Orbicom-UNESCO

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ORBICOM is the international network of UNESCO chairs in communications.

History[edit]

At the 1989 General Conference, UNESCO adopted the New Communications strategy, from which Orbicom's mandate derives. Orbicom was created in 1994 by UNESCO and the Université du Québec à Montréal.[1]

Structure and Membership[edit]

Orbicom has 250 associate members and 30 UNESCO Chairs. Its members come from 25 countries and work in academia, private industry, and as policy consultants.[1]

Mission[edit]

Their mission is to foster growth and spread of expertise in communications technologies through education, research, publications, and internship and exchange programs for both instructors and students.[1]

Papers, Standards, and Conferences[edit]

Orbicom-UNESCO has proposed a standard to measure the Digital Divide, called Infostate.

See also[edit]

  • University of Texas elected President of Orbicom [1]
  • UNESCO-Orbicom Roundtable held in Brussels [2]
  • Orbicom-UNESCO Organizes Workshop in Abuja [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Orbicom mission". Retrieved 2011-12-15.