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E-resilience, Pandemic, Recovery, intercountry, consultation, CICTSTI

E-resilience for Pandemic Recovery: intercountry consultations in preparation for CICTSTI

In the fight against the pandemic digital connectivity and inclusion have become more critical than ever. The core Internet infrastructure networks takes on unprecedented importance. The capacity of technology to absorb and process big data in real-time and deliver bandwidth-intensive high-value-added services instantaneously heavily depends on the resilience of the ICT network infrastructure. In this regard, new emerging opportunities, challenges, and benefits of regional cooperation in East and North-East and North and Central Asia are rising. Notably, on 11 June 2020, the Secretary General’s Roadmap on Digital Cooperation highlighting key collaborative actions was launched.

The ESCAP Secretariat is organizing this virtual meeting in preparations for the Third Session of ESCAP’s Committee on ICT& Science Technology and Innovation (CICTSTI), to be held 19-20 August 2020.

The virtual meeting is gathering policymakers and , representatives from government agencies responsible for ICT, transport, energy infrastructure development, emergency situations and for the SDGs. The focal points from the project’s three pilot countries: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Mongolia are the main target beneficiaries.

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