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Projects in the Americas Region

Types of ICT Applications Projects

e-Government       e-Environment

e-Health                e-Learning

e-Strategies           e-Employment

e-Commerce          e-Agriculture



ITU provided support in evaluating the regulatory environment related to e-Health (2004).



The project involved training on technology strategies for secure e-Commerce to membership of the Câmara de Dirigentes Lojistas (CDL) de Belo Horizonte with 10,000+ retail and export members, and the Federação de Serviços do Estado de São Paulo (FESESP) with 25,000+ members. Funding was provided by CDL and FESESP (2002).

Caribbean Region


BDT provided expert assistance in implementing e-government infrastructure, applications and access to ICTs in the Caribbean (2006).

Central America

The main objective of the project was to assist countries in the Central American Region in the elaboration of a regional strategy for e-Applications. The project sought to address the issues common to most e-Applications and provide guidance and recommendations for the formulation of a regional policy and strategy for facilitating the implementation of projects in e-Applications (2003).

Costa Rica


ITU recruited an expert to provide support to the government in telemedicine (2005).  



The Corporación Ecuatoriana de Comercio Electrónico (CORPECE) developed this project for digital certification and value-added e-Services for CORPECE, including training. The project was operational in February 2002. CORPECE and industry partners involved in the project (2002).



ITU provided assistance in the elaboration of a "National Strategy for Security and Trust Infrastructure for Jamaica". The strategy aimed to implement a public key infrastructure that included certification and registration authorities as the platform for the delivery of critical business and government services.  ITU assisted in defining the technology specifications for the implementation of a Government of Jamaica (GOJ) PKI to enable the provisioning of services identified by GOJ as priority for this phase of the project. ITU also provided general guidance in the definition of an enabling policy environment for e-Signatures and digital certification services (2004).


BDT provided assistance to Jamaica for an e-learning project including the creation of a LAN (2006).



In collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health and TELECOR,

ITU established an e-Health programme within the MCT network in a remote area of Nicaragua in order to provide access to ICTs, enable disaster management and support through project coordination and funding for equipment. ITU also provided assistance for implementing communications for rural areas through MCTs, which offer access to e-health, disaster management and gender equity related information (2005).



This project provided a secure and trusted Internet-based mechanism for operators and service providers to send sensitive information (such as income declaration) in electronic formation to the national regulatory agency (CONATEL). The solutions provided will also enable CONATEL to issue licenses in electronic format. This project is now fully operational (2003).



ITU assisted ASETA Member States in the establishment of a harmonized e-Applications legal framework for ASETA's countries. The strategy included digital certification and value-added e-Services for Lima Telecommunications Operator (Limatel), including training and was operational in February 2002.



The project involved the development of B2B e-Commerce infrastructure in Santiago del Táchira. The project involved significant investments and alliances with more than 90 e-Commerce portals and the creation of a centre promoting research and development of alternative training. This project is based on the Fundandina and ITU-Fundandina agreement (2002).


The e-Health project, supported by local partners and partly funded by ITU enabled the delivery of tele-medicine services to the rural community. The inhabitants of El Guarrey and La Urbana now have access to good medical attention and better diagnosis, thereby saving them time and money. Thanks to technology, medical examinations and other information can now be transmitted from the ambulatory sites in the two communities to La Milagrosa or directly to the Medical Centre in Caracas for diagnosis, instead of moving the patient to another city in difficult conditions (2004 - 2006).


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