|Title||Support for Harmonization of the ICT Policies in the Caribbean - HIPCAR II|
The "Support for Harmonization of the ICT Policies in the Caribbean" (HIPCAR II) project aims at building on the platform and dynamism created in the region by the ITU-EC "Enhancing the competitiveness in the Caribbean through the harmonization of ICT Policies, Legislation and Regulatory Procedures" (HIPCAR) project. It will support further regional organizations/institutions and respective countries of the Caribbean among the ACP Group of States to develop and promote use of harmonized ICT policies and regulatory guidelines for the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) market in the region as well as building human and institutional capacity in the field of ICTs through a range of knowledge transfer measures.
HIPCAR II will address new ICT policy and regulatory challenges facing the beneficiary countries - reflecting the continuous changes in the ICT sector - with the goal of strengthening and expanding enabling ICT environment encouraging investments in ICT infrastructure, applications and services to serve national priorities for socio-economic development in line with the objectives of the World Telecommunication Development Conference ((WTDC) Hyderabad, 2010), the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
In close collaboration with the regional organizations/institutions and respective countries, this project will (a) prepare regional Guidelines for harmonized ICT policies, legislation and regulatory framework, (b) provide direct assistance to requesting countries in the transposition, at national level, of these Guidelines as well as those prepared under the HIPCAR project (for requesting countries having not completed the process) and © provide related human and institutional capacity building.
The proposed project will bring together governments, regulators, service providers, civil society, private sector, regional and international organizations/institutions involved in ICTs in the region.
This Project is Archived