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Connecting the Next Four Billion

How can the post-2015 agenda make information work for everyone?

kids and tablets
Join us on September 29th for an evening reception to discuss why inclusive access to information and technology is imperative to meet the new development agenda, and how community spaces like libraries are already implementing this vision. Cocktails and Hors D’oeuvres will be served.

Speakers

Ann Mei Chang, Executive Director, USAID Global Development Lab @annmei

Mark Surman, Executive Director, Mozilla @msurman

Donna Scheeder, President, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)

Kristin Lord, President and CEO, IREX @kristin_lord

Gary Fowlie, Head, ITU Liaison to the United Nations @Sask2NY

Myat Sann Nyein, Project Manager, Beyond Access and Myanmar Book Aid and Preservation Foundation

The UN2030 Sustainable Development Goals are prioritizing digital literacy skills and affordable access to the Internet so that more people are able to fully participate in the information society. Join us for an evening reception to discuss why inclusive access to information and technology is imperative to meet this new development agenda, and how community spaces like libraries are already delivering on this vision.

Space is limited. Please respond to beyondaccess@irex.org by September 18, 2015.

Event information

Hashtag: #next4billion

September 29, 2015 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm
The Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III Trustees Room
The New York Public Library
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street
New York, NY, 10018
(917) 275-6975