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IEEE ETAP Forum in Africa

WSIS Forum 2017
In June, IEEE joined global multi-stakeholders at the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2017, where IEEE President Karen Bartleson delivered a High Level Policy Statement.

@IEEENetPolicy’s Twitter moment captures highlights from IEEE’s participation, including High Level Policy Sessions and the WSIS Hackathon described in ITU’s podcast.

IEEE SIGHT’s Tunisia team placed third in the WSIS Hackathon and its Tawasol project was recognized as a WSIS Prize Champion. IEEE SIGHT Tunisia Secretary-General Meher Bnouni shares WSIS Forum Takeaways: Collaboration for the benefit of humanity.

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Global solutions for urban health: WSIS Hack for Health
ITUNews recaps the first ever WSIS Hack for Health, co-organized by IEEE to develop innovative technology solutions to reduce exposure to common risk factors for non-communicable diseases. “These issues that we are all facing are on a global scale, so having representatives from around the world is very important to us…” — Karen McCabe, IEEE.

Cyber criminals targeting mobile phones ‘a major issue for Africa’
ITWeb Africa shares takeaway from IEEE ETAP Forum: “Cooperation and awareness is key to fighting cybercrime in Africa...”

How to Get 4 Billion Unconnected People Online
Yahoo! Finance explains participants’ viewpoints shared during IEEE’s recent Internet Inclusion: Advancing Solutions event. 

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WSIS Forum Interview 
IEEE President Karen Bartleson’s interview shares how technologists and policy makers can work together to connect the unconnected to the internet. 

New IEEE Position Statement 
The Role of the Technical Community in Internet Policy: IEEE believes that technologists and the technical community should work proactively alongside policy makers and other stakeholders to evolve governance of the internet.

Internet Inclusion: Advancing Solutions Recap
Three-minute video shares April IEEE event participants’ interviews and ideas.

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