Expert meeting on rural information networks in Asia-Pacific: Innovative 
practices and future directions

RAP PUBLICATION 2006/26

Expert meeting on rural information networks in Asia-Pacific: Innovative practices and future directions

14–16 December 2005
Asian Institute of Technology Conference Hall,
Pathum Thani, Thailand

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
REGIONAL OFFICE FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
Bangkok, 2006

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For copies write to: Malcolm Hazelman, Senior Extension Education and
Communication Officer
FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Maliwan Mansion, 39 Phra Atit Road
Bangkok 10200 THAILAND
Tel: (+66) 02 6974000
Fax: (+66) 02 6974445
E-mail: malcolm.hazelman@fao.org

or

Michael Riggs, Information Management Specialist
FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Maliwan Mansion, 39 Phra Atit Road
Bangkok 10200 THAILAND
Tel: (+66) 02 6974000
Fax: (+66) 02 6974445
E-mail: michael.riggs@fao.orgm

 TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword

List of abbreviations and acronyms

Summary of the meeting

I. Introduction

II. Objectives of the workshop

III. Opening ceremony

IV. Presentations and discussions

V. Group work on a framework for action and presentations

VI. Field trip to observe ICT empowering rural communities and youth

VII. Recommendations of the meeting

Appendix I Workshop programme

Appendix II Opening address

Appendix III Framework for action – summary

Appendix IV List of meeting participants