Other ICT Applications
ICT applications can deliver basic services in a wide range of sectors including: health, agriculture, education, public administration, commerce, among others. ICT applications constitute one of the priority domains for ITU-D Programme 2 (2010) and the ITU-D ICT Applications and Cybersecurity Division. Improving social conditions and building an entry ramp into the information society are amongst the purposes of ITU's ICT Applications Work Programme for Developing Countries.
ITU activities have been undertaken to deliver and facilitate the roll-out of solutions that will foster social and economic development in developing and least developed countries worldwide. Assistance has been provided in capacity building and training, developing technology strategies, project coordination and implementation. To ensure that solutions proposed to countries were technology-neutral and to make the best use of limited resources, most actions related to the implementation of projects and the organization of events involved a combination of external experts and in-house expertise.
The purpose of
Programme 2 (Hyderabad, 2010) is to support the ITU membership
in improving access to ICT applications and services, especially in
underserved and rural areas, achieving trust and confidence in the
use of ICTs, the Internet and next-generation networks, promoting
fair and equitable access to critical Internet resources. The activities in the broad area of ICT Applications includes promoting and implementing e-Services and e-Applications (e.g.,
e-Government, e-Business, e-Learning, e-Health, e-Employment, e-Environment, e-Agriculture, e-Science, etc.) in developing countries. Some related resources can be found below.