Bringing innovation to developing countries Mobile as a transformative tool for development

Start: Tuesday 22 June 2010

End: Tuesday 22 June 2010

Through innovative technologies, the mobile industry brings solutions that can support sustainable development and social inclusion in developing countries. With an eye on the upcoming review of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) later this year, GSMA Europe’s next mobile meeting will provide a platform to discuss how the mobile industry can help in achieving the MDGs, reduce poverty and build a sustainable future for the world’s poor. Join the debate with policy-makers to learn how mobile can be a transformative tool for development.

Tuesday 22 June 2010

1. Introduction

12:15 – 12:20

Martin Whitehead, Director GSMA Europe

12:20 – 12:30
Introductory statement

MEP Nirj Deva, Vice Chair of the Development Committee

2. Panel Discussion

Moderated by Peter Armstrong
Co-founder of the OneWorld Network

12:30 – 12:40
Innovation in developing countries: a growing Euro-Africa cooperation.

David Harmon, Member of the Cabinet of Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn

12:40 – 12:50
Strengthening the EU and developing countries’ cooperation in ICT: an opportunity for the mobile industry?

Thierry Devars, Scientific Officer, International Relations Unit (A4), DG INFSO, European Commission

12:50 – 13:00
The EU-Africa partnership: the benefits of mobile in emerging markets

Daan du Toit, Minister Counsellor Science and Technology, South African Mission to the European Union

13:00 – 13:10
Empowering individuals: the mobile industry’s contribution to sustainable development

Dawn-Haig Thomas, Director of Innovation, Development Fund, GSMA

13:10 – 13:50
Q&A with panelists

13:50 – 14:00
Wrap–up and conclusions

Concluding remarks from Martin Whitehead, Director GSMA Europe

Join us for a far–reaching discussion on how mobile can be a transformative tool for development.