Youth Input to Global Knowledge Partnership DOTforce Report

By Terri Willard on January 10, 2002

From January-February 2000, the Global Knowledge Youth Advisory Council facilitated an e-conference on "Youth: Building Knowledge Societies." This event brought together more than 350 participants, primarily young people between the ages of 15-30 from developing countries, to explore how youth are using Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in the production, dissemination and use of knowledge for sustainable development. The final report from the Youth Advisory Council was submitted to the Global Knowledge Partnership (GKP) to inform the selection of priorities for its Action Plan. Upon request of the GKP, IISD reconvened the Youth Advisory Council in April 2001 to undertake a follow-up study on significant initiatives in their regions. This study seeks provide guidance to the G-8 Digital Opportunities Taskforce on how to design ICT initiatives that provide the greatest benefit to young people around the world.

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International Bank for Reconstruction and Development/The World Bank, 2002