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MCT Projects for Special Initiative Groups

Project No 7GLO07060
Title MCT Projects for Special Initiative Groups
Short Title MCT
Description This project is an umbrella project that aims to assist beneficiary countries to provide equal ICT access and services to women, children and youth, people with disabilities, indigenous communities, rural and underserved communities as well as other disadvantaged and vulnerable groups through establishment of 25 networked Multipurpose Community Telecentres across developing and least developed countries worldwide.

Phase one of the project will implement 10 MCTs and the rest will come under phase two. The project will also coordinate development of appropriate and needed local contents; and enhance the human capacity building through ICT training and e-learning facilities for these disadvantaged and venerable groups. This project finally aims to enhance the MCTs’ sustainability through the development of a pool of competencies that will allow deployment of region wide revenue-generating activities.

This project will be implemented in various sites through subprojects.
Status Closed
Time Frame From 1/1/2008 To 30/9/2011
Funding Funded
Project Site ITU Headquarters
Beneficiary Countries Multi Countries
ITU Project Management Team SCHORR, S. Mrs.
ITU Field Office Contact ITU Headquarters
Place de Nations
1211 Geneva 20

Tel: +41 22 730 5111
Implementing Agency International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
Keywords Communities living in under-served areas
Multipurpose Community Telecenters (MCT)
Persons with disabilities
Youth and Children
Relation to the WSIS Action Lines
C02Information and Communication Infrastructure
C03Access to information and knowledge
C07ICT Applications
C08Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
Financial Scale (CHF) 500'000 - 1'000'000