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Projects : Regional Initiatives

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.

Regional Initiatives

Considering the outcome of the (WTDC-10) and Plenipotentiary Conference (PP-10) such as the strengthening of the executing agency role of ITU, the strengthening of regional presence and the need to seek new funding mechanisms, partnerships for accelerating telecommunication and ICT development, amongst others, the regionally approved initiatives determine a broad framework of priority areas to be addressed within each of the six regions i.e. Americas, CIS, Asia-Pacific, Arab Region, Africa and Europe.

Under the approved regional initiatives the ITU-D is expected to implement large-scale projects that require partnership with public, private, international, regional, national, technical and financial actors. For more details, please see the WTDC-10 Resolution 17 (Rev. Hyderabad, 2010).

Enhancing competitiveness in the Caribbean through the harmonization of ICT Policies, Legislation and Regulatory Procedures
7RLA08006

Brief Description:

The HIPCAR project, which covers the ACP countries of the Caribbean, supports the Members States in close collaboration with the regional organizations to develop new regional policy & legislative ICT guidelines. In a second phase the project is offering technical assistance to the 15 beneficiary countries for national transposition of the above regional guidelines.

Beneficiary Countries:
The Americas : Barbados, Bahamas, Belize, Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Dominica, Dominican Rep., Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica
From 2008
until 2013
Funding Partners:
European Commission
ITU (ICT-DF)
Financial Scale (in CHF): More than 1'000'000

ICT Digital Inclusion strategies in Argentina
9ARG10011

Brief Description:

The Project aims to support the Communications Secretariat (SECOM, Argentina) and its ongoing programs through specific actions to reduce the digital divide in Argentine thus fostering a people-centered, development-oriented and inclusive information society.

Remark: the documents attached to this project are available in Spanish

Beneficiary Countries:
The Americas : Argentina
From 2010
until 2014
Funding Partners:
SECOM
Financial Scale (in CHF): More than 1'000'000

Provision of Critical Emergency Telecommunications Equipment to UN agencies and partners during the emergency relief phase
9CHI10012

Brief Description:

Provision of Critical Emergency Telecommunications Equipment to UN agencies and partners during the emergency relief phase.

Beneficiary Countries:
The Americas : Chile
From 2010
until 2011
Funding Partners:
CERF
Financial Scale (in CHF): 100'000 - 500'000

ICT Knowledge development for ICE, Costa Rica
9COS13017

Brief Description:

The Project aims to enhance knowledge and human capital capabilities of ICE’s workforce involved in systems development (platforms, infrastructure, equipment and others) and requirements identified under a needs assessment carried out in 2011. ICE will receive advisory services and capacity building in new telecommunications technologies and business through selected expertise.

Remark: the documents attached to this project are available in Spanish

Beneficiary Countries:
The Americas : Costa Rica
From 2013
until 2015
Funding Partners:
ICE
Financial Scale (in CHF): 100'000 - 500'000

Illegal Telecommunication Traffic Assessment
9HON12022

Brief Description:

The project aims to monitor the behavior of traffic to contribute to income assurance, detection of failures and eventually achieve an increase in inbound international telephone traffic to HONDUTEL's network, through the detection and elimination of illegal routes of irregular traffic. It includes the acquisition of hardware, software and tools, and the contract of services that will be used to perform traffic control, including the detection of routes and telephone lines used to enter international traffic illegally into HONDUTEL's network, better known as bypass.

Beneficiary Countries:
The Americas : Honduras
From 2012
until 2014
Funding Partners:
HONDUTEL
Financial Scale (in CHF): 100'000 - 500'000

National CIRT Establishment
9JAM13002

Brief Description:

The main goal of the project is to assist the government of Jamaica to establish its national CIRT (Computer Incident Response Team) to serve as a trusted, central coordination point of contact for cybersecurity; aimed at identifying, defending, responding and managing cyber threats.
ITU will assist the government of Jamaica in building and deploying the technical capabilities and related trainings necessary to establish its national CIRT. Thus it is expected to lead to development of national cybersecurity capacity while moving forward on enhancing regional and international collaboration.

Beneficiary Countries:
The Americas : Jamaica
From 2013
until 2014
Funding Partners:
ITU
MSTEM, Jamaica
Financial Scale (in CHF): 100'000 - 500'000

AMS CoE Regional Project: Management of capacity building activities
9RLA11009

Brief Description:

Within the Centres of Excellence initiative, the Centre of Excellence for the Americas Region (AMS CoE) was one of the first to be established. Phase I of the AMS CoE (2001-2007) put in place a regional mechanism for knowledge sharing and a network of excellence with regard to capacity building. Phase II of the AMS CoE (2007-2010) further consolidated a diversified portfolio and a critical mass of training programs and launched a financial mechanism for its self-sustainability. By the end of 2010, the AMS CoE has proven to be a self-sustaining initiative in terms of relevance to the ICT sector in the region and from a financial point of view.
In order to continue supporting the delivery of high-level on-line/face-to-face training activities, thus meeting the needs and expectations expressed by the ITU’s Membership in the Region in line with WTDC-10 Resolution 73 and taking into account the financial self-sustaining mechanism already in place within the AMS CoE, the objective of the Project is to serve as an overall framework for the continuation of AMS COE 2011-2012 activities while moving the regional CoE initiatives towards an ongoing non-project based mechanism.

Beneficiary Countries: The Americas
From 2011
until 2014
Funding Partners:
AMS CoE Centers
Financial Scale (in CHF): 100'000 - 500'000

Technical Aspects related to the Non-Ionizing Electromagnetic Radiation, Regulation of Human Exposure, the implementation of wireless networks and associated infrastructures
2RLA12010

Brief Description:

This Project aims to analyze the difficulties related to the implementation of wireless networks and associated infrastructures in Central America due to social apprehension as to Human Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields (EMF). The project will: i) evaluate relevant regulations related to the EMF assessments; ii) development general tools (guidelines, practices and regulatory framework) needed to facilitate the deployment of wireless networks with the acceptance of the population; and iii) implement pilot measurement tests in selected countries including social communication.

Remark: the documents attached to this project are available in Spanish

Beneficiary Countries:
The Americas : El Salvador, Honduras, Panama
From 2012
until 2013
Funding Partners:
ITU
SIGET
SIGET (in-kind)
Financial Scale (in CHF): 100'000 - 500'000

Caribbean Nodes for Centre of Excellence in the Americas Region
7RLA07004

Brief Description:

The Centre of Excellence Project in the Americas Region, with a total of 15 self-sustaining nodes, has been successfully providing sustainable capacity building solutions for decision-makers and Executive staff of the Telecommunication Sector in the Americas Region.
This document seeks to bring into operation in the Caribbean Region, a network of nodes that consist of potential content providers (universities, technological institutions and training centres, among others) as well as service and technology providers that will offer advanced on-line solutions combined with face-to-face seminars.
The project benefits from the infrastructure and experience of the existing COE-AMS with the final outcome of an integrated Network of Excellence that spans the Americas and Caribbean Region.

Beneficiary Countries: The Americas
From 2007
until 2014
Funding Partners:
ITU (ICT-DF)
Financial Scale (in CHF): 100'000 - 500'000

Support Suriname in the Development of a National School Connectivity Plan and Model Connect Schools
AMS-01-11

Brief Description:

The ITU has launched a public-private partnership initiative to promote broadband school connectivity to serve both students and the communities in which they live. The ITU has developed an on-line toolkit to promote broadband school connectivity to ensure that youth and children have access to and use ICTs.
By identifying best practices in school connectivity initiatives related to policies, regulation, applications, services and practical experiences, this proyect aims to support Suriname in the development of a National School Connectivity Plan as well as the implementation of pilot project to connect at least two schools in Suriname with computers.

Beneficiary Countries:
The Americas : Suriname
From 2011
until 2012
Funding Partners:
ITU
TAS
Financial Scale (in CHF): Less than 100'000

Human Capacity Building for SENATEL, Ecuador
9ECU11009

Brief Description:

The Project aims to update SENATEL’s human capabilities through training programs in the field of telecommunications and radio spectrum management.

Remark: the documents attached to this project are available in Spanish

Beneficiary Countries:
The Americas : Ecuador
From 2011
until 2012
Funding Partners:
SENATEL, Ecuador
Financial Scale (in CHF): Less than 100'000