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   18 November 2005

On November 18, 2005 , the Fund was acknowledged by the Heads of State and Heads of Government gathered in Tunis for the 2 nd phase of the WSIS:

«We welcome the Digital Solidarity Fund (DSF) established in Geneva as an innovative financial mechanism of a voluntary nature open to interested stakeholders with the objective of transforming the digital divide into digital opportunities for the developing world, by focusing mainly on specific and urgent needs at the local level and seeking new voluntary sources of solidarity finance.»

   16 November 2005

Report - Global Digital Solidarity Fund Special Session, Tunis :

The special session was chaired by H.E. Mr. Olusegun Obasanjo, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President of the African Union, and by Mr. Guy-Olivier Segond, President of the Global Digital Solidarity Fund.

The other participants to the High-Level Panel were:

  • H.E. Mr. Abdoulaye Wade, President of the Republic of Senegal, President of the Committee on Infrastructures and Information Technologies of the NEPAD, Founding Father of the DSF
  • H.E. Ms. Margarita Cedeño de Fernández, First Lady of the Dominican Republic
  • Mr. Charles-Henri Malecot, Director of International Relations, Spokesperson for Gérard Collomb, Senator-Mayor of the City of Lyon
  • Mr. Manuel Tornare, Mayor of the City of Geneva
  • Mr. Amadou Top, Vice-President of the DSF
  • H.E. Mr. Alpha Oumar Konaré, President of the Commission of the African Union
  • Dr. Dennis Israelski, AIDSETI Medical Director, Stanford University, USA
  • Dr. Line Kleinebreil, HOPES project Coordinator, Georges Pompidou Hospital, France
  • Prof. Cheik Modibo Diarra, Founder of the World Francophone e-University (UNFM), Burkina Faso

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