The Partner2Connect Digital Coalition is a multistakeholder alliance launched by ITU in close cooperation with the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Technology, and in line with the UN Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation, to foster meaningful connectivity and digital transformation in the hardest-to-connect communities, with a focus on, but not limited to, Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

Expressions of Interest (EOI) are now open to become a Member of the Coalition. Register your interest by filling the online application form by 31 October 2021.

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The Coalition recognizes that progress can only be made through a multistakeholder and partnership-based approach and that the direct leadership of governments, policy makers, and the regulator community is essential to achieve meaningful and universal connectivity.

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The Partner2Connect Digital Coalition embodies the following principles:

  • Inclusion
  • Partnership
  • SDG-focused digital development

Focus Areas

The Partner2Connect Digital Coalition works to ensure that people everywhere, and in particular in LDCs, LLDCs, and SIDS can access and use digital connectivity to transform lives, communities, and society, through the following focus areas:

  • Connecting people everywhere
  • Empowering communities
  • Building digital ecosystems
  • Incentivizing investments
Connecting PeopleConnecting people everywhere
Empowering communitiesEmpowering communities
Building digital ecosystemsBuilding digital ecosystems
Incentivizing investmentsIncentivizing investments

Partner2Connect Digital Development Roundtable

The Partner2Connect Roundtable will take place on 7 to 9 June 2022 during the ITU World Telecommunication Development Conference (6-15 June 2022)

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The Partner2Connect Digital Coalition brings together multistakeholder partners who understand that ‘building back better with broadband’ will open up huge new opportunities; partners who understand that collaboration is the only way we will ever tackle a challenge of this scale and magnitude; and partners who understand that working together to build something bigger than we could achieve alone will mean rewards for everyone; industry, government, development agencies, and most importantly of all, people.

Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Director, Telecommunication Development Bureau, ITU

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