Global Initiative for Inclusive Technologies (G3ict)

Date: 
Jan 26, 2008

A Flagship Advocacy of the United Nations Global Alliance for ICT and Development

Global Initiative for Inclusive Technologies (G3ict)

About G3ict

A flagship partnership initiative of GAID, the United Nations Global Alliance for ICT and Development, G3ict is headed by W2i, the Wireless Internet Institute in cooperation with the Secretariat for the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights and Dignity of Persons with Disabilities (www.un.org/disabilities/) and UNITAR, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (www.unitar.org/).

Over the past five years, W2i has developed programs with the United Nations ICT Task Force, InfoDev (World Bank) and UNITAR in the context of the World Summit on the Information Society. In 2006, the Steering Committee of the Global Alliance for ICT and Development selected W2i's proposal to form G3ict, the Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs in order to facilitate a multi-stakeholder dialogue on ICT accessibility issues and develop a knowledge base and best practices sharing platform in support of the implementation of the new Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in matters of accessible and assistive ICTs.

Designed as a two-year program to foster multi-stakeholder participation and dialogue, G3ict is supported by voluntary contributions from private sector companies. The Initiative has participating parties representing ICT vendors, major users of ICTs in industry, and the public sector (international institutions, organizations, and government).

All stakeholders from the private sector, public sector, and non-governmental organizations concerned by issues related to ICTs and persons living with disabilities are welcome to participate in its work program.

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