008: 12:15 – 1:30 pm Central American Probabilistic Risk Assessment (CAPRA)—Brown Bag Luncheon seminar

Real Media (public access, higher speed)

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Real Media (public access, higher speed)

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Sep. 17, 2008: From Rhetoric to Action: E-Government and Aid Effectiveness

Real Media (higher speed)

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Windows Media (Bank Staff, higher speed)

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Windows Media (low-speed with chat and slides) - recommended option

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July 29, 2008: Government 2.0 and Beyond:The Next Generation of Government Transformation.

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