Internet Freedom for Global Development
It is expected that in a few years, the number of people online will have increased from around 2 billion today to 5 billion, mainly thanks to the roll-out of mobile solutions.
The idea behind The Stockholm Internet Forum is that the Internet could serve as a catalyst for human rights, poverty reduction and development, as well as a support for business and an imperative for security.
The aim with the Stockholm conference on Internet Freedom for Global Development 18–19 April 2012, is to deepen the discussion on how freedom and openness on the Internet promote economic and social development worldwide. What conditions are required for the Internet to promote development? With regard to new developments, such as increased mobility and cloud computing, what are the main issues for freedom and development?
The conference is arranged by Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Internet Infrastructure Foundation (.SE) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), and will bring together policymakers, civil society representatives, activists, business representatives and technical community representatives.