Representatives from 60 countries to attend high-level meet on April 13 and 14

DST Lockheed Martin India Innovation Awardee and founder of India Centre for Rural Economic Development Srinivas Gogineni will attend the South-South Cooperation, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Financing for Sustainable Development Meet, to be held at Hong Kong, on April 13 and 14, 2014.

Permanent Representative of Republic of Jamaica to the United Nations E. Courtenay Rattray and International Organisation for South-South Cooperation President and Ambassador Francis Lorenzo invited Mr. Srinivas for the annual conference.

The conference is being organised by South-South Steering Committee for Sustainable Development (SS-SCSD), in association with IOSSC and International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

Representatives from about 60 countries will attend the conference. Business heads, representatives of various organisations, researchers in science and technology and educationists would take part in the two-day meet.

Project presentation

Speaking to The Hindu on Thursday, Mr. Srinivas said a self-designed project on ‘Network of Technology Business Incubators’ would be presented in the SSC-ICC meet. Business incubators are currently working in U.S and India successfully.

“The theme of the meeting is to discuss financing various projects, implementation of different projects, exchange of technology and trade ideas, enhancing job opportunities, improving lifestyles in rural areas, trading, technical cooperation and capacity building for sustainable development and creating entrepreneurs”, said Mr. Srinivas Gogineni.

IOSSC would act as a facilitator for bringing together the key stakeholders from governments, private sectors, international organisations, investors, markets and the civil society to spur Information and Communication Technology (ICT), he added.