Toronto – Forum on Youth and ICT for Development website launched
The website of the Forum on Youth and ICT for Development (http://un-gaid.org/en/gfyouth), to be held on 24-26 September in Geneva, Switzerland, is now online. Launched by the Global Alliance for ICT Development (GAID), this interactive website aims to involve young people in discussions with policymakers, thought leaders and representatives from the private sector and civil society, and to explore ways to empower them and encourage their full participation in society through the use of information and communications technology.
As a partner organization of GAID, TakingITGlobal is one of a number of groups actively involved in the preparation of the Youth Forum. "TakingITGlobal is excited to be a part of this forum as we strongly believe that information and communications technologies are key in helping youth recognize their full potential as empowered individuals," says Kirsten Jordon, Online Community Partnerships Coordinator.
The website also includes a blog that administrators hope will encourage Forum participants to actively involved in discussions that address the issues of ICT in education, entrepreneurship, governance and health.
TakingITGlobal is an international organization - led by youth and empowered by technology. TakingITGlobal connects youth around the world to find inspiration, information and get involved in improving their local and global communities. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with a growing worldwide presence, the organization's flagship program’ TakingITGlobal.org, serves as the most popular online community for young people interested in connecting across cultures and making a difference, with hundreds of thousands of visitors each month.
TakingITGlobal works with global partners – from UN agencies, to major companies, and especially youth organizations – to build the capacity of youth for development, artistic and media expression, make education more engaging, and involve young people in global decision-making.
For more information, please contact Kirsten Jordan, Online Community Partnerships Coordinator, at [email protected] or +1-416-977-9363.