Hamadoun Toure — Malian Public Servant

Dr. Hamadoun Touré of Mali was Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union, the specialized agency of the United Nations dedicated to information and communication technologies, from 2007 to December 2014. He was re-elected for a second four-year term in 2010. Since 2007, he has worked to fulfil ITU's mandate to 'connect the world' and help achieve the Millennium Development Goals. He actively promoted the ITU Connect series of events, with the first one, Connect Africa, being held in Kigali, Rwanda, in 2007. Connect Africa raised US$55 billion in investment pledges to improve Africa's telecommunications infrastructure over seven years. In the first two years, 2008 and 2009, US$22 billion was invested in ICT infrastructure, mainly for mobile communications... (wikipedia)

Broadband gives small businesses the opportunity to broaden their customer base and reduce their overheads through e-commerce platforms.
You will not be able to meet the Millennium Development goals in health without e-health, in education without e-education, and government services will not be able to be provided without e-government services.
The right to communicate is a basic human right, and I believe that putting that on every national agenda is very important.

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