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XVII Infopoverty World Conference

La conferenza si terrà il 21 aprile 2017 presso la sede di Milano del Parlamento Europeo, corso Magenta 19, in teleconferenza con il Palazzo di Vetro delle Nazioni Unite a New York.

Chi volesse partecipare in qualità di pubblico all'evento del 21 aprile a Milano deve registrarsi, di modo da regolarizzare la propria presenza anche in osservanza delle normative sulla sicurezza del Parlamento Europeo. A tal proposito di seguito il link al quale si potrà accedere per effettuare la registrazione è.

http://bit.ly/iwcregform

L'evento si può seguire anche in streaming sulla webtv delle Nazioni Unite:

http://www.infopoverty.net/

Durante l’incontro, organizzato da OCCAM, United Nations Affiliated Digital Communication Observatory, verrà presentato il progetto di cooperazione World Food Security e-Center, finalizzato a fornire risposta e supporto alle richieste sanitarie e nutrizionali provenienti dai Paesi in via di sviluppo, grazie ad una piattaforma telematica connessa ad un qualificato pool di esperti disponibili a collaborare e sviluppata presso il Dipartimento di Informatica dell’Università di Milano, sede di Crema, in collaborazione con il Dipartimento di Malattie Infettive, Ospedale L. Sacco.

Il progetto è stato creato dalla seguente Task Force:

• Dott. Cesar Alvarez, IT Division (CIO) Senior Information Technology Officer at FAO (Roma)
• Dott.ssa Valentina Aprea, Assessor for Education, Training and Work at Regione Lombardia
• Ing. Salvatore Crapanzano, Delegate of Milan’s Association of Engineers
• Prof. Giuseppe Enne, President of the Scientific Committee of UNISS Desertification Research Center (NDR)
• Assessore Giuseppe Fava, Assessor for Agriculture at Regione Lombardia
• Dott. Ruggero Gabbai, President of Milan Council’s EXPO Commission
• Prof. Goffredo Haus, Head of IT Department at Università Statale di Milano (UNIMI)
• Prof.ssa Claudia Sorlini, President of Milan Council’s Scientific Committee for EXPO 2015
• Prof. Gianluca Carenzo, General Director of Parco Tecnologico Padano (PTP)
• Prof. Vincenzo Gerbi, President of Associazione Italiana Società Scientifiche Agrarie (AISSA)
• Dott. Carmine Pacente, Manager of Servizio Europa at Provincia di Milano
• Carolina Requena, Delegate of the Mayor of Sao Paulo, Brazil
• Eugénie Salebongo Basoy, Secretary General of DR Congo’s Ministry of Commerce
• Banca Popolare di Lodi
• Assoconsumatori

During the UNFCCC COP22 in Marrakech, the World Food Security e-Center (WFSeC) already discussed during the last edition of the Infopoverty World Conference has been finally validated as an ICT flagship project for rural development in emerging countries, mitigation of the migrant emergency, new opportunities of job creation and empowerment of local structures to fight poverty and hunger in the spirit of UN Sustainable Development Goals. As a follow-up to its endorsement, this special session will witness the presentation and inauguration of the Center, aimed at providing assistance to the more disadvantaged communities with regard to food security, through the creation of a bridge between specialized institutions that work as service providers and public and private institutions that will be the service users. This bridge is constituted by a technological platform that will assure the connectivity and the complete functionality of the Center.

TRANSFERRING KNOWLEDGE
AND ADEQUATE TECHNOLOGIES:
THE WAY TO COMBAT POVERTY
AND MAKE THE WORLD SAFER

APRIL 21, 2017
New York, UN Headquarters - Conference Room 12
in videoconference with:
Milano, European Parliament Information Office - Sala Conferenze

The Infopoverty World Conference, organized by OCCAM with the patronage of the European Parliament Information Office in Milan since 2001 on the wave of the proclamation of the Millennium Development Goals, points out yearly at the United Nations Headquarters in New York the most innovative solutions and the best practices elaborated with the United Nations system, governments and the civil society, to empower the fight to poverty. The Conference represents, for its continuity, operational capability and strong interoperability with the UN system, a unique global forum gathering leading experts, academics, opinion leaders, managers, government officials, philanthropists.
In particular, it has given rise to the Infopoverty Programme, which promotes and realizes actions on the ground using the ICTs as tools of development, having created the UN Millennium Village in Sambaina (Madagascar) and ICT Villages in Honduras, South Lebanon, Navajo Nation and Ethiopia.
The previous editions of our conference, collected in the E-book “15 Years of Infopoverty World Conference (2001-2015)”, and especially the most recent, led to the launch of two institutions which serve as a model for new practices, e- MedMed and the World Food Security e-Center, capable to provide directly to communities in need Telemedicine, e-Learning, e-Training and e-agriculture services through a global digital platform.
After seventeen years of work and practical engagement in cooperation with the main stakeholders of the digital revolution worldwide, we are committed to discover and apply easier, low-cost and adequate solutions to meet the real needs of people with smart technologies. Everyday innovations create different scenarios and opportunities. The arising global connectivity made possible by the spreading use of mobile phones and smartphones is changing intimately people’s life, reshaping communities, governance, and social relationships. As the observatory of digital revolution, OCCAM, launching with its partners the 17th edition of the Infopoverty World Conference, focuses the debate’s attention on the high inequality of the development of ICT innovations which are generally destined to wealthy end-users’ markets rather than to social growth, failing to offer solutions to fight poverty, hunger, health, to solve the most pressing global issues such as the migration and refugees crises, and to achieve universal education as stated by SDGs, cornerstone of the Infopoverty Programme.
How to overcome this handicap is the main theme of the 17th Infopoverty World Conference, providing concrete facts and best practices able to prove that digital services designed in line with the socio-economic development needs of the most disadvantaged populations could lead to relevant results in terms of health, food security, education, climate change, etc. Such solutions are particularly effective if powered by sensors of next generations, robotic devices and innovative methods by public and private operators, NGOs, IGOs, public or private institutions. It is of crucial importance for us to learn to think digital, which means to require clarity, transparency, effectiveness, active participation, community spirit, creativity, fellowship, beyond borders, cultures and the limits of knowledge, in order to develop the human resources with a massive transfer of technologies and knowledge, which make them able to create wealth for communities.
We appeal thus to the best entrepreneurial spirits, researchers, governments and institutions to join the 17th Infopoverty World Conference to find the best solutions for translating the vision of a truly global information society into reality, and to launch the

PROGRAMME

Milan, European Parliament Information Office Conference Room

14:30-16:00 (CET) – Preliminary session
THE WORLD FOOD SECURITY e-CENTER

Chair: Bruno Marasà, Director, European Parliament Information Office in Milan
Claudia Sorlini, Steering Committee, WFSeC
Giuseppe Enne, Steering Committee, WFSeC
Rita Pizzi, Department of Computer Science, University of Milan
Vincenzo Gerbi, President, AISSA
Arnoldo Mosca Mondadori, Fondazione Cariplo
Ruggero Tozzo, President, Alisei NGO
Francesca Arnaboldi, Vice-President, Confconsumatori
Giuseppe Bonomi, General Director, Arexpo

New York, United Nations Headquarters
Conference Room 12

10:00-10:30 (NYT) – Opening Session
H.E. Amb. Sebastiano Cardi, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Permanent Representative of Italy to the UN (tbc)
Daniela Bas, Director, Division for Social Policy and Development, UN-DESA
General Introduction
Pierpaolo Saporito, OCCAM and Infopoverty President

New York Conference Room 12 10:30 - 12:00 (NYT)
Milan, European Parliament Information Office 16:30 - 18:00 (CET)

First Session

HOW ICTs CAN CONTRIBUTE TO TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT: THE WORLD FOOD SECURITY e-CENTER

Co-Chair: Melchiade Bukuru, Chief, UNCCD Liaison Office in New York
Sarbuland Khan, Former Executive Coordinator, UN-GAID
Carla Mucavi, Director, FAO Liaison Office in New York (tbc)
Gloria Kins, Editor in Chief, Society & Diplomatic Review
H.E. Amb. Abdallah Wafy, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Permanent Representative of Niger to the UN (tbc)
Co-Chair: Bruno Marasà, Director, European Parliament Information Office in Milan
Roberto Maroni, President, Regione Lombardia, Italy (tbc)
Giuseppe Sala, Mayor of Milan, Italy (tbc)
Claudia Sorlini, Steering Committee, WFSeC
Giuseppe Enne, Steering Committee, WFSeC
Brando Benifei, Committee on Employment and Social affairs, European Parliament
Giovanni La Via, Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Security, European Parliament (tbc)
Rita Pizzi, Department of Computer Science, University of Milan

New York, United Nations Headquarters, Conference Room 12
12:00-1:00 pm – Second Session

HEALTH FOR ALL: THE ROLE OF ICTs
IN TRANSFERRING SKILLS TO VILLAGES

Chair: Susan Alzner, Head, UN-NGLS New York Office
Christopher B. Smithers, President, The Christopher D. Smithers Foundation
Milton Wainberg, Scientific co-director, Global Mental Health Program, Columbia University
Madina Rahman, Deputy Minister of Health and Sanitation, Sierra Leone
Hossam Badrawi,< President, Nile Badrawi Foundation for Education and Development
H.E. Amb. Abdellatif Aboulatta, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Egypt to the UN
Kohsuke Hara, Programme Manager, Development Programme Alliance Forum Foundation
Asahi Ota, Programme Officer and Nutritionist, Alliance Forum Foundation
H.E. Amb. Koro Bessho, Ambassador , Permanent Representative of Japan to the UN*

2:30-4:00 pm – Third Session

THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION: MOVING FROM SMART CITIES TO ICT VILLAGES TO EMPOWER PEOPLE’S LIVES

Chair: Naoko Kimura, Relationship Manager – Asia & Oceania, UN Global Compact
Aliye P. Çelik, President, Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization
Toshihiko Murata, OCCAM Representative to the UN
Mamisoa Razakatoanina, Mayor of Sambaina, UN Millennium Village, Madagascar
Eugene W. Grant, Mayor of Seat Pleasant, Maryland
Yamina Djacta, Former Director, UN-HABITAT New York Office
Giovanna Bottani, Operations Senior Consultant, STMicroelectronics Foundation
Makoto Goda, Nippon Biodiesel Fuel Co.
Rehan Chaudhri, Principal Peak XV Advisors
H.E. Amb. Zina Andrianarivelo-Razafy

New York, United Nations Headquarters, Conference Room 12
4:00-5:30 pm – Fourth Session

BUILDING A PLATFORM FOR THE SHARING OF KNOWLEDGE AND TECHNOLOGIES

Chair: Cheryl Wills, NY1 News Anchor and Author
Maria Grazia Cavenaghi-Smith, Former Director, EU Parliament Information Office in Marseille
Saideh Browne, President, National Council of Women
Linda Spradley Dunn, CEO, Odyssey Media
Robert St. Thomas, Smarter Solutions
David Neely, President & CEO, Affecting Change International
Lidwine Meffo, Founder & Executive Director, The smiling Foundation
Gary Fowlie, Director, ITU Liaison Office to the UN
Patrizio Civili, IDLO Permanent Observer to the UN
H.E. Amb. António Gumende, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Mozambique to the UN

5:30-6:00 pm - Fifth Session

CONCLUSIVE ROUNDTABLE

Chair: Pierpaolo Saporito, President, OCCAM and Infopoverty
With the Chairpersons of all the Sessions to formulate the results of the Conference and define them in the traditional final declaration, which will be delivered to the entire UN-System and the Governments.

ENDORSEMENT OF THE FINAL DECLARATION OF THE 17th IWC

18 aprile 2017
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