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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).

Project ID
Project Title
Beneficiary Region / Countries
Funding Partner(s)
Project Timeframes
Financial Scale in CHF
Brief Description
7OMA13005
Ongoing
Establishment of a Cybersecurity Innovation Centre for the Arab Region Region: Arab States
Arab States : Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros (Union of the), Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, State of Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
ITU (ICT-DF)
Oman
From 2013
until 2016
More than 1'000'000Within the framework of the collaboration between ITU and the International Multilateral Partnership against Cyber Threats (IMPACT), (ITU-IMPACT initi (...)
7RAF08073-03
Ongoing
Broadband Wireless Network - Djibouti Region: Arab States
Arab States : Djibouti
ITU (from project 7RAF08073)From 2011
until 2014
500'000 - 1'000'000

The outputs of this project include:
1. Deployment of wireless broadband infrastructure in Djibouti;
2. Development of ICT applicat (...)

2RAB10021
Closed
ICT Indicators and Capacity Building for Measuring in Arab Region Region: Arab StatesITU (OP)
MCIT Egypt
From 2010
until 2011
500'000 - 1'000'000This project aims at establishing effective and efficient mechanisms at the Arab region to collect, analyze and disseminate ICT indicators.
9RAB09018
Closed
Phase II Connect A School, Connect A Community Toolkit Region: Arab StatesSaudi ArabiaFrom 2009
until 2013
100'000 - 500'000This project aims at promoting broadband school connectivity so that schools can be used as community ICT centres that ensure ICT access and use by al (...)
7PLS14004
Ongoing
Connect a School, Connect a Community Initiative in the State of Palestine Project II Region: Arab States
Arab States : State of Palestine
ITU (ICT-DF)
United Arab Emirates
From 2014
until 2016
100'000 - 500'000

This Project is designed to promote broadband connectivity in schools located in remote, rural or underserved areas of the State of Palestine. Buil (...)

2PLS13003
Ongoing
Connect a School, Connect a Community in the State of Palestine Region: Arab States
Arab States : State of Palestine
ITU
MTIT
From 2013
until 2015
100'000 - 500'000

This Project is designed to promote broadband connectivity in schools located in remote, rural or underserved areas of the State of Palestine, so t (...)

2RAB09020
Closed
Translation & Arabization of ICT Terminology Region: Arab StatesITU (OP)
Syrian Computer Society (SCS)
From 2009
until 2011
100'000 - 500'000ITU produces handbooks and guidelines which were/are translated into Arabic by companies external to the ITU. ICT terminology used by these companies (...)
ARB-12-01
Implemented
Memory of the Arab World Project Region: Arab StatesBeneficiary countries
ITU
MCIT
From 2012
until 2013
Less than 100'000The Hyderabad Action Plan includes regional initiatives that should help achieve economic of scale in ICT development. During the WTDC-10 preparatory (...)
7RAB12023
Closed
Facilitating the Registration of Arab Top Level Domains Region: Arab States
Arab States : Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros (Union of the), Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, State of Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
ITUFrom 2012
until 2013
N/A

Taking into consideration ITU PP10, Resolution 133 (Rev. Guadalajara, 2010) on the Role of administrations of Member States in the management of in (...)