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Rural Telecommunications, ICT services and Entrepreneurship Development

Project No 9RAF06066
Title Rural Telecommunications, ICT services and Entrepreneurship Development
Description The Government of the Republic of South Africa, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Universal Postal Union (UPU) entered into a cooperation agreement for implementing concrete projects to provide telecommunication and ICT services to remote areas in developing countries - in particular the least developed countries. The objectives are:
-Provision of appropriate ICT services through private sector investment, private institutions and entrepreneurs
-Promote the development of rural telecom operators to provide services in rural and remore areas;
-Leverage the emergence of small entrepreneurs using their own ressources or funds from financial institutions based on sound business plans and appropriate regulatory framework;
-Promoting the establishement and operation of community access facilities by individual through micro-financing institutions; and
-Implementation of public access facilities through public institutions (e.g. post offices, schools, hospitals).
This project document is an annex of the Cooperation Agreement signed on 18 November 2005 at the World Summit on Information Society Phase 2 in Tunis, and forms, its integral part.
Status Implemented
Time Frame From 1/6/2006 To 30/6/2009
Funding Funded
ITU Project Management Team CALINDI, V. Mr.
Implementing Agency ITU
Keywords ICT applications and services
Relation to the WSIS Action Lines
C04Capacity building
Financial Scale (CHF) 100'000 - 500'000