ITU is promoting the role of its Regional Offices and emphasizing close
working relationships with other regional and sub-regional organizations. Through its regional offices, ITU provides
developing countries with direct support on issues ranging from policies and regulation to telecommunication/ICT-related
master plans, emergency telecommunications and the roll-out of infrastructure. Such support is provided mainly through
expert missions, but has also included provision of equipment in certain cases. ITU is engaged in initiatives to
establish multipurpose community telecenters and develop rural ICT applications to help bridge the digital divide.
Numerous seminars and workshops have been held with regional organizations to strengthen on-the-ground partnerships.