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Start date: 01 Jan 2008, End date: 30 Sep 2009 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The DigitalWorld Forum is an attempt to gather the foremost experts in the field of inclusive and accessible ICT and Developing Countries in a context of Sustainable Development and to create a Forum where the different initiatives and actors would be able to network and to exchange best practices and success stories in order to deliver development-related ICT research exploitation and cooperation roadmaps. The project will carry out specific collaboration actions. The premier goal is to create synergy between all stakeholders in order to be able to build bottom-up credible and sound "cooperation roadmaps" in the field of ICT research, thus identifying and connecting initiatives at the global level, the regional level and the local level, identifying common factors and distinctive traits. With the sound and proven background in European ICT research of the promoters of the DIGITALWORLD FORUM it is ensured that existing EU research will be fully exploited in these contexts. The consortium partners from the ICPSs in ACP and Latin America are among the most respected organizations in their regions for accessible and inclusive ICT. The real innovation and challenge that is now appearing on the horizon is the new low-cost dimension. The consortium partners bring together a plethora of experience and practical knowledge in the fields of the latest low-cost initiatives for Accessible ICT and access to the leading institutions in.
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