World Information Technology Forum (Witfor) 2005
The Government of the Republic of Botswana, in collaboration with the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) will host the second World Information Technology Forum (WITFOR) in Gaborone from August 31 to September 2, 2005. WITFOR is a state-of-the-art, high-level international forum, aimed at ICT policy-makers and practitioners.
The purpose of the conference is to help implement information development strategies and projects in developing countries. Significantly, it will take the World
Summit on the Information Society’s (WSIS) Plan of Action a step forward, by converting policy statements to actual, implementable projects that should help developing
countries to achieve the UN Millennium Development Goals.
The forum will address issues critical to developing countries, such as the application of ICT in fighting HIV/Aids, poverty, access to education, empowerment,
environment, as well as social, ethical and legal consequences of IT. It will also showcase leadingedge
ICT solutions for economic development, as well as best
practice projects, from around the world.
The inaugural WITFOR was held in Lithuania, in 2003. This year’s Forum, the second, will bring together more than 700 delegates, including ICT Ministers, senior policy-makers, academics, NGOs, ICT experts and the private ICT sector.