News update Telecoms and ICT in Africa – Issue No 68 on 20 April 2001

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VERNON ELLIS OF ACCENTURE ON AFRICA’S DIGITAL OPPORTUNITIES

20 April 2001

Tomorrow is the launch of the Digital Opportunity Initiative, a partnership between the UNDP, the Markle Foundation and private sector consultancy Accenture. This week we interview Accenture’s International Chair Vernon Ellis who is also the UK’s private sector representative on the G8 Dot Force whose work will shortly conclude.   > How did the Digital Opportunity Initiative (DOI) come about?   It was launched at last year¹s G8 Summit in response to the Okinawa "Charter on the Global Information Society," and the Japanese government's "Comprehensive Cooperation Package to Address the International Digital Divide." The partnership between the UNDP, the Markle…