The Java World Congress on ICT for Sustainable Development was held for the first time in Sri Lanka on November 19, 20, and 21 in Colombo at the Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Centre.
This initiative was a multi-stakeholder partnership programme that focused on the current decade (2010-2020). The website pertaining to this initiative (www. javaworldcongress.org) was launched by the Minister of Economic Development, Honourable Basil Rajapaksa.
In August 2010, the Sri Lankan Team of the Java World Congress met the President of the country, Honourable Mahinda Rajapaksa, and he assured them support to make this event a success.
The theme of the World Congress is integrating ICT to build and strengthen the social capital
to achieve the United National Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Experts were presented papers on how ICT could be utilised to solve social issues in various fields such as education, food, health, environment, livelihoods, infrastructure, sports, science and technology. Delegates from various countries such as the USA, the UK, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, Singapore, India, Vietnam, Japan, South Africa, Russia, Greece, and the UAE participated in order to conduct presentations at this congress. The Java Sri Lanka 2010 Computer Software and Education Exhibition, under the theme “e-Parapure Viskam Dakma”, was held at the SLECC along with the world congress. This exhibition aimed to promote the scheme “ICT for All and ICT for All Villages”.
Over 300 software solutions developed by the youth of the “Java Institute for Advanced Technology” via technologies related to the spheres of Web, Micro, Mobile, Robotics, and Business Technologies were presented at this event. Over 300 software solutions developed by the youth of the “Java Institute for Advanced Technology” via technologies related to the spheres of Web, Micro, Mobile, Robotics, and Business Technologies were presented at this event.