Transboundary Sourcing Webinar

On April 12, David Kinnear, Chair of the GSC will be a speaker at the Transboundary Sourcing Webinar, on Responsible Sourcing: Social Impact with Economic Value. The time will be 9AM to 10:30AM PST and registration information will be updated shortly.

Details:

Moderator: Kevin Parikh

Panelists: Sarah Troup of the Rockefeller Foundation, Rita Soni of Nasscom Foundation, Dhiraj Dolwani of B2R, Antony Alex of Pangea3, David Kinnear of The Global Sourcing Council Read more

The 2012 Czech IT & Investor Conference & Networking Reception “Partnering in Innovation”

This event is scheduled for April 18 at the Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street, New York. See the details in the Flyer – Czech IT Conference

Smart City Symposium

The Smart City Symposium – building sustainable cities of the future will be held at Fordham University on May 11. Below is a link to event. It is free but registration is recommended because space limited.

GAID Global Forum 2010

On 5-6 December 2010, the Global Alliance for ICT and Development (GAID) held its 5th annual Global Forum ‘Information and Communication Technologies for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs): Moving from Advocacy to Action’ at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu-Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The Forum convened relevant stakeholders for an action-oriented dialogue on emerging issues and challenges in the field of ICT for development. Throughout the two days, the participants performed a collective ‘reality check’ on the progress made thus far in using ICT to achieve the MDGs and what still needs to be done to ensure that ICT fulfill their vast potential for accelerating development.

The Forum was attended by over 250 participants including high-level government officials, representatives of United Nations agencies, the private sector, civil society, academia and experts in the field of ICT for development. The forum was also broadcast live to the world using  the Livestream web channel , allowing those who could not travel to the event a chance to engage in the proceedings remotely. The more detailed summary of proceedings, presentations and video archive sessions from the event are now available on the GAID website (www.un-gaid.org).

Click HERE or on the following link: GAID Global Forum 2010 for a PDF document which is a summary of the proceedings.

Partnering for Conflict-Free Electronics: Taking Controversy out of Your Computer

Our computers, cell-phones, and handheld devices contain precious minerals which are sourced from conflict areas in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where a war has been raging for the past 12 years. Learn about the atrocities happening in the Congo and how companies, civil society organizations, and social investors are working together to ensure these devices are not fueling the violence.