23 February, 2009

Pacific ICT ministers encourage OLPC

The Pacific ICT Ministerial Forum: Connecting the Unconnected, organised by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and kindly hosted by the Kingdom of Tonga, took place 19-20 February 2009, at Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu. The Forum included official representation from 16 Pacific Island Countries, 11 Ministers responsible for Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), and 2 Prime Ministers.

In their communique, Pacific leaders' recognised the
"number of initiatives[1] to make available low cost ICT end-user devices to Forum Island Countries and that these initiatives have brought improved access and use of ICTs, particularly for young people, and that such initiatives should be further encouraged;
[1] e.g., One Laptop Per Child (OLPC)

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