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Accessible ICT: International Trends and Implications for World Bank Operations


World Bank's Disability & Development Team, infoDev, e-Development TG/Global ICT, G3ict, and GPDD


invite you to a Practitioner Workshop on


Accessible ICT: International Trends

and Implications for World Bank Operations


Dec. 4, 2008, 9:00-11:30 a.m. ET


MC-C2-137, 1818 H Street NW, Washington D.C.


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Aileen Morse, Chief Enterprise Architect, ISGAC, World Bank



Deepak Bhatia, e-Government Applications Practice Leader, GICT, World Bank tbc


Keynote Speaker:

Axel Leblois, Executive Director, G3ict


Panel Discussion:


Tim Kelly, Lead ICT Policy Specialist, InfoDev

Charlotte McClain Nhlapo, Africa Regional Coordinator, HDNSP, World Bank,

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Carlo Maria Rossotto, MNA Regional Coordinator, GICT, The World Bank

Chitranganie Mubarak, Programme Head, ICT Agency of Sri Lanka

Bassam Ramadan, Sector Manager, Social Protection, World Bank

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Program Description

There is increasing attention in developing countries to Accessible ICT, driven by both domestic and international regulations as well as local demand.  The Convention on the Right of Persons with Disabilities, signed by 136 Countries, explicitly foresees in several articles principles of “accessibility” as well as of “international cooperation”.

This workshop is intended to present current international trends and available standards relevant to the WB, as well as a brief on relevant Convention’s principles and some good practices in the WB operations.      

All workshop materials will be available at:  and


Participants from outside the Bank will need a building pass for this seminar to attend in person in Washington DC so please RSVP to 

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