Poland Outsourcing 5/6/2010

Poland – Central European Outsourcing Destination Where Socially Responsible Sourcing Meets Economic Outcomes, 5/6/10
http://tinyurl.com/2g9resg

Overview of outsourcing in Poland with guest speakers:

  • Michal Urbankowski. Consul, Trade & Investment Section , Consulate General of the Republic of Poland
  • Jacek Bielawski, Technology Park in Krakow
  • Ewa Porebska, CEO of Motorola in Poland

eWaste Recycling 2/24/10

Mr. Robert Tonetti provides an overview of the current status of electronics recycling in the U.S., as well as the U.S. and international issues that are related to the reuse, recycling and disposal of used and obsolete electronics. He will also describe the role of the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ program for vocational training and inmate employment that involves electronics refurbishment and recycling. This socially and environmentally responsible program includes seven facilities across the U.S. where inmates learn to repair, refurbish and recycle obsolete electronics.

http://tinyurl.com/yknyb6l

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.