March 2013 | One of the three organizers behind the Stockholm Internet Forum 2013 is Sida, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.
Sida sees internet based communication as a tool to be used to empower resource poor people in the developing world. That is why Sida is using the term for development (ICT4D) in its operation. But for the Internet to be used for development it has to be open, available and secure for the user. Sida hopes that SIF13 will contribute to this, particularly in the developing world. This is why Sida supports the participation in SIF13 of almost 200 participants from low- and middle income countries.