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Digi-Arts well received in Asia and Pacific regional conference of WSIS
 Two members of the Digi-Arts portal, Jaco Du Toit and Doyun Lee, took part in the Asia Pacific Regional Conference of WSIS (World Summit on Information Society), which was held in Tokyo, Japan (11-15 January 2003). 

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Their participation was especially noted in one of the side-meetings on “Youth and ICT for Development”, which was organized by the National Information Technology Council (NITC) of Malaysia and Global Knowledge Partnership, on 11 January 2003 at the United Nations University.

A wide range of participants from regional and international organisations, multilateral development organisations, youth organisations, including the Young Volunteers for Sustainable Development (Philippines), Mongolian Information Development Association, Taking IT Global, etc, and also youth stakeholders’ representatives had attended the meeting.

The event was meaningful as it was a special occasion to discuss and share a variety of Youth and ICT for Development initiatives with the gathered stakeholders from the Asian region.

The Digi-Arts project, in particular the Young Digital Creators programme developed in favour of the youth, was presented during the first session of the meeting highlighted on “Youth in Education and Capacity Development” and was well received. Jaco led the intervention by talking about UNESCO’s active role in contribution to WSIS and profound commitment to youth issues, followed by Doyun’s presentation on the Young Digital Creators programme conceived to introduce young people to a variety of digital art activities.

Through the two knowledge-sharing sessions of “Youth in Education and Capacity Development’ (Session I) and “Youth and Volunteerism” (Session II), it was a rare opportunity to learn about various ongoing projects devoted to youth and ICT, providing us with interesting diverse perspectives on the subject, and to discover the grounds for exploring possible synergies to work in collaboration. In conclusion, there was mutual understanding to focus on the following key inputs in developing youth ICT projects such as building up concrete partnerships in avoiding replication of effort, obtaining substantial funding sources, and the participation of young people in decision and policy making.

Start Date 2003-01-11 11:00 am
End Date 2003-01-15 11:00 am
MeetingType Asia Pacific Regional Conference of WSIS (World Summit on Information Society)
Meeting Location Tokyo, Japan
Organizer the National Information Technology Council, Global Knowledge Partnership
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