How Technology Can Catalyze Sustainable Development

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Too often, new technologies are regarded as only benefiting high-tech businesses or improving lifestyles for those in developed countries — a common misconception that could limit the potential benefits of these innovations for developing economies.

A new paper by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) on “the Internet of Everything” brings to light how new technology can be leveraged by developing countries to address fundamental sustainable development issues and needs.

To learn how emerging technologies work in practice and the policy conditions needed to realize the societal benefits they have to offer, we sat down with Joseph Alhadeff (Oracle), chair of the ICC Commission on the Digital Economy, on the sidelines of the 4th Africa Information and Communication Technologies Alliance summit, which took place last week in Windhoek, Namibia.

You can read the full interview on ICC’s website. Click here to download the ICC paper.


Staff Contact:   Barbara Wanner

VP, ICT Policy & Managing Director, Washington Office
Tel: 202.617.3155

Barbara Wanner directs USCIB’s work on information, communications and technology issues. She works with members and government officials on a wide range of international business issue that include advocating for the continuation of the multi-stakeholder model of Internet governance and for policies aimed at promoting the stability, openness and innovative flexibility of the Internet. She represents USCIB members’ interests in several international forums, including the UN, APEC and the OECD.
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