G3ict – Global Initiative for Inclusive Technologies

Axel Lebois G3ICT

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Antonio, Debra & Neil talk with Axel Lebois

Axel Leblois is the Founder and Executive Director of G3ict – the Global Initiative for Inclusive Technologies, an Advocacy Initiative of the United Nations Global Alliance for ICT and Development www.g3ict.org .  G3ict is a public-private partnership dedicated to facilitating the implementation around the world of the Digital Accessibility Agenda defined by the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, one of the fastest ever negotiated Human Rights treaties.
G3ict’s participants include policy makers and public institutions, ICT industries and the private sector, international standards development organizations, associations of persons with disabilities, and academia.
Its main activities are to:
• Raise awareness on effective public policies, private sector initiatives
• Facilitate the sharing of solutions and good practices
• Promote harmonization and standardization
• Support policy makers with capacity building programs and benchmarking
Prior to founding G3ict, Axel Leblois spent over 20 years at the helm of information technology companies in the United States including as CEO of Computerworld Communications, CEO of IDC – International Data Corporation, President of Bull HN Worldwide Information Systems – Formerly Honeywell Information Systems, CEO of ExecuTrain and co-founder and President of W2i, the Wireless Internet Institute.  Axel Leblois served as a Senior Fellow of UNITAR, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research, and is a founding trustee and treasurer of its North American affiliate CIFAL Atlanta.  Axel Leblois holds an MBA from INSEAD and is a graduate of Sciences Po Paris.