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​​​​Broadband Commission Special Session at the World Economic Forum : 17 January 2017, Davos, Switzerland

Recognizing the increasing importance of internet access and adoption as an enabler to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals and for all economies and societies to participate and benefit from the 4th Industrial Revolution, this special Joint Program co-hosted by the World Economic Forum and the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development at the Annual Meeting 2017 will bring together leaders from government, business, civil society, and academia with the following objectives: 

  1. Assess existing efforts and progress towards connecting the 3.9 billion people not on the Internet
  2. Discuss innovative approaches and solutions and how these can be scaled and replicated


  Documents and Links


  • Download Discussion Paper:
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  • Press Release :

    Davos 2017: World leaders discuss fresh approaches to connecting the next billion- READ

  • Report of the High Level ICT Economic and Industry Expert Roundtable- READ


WEF Photos