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2 a 360º perspective world e-inclusion For more information about World e-Inclusion or to get involved visit:

3 access divide continent of Africa. (Source: International Telecommunication Union, “Challenges to the Network,” October 1999) there are more Internet hosts in New York City than on the

4 internet divide Number of Internet hosts (in thousands) Industrial countries 15,818 Developing countries435 (Source: United Nations Development Programme, 1999)

5 An issue with global attention G8 “DOT” Force UN ICT Task Force Digital Divide An issue with global attention G8 “DOT” Force UN ICT Task Force Canada is playing a major helping role Leadership in all forum CIDA, IDRC, CESO, NetCorps, … Leading by example: CAP

6 Africa’s growth rate is outpacing the U.S. Africa’s growth rate is outpacing the U.S. Asia/Pacific155% Africa135% U.S./Canada41% (Source: NUA Internet Surveys, 2000) Internet adoption rates: individuals

7 …of about 4 billion people opportunity

8 ‘The betterment of our society is not a job to be left to a few; it is a responsibility to be shared by all’ —HP corporate objectives from the original company of inventors world e-inclusion

9 a new strategy World e-Inclusion is HP’s new business strategy to broaden access to social and economic opportunities, and create new markets in developing countries. make it useful

10 a new focus make it significant World e-Inclusion extends HP’s business focus to traditionally excluded markets in —in Africa —in Asia —in Central and Eastern Europe —in Latin America Together, these regions account for 4 billion of the world’s poor—about two- thirds of the global population


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