Global Connect Initiative with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry
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Global Connect Initiative with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry

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Date: Thursday, April 14, 2016
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (ET) / 15:00 - 17:00 (GMT) or convert time
Location: World Bank Group HQ & Online

If everyone had Internet access, then everyone would have a fair shot at financial stability and an education, right? If only it were so easy.

On Thursday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim led a meeting of some of the top minds in global development to talk about the U.S. State Department’s Global Connect Initiative. The goal: to get 1.5 billion people online by 2020. With private sector giants such as PayPal, representatives from 28 countries, and multilateral institutions gathered in the same room, hitting that mark seemed attainable.

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