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Projects : Call for Partners

In order to strengthen the implementation and execution of projects on ICTs for development at national, regional and global levels, the ITU has a dedicated team of project specialists who can be reached at field offices and headquarter.

Call for Partners

Calling all stakeholders to join hands with the ITU in supporting ICT projects to foster development. The following lists projects that are currently seeking funds.

Wireless Broadband Network in Africa
CALL-01

Brief Description:

The project “Wireless Broadband Network in Africa” aims at providing low cost digital access for schools and hospitals, and for underserved populations in rural and remote areas in the selected African countries by development and implementation of wireless broadband connectivity and ICT applications.

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Financial Scale (in CHF): More than 1'000'000

ICT Policies, Legislative and Regulatory Harmonization in Sub-Saharan Africa
CALL-08

Brief Description:

The project ”ICT Policies, Legislative and Regulatory Harmonization in Sub-Saharan Africa” aims at building on the platform and dynamism created in the region by the ITU-EC “Support for Harmonization of the ICT Policies in Sub-Saharan Africa” (HIPSSA) project. It will support further the African Union (AU), the Regional Economic Communities (RECs)/Regional Organizations (ROs) and respective countries of Sub-Saharan Africa 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.
This project 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 (...)

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Financial Scale (in CHF): More than 1'000'000

Institutional support on the ICT dispute settlement mechanisms in Sub-Saharan Africa
CALL-09

Brief Description:

Over the last two decades, most of the Governments of Sub-Saharan Africa have embarked on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) policy and regulatory reforms recognizing the need to create better conditions to properly deal with the new issues brought by convergence in the ICT sector.
The “Institutional support on the ICT dispute settlement mechanisms in Sub-Saharan Africa” project aims at building on the platform and dynamism created in the region by the ITU-EC project “Support for Harmonization of the ICT Policies in Sub Saharan Africa” (HIPSSA) and is designed to support African countries among the ACP Group of States to move into the convergence era with updated regulatory and legal framework, and, in particular, with appropriate skills within their bodies involved in ICT dispute settlement (the Judiciary as well as the Regulatory Authority, the Ministry having competence in ICT dispute settlement and, if any, the Ombudsman), hereinafter referred as “Dispute Settlement Bodies” to handle disputes in the ICT sector. It will provide responses to challenges that beneficiary countries will face during implementation of new harmonized ICT environment.
It will a (...)

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Funding Partners:
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Financial Scale (in CHF): More than 1'000'000

Support for transition from analogue to digital broadcasting in Sub-Saharan Africa
CALL-10

Brief Description:

The project “Support for transition from analogue to digital broadcasting in Sub-Saharan Africa” is designed to assist African countries among the ACP Group of States in smoothly transitioning from analogue to digital broadcasting through the development and promotion of harmonized guidelines (policy and regulatory, economic, market and business development, and technologies and networks issues), the development of roadmaps for this transition and the development of a toolkit for broadcasting policies and regulations, as well as through human and institutional capacity building.
The project will address the regulatory, political, technological and economic challenges which the beneficiary countries will face when implementing this transition. It will bring together Sub-Sahara African governments, regulators, service providers, civil society, private sector, regional and international organizations dealing with broadcasting.

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Funding Partners:
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Financial Scale (in CHF): More than 1'000'000

Digital Inclusion Project for Sub-Sahara Africa
CALL-20

Brief Description:

The Digital Inclusion project for Africa is an initiative which seeks to deliver a number of e-services by taking advantage of new technologies which are more cost effective and easy to deploy. The project seeks to enable participating countries in Sub-Sahara Africa to scale up new and on-going Multi Purpose Community Telecentres/ICT (MCT/ICT) projects by taking advantage of cloud based technologies to connect schools and communities in rural Africa. The broad objective of the project is to put in place a pragmatic and scalable digital inclusion platform based on Cloud computing in order to significantly increase the current low Internet penetration rate of Sub-Sahara Africa from an average of approximately 13 % to 20%. The project will localize and deploy a Digital platform which could provide free-of-charge social services such as e-Education, e-Government, e-Skills and e-Health) as well as minimal chargeable e-Commerce services (such as e-Payment and e-Microcredit) customized in local languages and cultures.

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Funding Partners:
ITU
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Financial Scale (in CHF): More than 1'000'000

Mise en place de Départements TIC et renforcement du réseau de Centres d'excellence pour l'Afrique
CALL-21

Brief Description:

Ce projet s'inscrit dans le cadre des initiatives régionales pour le renforcement des capacités humaines et Institutionnelles des Centres de formation P&T existant d’une part et des centres d'excellence pour l'Afrique francophone et anglophone d’autre part pour la période 2010-2013. Les principaux objectifs seront les suivants:
a) Renforcer les capacités des Centres de formation existant par la création d’unités informatiques et des nouvelles technologies afin d’augmenter les capacités humaines par des activités intensives de formation en TIC.
b) Appuyer les centres d’Excellence pour compléter leurs infrastructures TIC et renforcer leur leadership dans le domaine des TIC, du NGN et de la transition analogique vers le numérique.
c) Faire en sorte que le concept de formation englobe au-delà de la formation traditionnelle, la formation à distance en vue d’augmenter le volume des cadres formés et diversifier les types d’enseignement.
d) Diversifier et consolider le concept de Centre d'excellence, à la lumière de l'expérience et de l'autorité acquises par les noeuds existants au cours de la Phase 1 et 2 dans tous les Universités accueillant des Centres (...)

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Funding Partners:
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Financial Scale (in CHF): More than 1'000'000