The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) says the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, will be celebrated on May 17, this year.
According to the UN specialised agency for ICT, an opening ceremony will be followed by keynote addresses and an interactive panel discussion bringing together leading academics, incubators, and entrepreneurs to discuss the significance of ICT entrepreneurship to create social impact.
ICT entrepreneurs and start-ups and small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have a particularly relevant role in ensuring economic growth in a sustainable and inclusive manner.
ITU says the SMEs are involved in the development of innovative ICT-enabled solutions with a unique potential to make a long-lasting impact in global, regional and national economies and as an important source of new jobs, especially for youth, in the current knowledge economy.
According to ITU, “SMEs make up more than 90% of all businesses worldwide, and represent a ‘path out of poverty’ for many developing countries.”
The programme will be held at the ITU Tower building, and scheduled for 11 am – 1 pm.