SOURCE: Zagada Markets

Zagada Markets

December 17, 2009 18:30 ET

UN GAID Selects Philip Peters as High Level Advisor to Global Alliance for ICT and Development

MIAMI, FL and CORAL GABLES, FL--(Marketwire - December 17, 2009) - Philip Peters, Chief Executive Officer of Zagada Markets, has recently been selected to serve on the prestigious High-Level Panel of Advisers of the United Nations Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technologies and Development (UNDESA-GAID). High-Level Advisors serve for a term of two years.

UNDESA-GAID is an inclusive, multi-stakeholder platform for policy dialogue and partnership building that was established by the Secretary General of the United Nations in 2006 to enable and catalyze multi-stakeholder partnerships in the crucial field of ICT for Development. UNDESA's mission is to catalyze and promote the use of ICT for the achievement of the UN's Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

"Mr. Peters will bring extensive experience and expertise with him to the Global Alliance, particularly in the area of business and economic development for accelerated socioeconomic transformation in developing markets. Mr. Peters will be a very valuable new asset for the Alliance in its work going forward, providing guidance and insight into how to best utilize ICT in entrepreneurship and general economic development throughout the developing world," said Mr. Sarbulan Khan, Executive Coordinator of UNDESA GAID.

Mr. Talal Abu-Ahazaleh, Chairman and CEO of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org), was appointed as the new Chairman of (UNDESA-GAID) in June 2009, and succeeds Craig Barrett, Intel's former Chairman.

In the upcoming year, UNDESA-GAID will focus its work in building partnerships and advocating for using ICT to effectively scale up efforts in the developing world in regards to poverty eradication, health, education, climate change, and entrepreneurship and gender issues, among others. UNDESA-GAID is extremely excited to have Mr. Peters join the network as a High-Level Advisor, which is made up of stakeholders from the public, private and civil society sectors.

About Zagada Markets

Zagada is a business development analytics firm. The company provides research, indexes, rating and tailor-made advisory services on countries, cities and service suppliers to corporations. The company principally serves the corporate buy-side and is totally focused on delivering sourcing analytics on the service globalization sector. The company is the developer and publisher with its Swedish based partner -- Waagstein Research of the Zagada Waagstein Global Outsourcing 100 Index -- Zagada publishes the leading sourcing blog.


The Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technologies and Development (GAID), an initiative approved by the United Nations Secretary-General in 2006, was launched after comprehensive worldwide consultations with governments, the private sector, civil society, the technical and Internet communities and academia. For more information, visit

Contact Information

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    UN-GAID Media Contact:
    Enrica Murmura
    Global Alliance for ICT and Development
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