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Rural/Outer Island Communications in the Pacific

Project No 2RAS08027
Title Rural/Outer Island Communications in the Pacific
Description
This project aims to provide access to telecommunication/ICT services to four Pacific Island Countries (Papua New Guinea, Marshall Islands, Tonga and Nauru) through development of their rural/remote network infrastructure and establishment of Multipurpose Telecommunity Centres (MTCs) in remote areas and/or outer islands of these four countries.
These MTCs will provide suitable ICT services and applications to local communities and will also integrate emergency telecommunication facilities especially for early warnings and important announcements. A human capacity building programme will be specifically designed for particular communities or circumstances in order to ensure operations and maintenance of the centres in a sustainable manner. In particular, focus will be made on training-the-trainers programme.
Status Implemented
Time Frame From 1/6/2008 To 31/12/2012
Funding Funded
Beneficiary Countries Marshall Islands, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Tonga
ITU Project Management Team ATIPAYAKOON, W. Mr.
Implementing Agency ITU
Keywords Infrastructure
Relation to the Resolutions
Study Period Reference Chapter/ProgNo Title
2002Res. 172A / 1/2/3/4/5/6Implementation of national, regional, interregional and global projects
2006Res. 172A / 1/2/3/4/5Implementation of regionally approved initiatives at the national, regional, interregional and global levels
2010Res. 170 / 0Implementation of regionally approved initiatives at the national, regional, interregional and global levels
2012Res. 170 / 0Implementation of regionally approved initiatives at the national, regional, interregional and global levels
Relation to the WSIS Action Lines
C02Information and Communication Infrastructure
Financial Scale (CHF) 100'000 - 500'000