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Zambia multi-Purpose Community Telecentres

Project No 7GLO07064
Title Zambia multi-Purpose Community Telecentres
Description The Government of Zambia intends to provide access to telecommunication/ICT services to nine rural communities in Zambia through establishment of Multipurpose Telecommunity Centers (MCTs). This project relates to five of these nine sites to be supported by ITU.
These MCTs will provide suitable ICT services and applications to rural communities and will include assistive and specific technologies (such as braille printers, software for visually impaired person, hearing aids software) to enhance accessibility ICTs for all, including people with disabilities.
The final objective is to enable use of ICTs to access better opportunities for education, employment, information on health services, business opportunities including possibilities to live and work with confidence in rural areas. This move will also enhance MCTs sustainability by developing a pool of competences that will allow deployment of regional wide-revenue-generating activities.
Status Closed
Time Frame From 1/4/2010 To 31/8/2011
Funding Funded
Beneficiary Countries Zambia
ITU Project Management Team MPATWA, A. Mrs.
Implementing Agency ITU
Keywords Communities living in under-served areas
Multipurpose Community Telecenters (MCT)
Persons with disabilities
Youth and Children
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
C03Access to information and knowledge
C04Capacity building
Project Document Open Document
Financial Scale (CHF) 100'000 - 500'000