The first step in connecting people to the promise of the information society
is to provide them with the skills to empower them and their communities. ITU,
through its development sector ITU–D and in partnership with government, the
private sector and development agencies entered into eleven training partnership
agreements in the course of 2001. Our partners in these Human Resource
Development projects included:
Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union and Institute for Broadcast Development
Online training modules to be delivered on ‘Implementation of Digital Television Broadcasting’, ‘VHF/UHF Frequency Planning’, ‘Intellectual
Property Rights in Broadcasting’, and ‘Issues of Public Service Broadcasting’.
ICT training courses to be developed as part of the ITU Centres of Excellence Initiative.
Cable & Wireless
Fellowships to be provided for online post-graduate degree programmes in telecommunication engineering and law.
50 IP Network Training Centres to be developed in existing educational non-profit institutions in developing countries by the end of 2003.
Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation
This organization, in collaboration with ITU–D, will fund the design and delivery of 4 one-week workshops in telecommunication policy and regulation.
Information & Communications University — Republic of Korea
Qualified masters and doctoral candidates from least developed countries will have their attendance at the university sponsored.
Maltacom College International
A ‘service provider’ node for distance education through ITU’s Global Telecommunication University will be established.
National Office for Information Economy
The knowledge pool of the Asia-Pacific Region will be enriched through the development of online modules based on expertise provided by the Australian Communications Authority.
Core courses delivered through ITU’s Centres of Excellence will be adapted to the specific needs of users in the African region.
Waseda University — Japan
ITU, through its Centre of Excellence, will work with Waseda University to develop programmes in the area of new information and communication technologies and distance learning.
Regional Commonwealth for Communications
Distance learning projects will be implemented in partnership with the Commonwealth of Independent States, national operators and the private sector.