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ICT Development Fund (ICT-DF)
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The ICT-DF Programme is a special development initiative launched in 1997, as seed funds to attract external funds from the public and private sectors as well as recipient countries or organizations themselves for co-financing a wide range of national and regional development projects based on criteria and evolving priorities.
The ICT-DF is mainly funded through ITU Telecom events. Resolution 11 (Rev. Guadalajara, 2010) resolves that "Once all expenses have been recovered, a significant part of any generated positive revenues over expenses derived from ITU TELECOM activities shall be transferred to the ICT-Development Fund under the ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau, for specific telecommunication development projects, primarily in the least developed countries, small island developing states, landlocked developing countries and countries with economies in transition".
For more information on ITU Telecom events visit
ITU Telecom World 2014
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The following selection criteria are applied to the Programme projects:
Potential of projects to attract funding from external sources.
Potential long-term sustainable impact.
Facilitation of multi-national cooperation.
Enabling role in respect of other projects.
Potential to attract participation of partners in funding and execution.
Potential to become self-sufficient in the short to medium term.
Projects - Overview
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Projects funded through the Programme are broadly grouped into four key areas:
Human resource development
Assistance to countries in special needs
Application of new technologies
Call For Partners
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Development projects have been implemented by the BDT in partnership with other organizations. Interested partners are invited to contact the Programme Administrator for more detailed information.
Address and Contacts
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International Telecommunication Union
Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT)
Place des Nations
1211 Geneva 20, Switzerland
+41 22 730 5900
+41 22 730 5484
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Ongoing ICT-DF Projects
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Further developments to Spectrum Management System for Developing Countries (SMS4DC) software
Least Developed Countries Infrastructure Protection Program - Project Framework
Rural Telecommunications Development in Least Developed Countries
Projects in Africa
Broadband Wireless Network
Broadband Wireless Network - Burkina Faso
Broadband Wireless Network - Mali
Broadband Wireless Network - Rwanda
Broadband Wireless Network - Swaziland
Broadband Wireless Network in the Kingdom of Lesotho
Capacity building and the development of ORTM Regional Stations
Natural Disaster Early Warning System - Uganda
Projects in the Americas
Caribbean Nodes for Centre of Excellence in the Americas Region
Projects in Arab Region
Broadband Wireless Network - Djibouti
Centre of Excellence Network in the Arab Region - Phase II
Connect a School, Connect a Community Initiative in the State of Palestine Project II
Establishment of a Cybersecurity Innovation Centre for the Arab Region
Projects in Asia & Pacific
Development of Satellite Communications Capacity and Emergency Communications Solutions for the Pacific Islands
Projects in CIS Countries
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Projects in Europe
Centers of Excellence - Europe - Phase II
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Implemented / Closed Projects
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