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Thursday, November 10 • 10:00am - 10:30am
Global Connects: U.S. Department of State's effort to connect 1.5 billion to the Internet

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Access to the internet is essential to development – just like roads, ports, electricity, and other infrastructure. It is also foundational for achieving the SDGs. To that end, the U.S. State Department's Global Connect Initiative aims to bring an additional 1.5 billion people online by 2020. It also seeks to foster networking among key stakeholders, to accelerate efforts toward universal connectivity, to share best practices, to promote partnerships and collaboration, and to encourage innovative industry-driven solutions to extend connectivity to remote areas. This session will identify stakeholders, and discuss scope, budget, reach, and project timeline. 

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Manu Bhardwaj

Senior Advisor, US State Deptartment
Manu is a Senior State Department Official, reporting to the Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment. Manu serves as a key political advisor to the Under Secretary on a variety of international economic matters, including technology and internet policy... Read More →

Thursday November 10, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am EST
Grand Ballroom