Broad questions to address: Development • How does devoting more resources to ICT4D (ICT for Development) help solve development issues such as governance, health, and climate change? • How does advancement in ICT translate into development progress in the above areas? • How do we encourage and promote innovation in LDCs (Least Developed Countries), especially where the benefits of education are diminished by brain drain? • How do we address problems like brain drain and other barriers to encouraging and supporting human capital investment in ICT fields? • How do we increase absorption capacity, especially in LDCs where other development challenges have yet to be resolved?
Education • What are the biggest challenges to building capacity in LDCs, especially for young people? • How do you encourage human capital investment in ICT, without guaranteeing job growth? • How can we ensure that ICT education is continual and does not become obsolete in a world where technology changes weekly? • How is the educational process improved by ensuring access/connectivity/local content to ICT? Is the efficiency element the biggest winner or is it the enhancement in knowledge sharing that takes the prize home?
Innovation • How do we bring the richness of technology to LDCs in a cost effective way? • What are the missing resources to translating innovation in access, content and connectivity into results? • How best developed integrated ICT networks in areas that lack the basic infrastructure, namely power resources and skilled human capital? • How can we, using existing and already deployed hardware in LDCs, SIDS, and rural areas, improve ICT access? • What are the latest developments in ICT connectivity that allow for wider areas of coverage? • In areas impacted by natural disasters, how does content help the recovery process? • How can we improve access and connectivity in areas where infrastructure has been damaged by disaster?