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2B-ABLe Initative: Broadband Access and Backbone-Led Initiative (CALL-05)


This Broadband Access & Backbone-led Initiative (2B-ABLe Initiative) looks into a whole spectrum of broadband issues from development, deployment, to uptake, which aim not only to bridge digital divide but also to leapfrog towards the inclusive information society in the most diverse and populated Asia-Pacific regional countries with 60% of the world’s population, the least developed countries (LDCs), small islands developing states (SIDSs), and landlocked developing countries (LDCs) inter alia. The project is divided into 4 phases: e.g., Phase#1 – National Broadband Plan aiming at stocktaking of case studies and lessons learned as well as creation of a toolkit for policy makers for development of a national broadband master plan; Phase#2 – Broadband Network Development aiming at provision of broadband access and facilities especially for schools, local communities, public service centres in rural/remote areas or outer islands; Phase#3 – Broadband Adoption – ICT Uptake aiming to realize full benefits of broadband through applications and services e.g. various applications for community broadband centres, e-Government services such as e-Learning, tele-Medicine, e/m-Banking, e-Agriculture, and etc; Phase#4 – Human Capacity Building aiming at strengthening human, institutional and organizational capacity through human capacity building programme and dissemination of pertinent information for sustainable rural ICT development and broadband uptake through this Initiative by various means such as workshops, seminars, and trainings. The unique nature of this initiative is based on a converged top-down and bottom-up approach: i.e., guide the direction of countries in needs towards the inclusive information society for all including persons with disabilities (PwDs) with the target of MDGs and WSIS; and reflect the demands and voices from the countries especially LDCs and SIDSs in the Asia-Pacific region

Arab Center for Information Society Statistics (ACISS) (CALL-40)


The project seeks to enable policy makers in Arab countries to take informed decisions on national ICT policies and strategies, and to encourage and facilitate private investment in the ICT sector, by enhancing the availability of comparable data and indicators on information society developments in the Arab region. In order to achieve this objective, this project proposes to create an Arab Center for Information Society Statistics (ACISS) which will serve as the main regional hub for ICT data and analysis. The ACISS will be closely linked to the ITU Global Observatory for the Information Society and be responsible for the implementation of its activities in the Arab region. The implementation of the project will be carried out by ITU in cooperation with other relevant stakeholder in the area of ICT data and statistics, including members of the Partnership on Measuring ICT for Development, and will build on existing national and regional initiatives.

Broadband Development in Latin American Countries (CALL-53)


This Project is design to assist (10) Latin American countries in the design and implementation of policies and programmes for large-scale development of broadband access with a view of reaching national universal services objectives. The Project will support beneficiary countries drafting National Broadband Plans (NBPs) and promote enhanced regional dialogue and the development of common practical guidelines (Action Plan) for the implementation of broadband access technologies in agreement with globally adopted standards.

Broadband Networks (CALL-23)


The objective of the project is to provide low cost digital access to public institutions including schools and hospitals, and for underserved populations including those in rural and remote areas in the Arab States by development and implementation of broadband connectivity and ICT applications.

Broadband Networks in the Americas Region (CALL-51)


The objective of the project is to provide low cost digital access to public institutions including schools and hospitals, and for undeserved populations including those in rural and remote areas in the Americas Region by development and implementation of broadband connectivity and ICTapplications

Caribbean Spectrum Management Harmonization - HSMCAR (CALL50)


The "Caribbean Spectrum Management Harmonization Project (HSMCAR)" aims to strengthen Caribbean countries among the ACP Group of States in the field of frequency planning and assignments, spectrum management and radio monitoring by fostering regional cooperation through the development and implementation of harmonized policies and practices for spectrum management, the establishment of national spectrum management system by means of advanced quasi automated system and human and institutional capacity building in this field. The project will address the regulatory and technical challenges facing the beneficiary countries in the field of Spectrum Management with the goal of promoting a common, fair, transparent, stable, predictable and non-discriminatory enabling environment to foster technological and services innovation and encourage investment incentives. The project will (a) prepare, in close collaboration with regional organizations (eg. CTU, CDEMA, CBU, OOCUR) and respective countries, guidelines for harmonized policies, legislation and regulatory framework, (b) develop National and Regional Frequency Allocation Tables (NFAT and RFAT), © provide direct assistance to countries in the establishment of National Spectrum Management System, setting up borderline frequency coordination mechanism and (d) develop regional expertise through capacity building expertise. This project, which builds on initiatives undertaken in the region, in particular by the Caribbean Telecommunication Union (CTU), is complementary to the ITU-EC "Enhancing competitiveness in the Caribbean through the harmonization of ICT Policies, Legislation and Regulatory Procedures" (HIPCAR) project.

Caribbean Spectrum Management Harmonization Project (CALL-14)


The “Caribbean Spectrum Management Harmonization Project” aims to strengthen Caribbean countries among the ACP Group of States in the field of frequency planning and assignments, spectrum management and radio monitoring by fostering regional cooperation through the development and implementation of harmonized policies and practices for spectrum management, the establishment of national spectrum management system by means of advanced quasi automated system and human and institutional capacity building in this field. The project will address the regulatory and technical challenges facing the beneficiary countries in the field of Spectrum Management with the goal of promoting a common, fair, transparent, stable, predictable and non-discriminatory enabling environment to foster technological and services innovation and encourage investment incentives. The project will (a) prepare, in close collaboration with regional organizations (eg. CTU, CDEMA, CBU, OOCUR) and respective countries, guidelines for harmonized policies, legislation and regulatory framework, (b) develop National and Regional Frequency Allocation Tables (NFAT and RFAT), (c) provide direct assistance to countries in the establishment of National Spectrum Management System, setting up borderline frequency coordination mechanism and (d) develop regional expertise through capacity building expertise. This project, which builds on initiatives undertaken in the region, in particular by the Caribbean Telecommunication Union (CTU), is complementary to the ITU-EC “Enhancing competitiveness in the Caribbean through the harmonization of ICT Policies, Legislation and Regulatory Procedures” (HIPCAR) project.

Connecting Schools in Undeserved Areas of Countries of the Americas Region: Connecting the Unconnected Communities (CALL-62)


The Project aims to assist at least ten (10) Latin American countries. First step is to assist beneficiary countries in the preparation of a National School Connectivity Plan, for those that haven't yet prepared one, promoting the understanding and awareness among policy makers and regulators on the need to have coordinated policies, regulations and practices in this field. It will also develop in each country at least three model connected schools in undeserved areas that can also serve as community ICT centers, equipped with personal computers, printers, scanners, facsimile machines, assistive technologies, local area networks and, eventually, low-cost laptops for the students of selected schools in each country and ICT training materials (targeting users and training of trainers). An important aspect to highlight is that training will be provided for teachers and trainers who will train community members.

Deployment of Broadband in the Caribbean Region (CALL-52)


This Project is designed to assist the Administrations of the coutries in the Caribbean Region in the design and implementation of policies and programmes for large-scale development of broadband access with a view of reaching national universal services objectives. The project will support beneficiary countries drafting National Broadband Plans (NBPs) and promoto enhanced regional dialogue and the development of common practical guidelines (Action Plan) for the implementation of broadband access technologies in agreement with globally adopted standards.

Development of Satellite Communications Capacity and Emergency Communications Solutions for the Pacific (CALL-19)


The Pacific region is characterized by small island land masses the vast distances between them, sparse populations, and the huge differences between the smallest and the largest countries in the region. Almost half of the populated islands in the developing countries of the Pacific have no access to basic telecommunication services even telephone service, and remote areas are ignored due to the difficulties and costs, and the poor return on investment afforded by such areas. This project aims to develop low cost, reliable, diverse satellite communications capacity for the Pacific Islands region as well as to develop a regional emergency communications package to be transportable and easy deployable to any concerned country in the Pacific Islands.

Disseminating Cybersecurity Culture and Combating Cyber Threats in Latin America (CALL-56)


The overall Project objective is planning, developing and implementing capacity building programmes in the field of cybersecurity for government decision-makers of Latin American countries, including ministerial agencies and regulators mainly focused on the need of developing a sustainable and proactive culture of cybersecurity, awareness of legal aspects for future harmonization of cybersecurity laws, development of national strategies and security standards. This project aims at promoting and facilitating, through online/face-to-face training programmes, the implementation and deployment of cybersecurity capabilities towards the consolidation of he ITU Global Cybersecurity (GCA).

e-Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities in the Arab States (CALL-39)


This project "e-Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities in the Arab Region" aims to ensure that accessible information and communications technologies (ICTs) and ICT services are available and affordable for persons with disabilities in the Arab region so they may be used to ensure an inclusive education and provide job opportunities for persons with disabilities in line with WSIS Declaration of Principles & Action Plan with the Tunis Commitment, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Articles 9, 24, 27 and 32 as well as the UNESCO Salamanca Statement and Framework for Action on Special Needs Education. The main areas of activity include: 1. Development of national e-accessibility policies and regulations for every country in the Arab region; development of model voluntary codes of conduct for ICT service providers in the Arab region and the provision of related capacity building to government and industry stakeholders to implement these policies, regulations and codes. National policies and regulations to cover accessible television, mobile phones and services, web sites, applications and social networks. 2. Development of an open source text-to-speech engine in Arabic for screen readers for websites and mobile phones. 3. Provision of training to government agencies on making their websites accessible for persons with disabilities and training on the role of public procurement in fostering a market for accessible ICTs. 4. Provision of training of Persons with Disabilities on the use of accessible ICTs for employment. 5. Provision of training to teachers on the use of accessible ICTs for inclusive education. 6. Capacity Building for Disabled Persons Organization (DPOs) and National Disability Councils ( NDCs). 7. Data Collection.

e-Government for Arab States Region Software (CALL-28)


The main goal of the project is to assist Arab States Region by implementing secure e-Government services and applications to further assist countries in providing efficient public services delivery while improving the lives of citizens and to facilitate secure inter-government operations.

Emergency Telecommunications and Climate Change (CALL-61)


Emergency telecommunications/ICT play a critical role in the immediate aftermath of disasters by ensuring timely flow of vital information that is much needed by government agencies and other humanitarian actors involved in rescue operations and providing medical assistance to the injured. Integrating national Information and Communication Technologies in disaster prediction, detection and alerting would ensure the effectiveness of disaster risk reduction as well as adaptation to climate change. The World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC, Hyderabad2010), identified natural disasters as a major threat to socio-economic development and adopted emergency telecommunications as one of the regional initiatives for almost all the regions including the Americas. In light of this, ITU has been enhancing national capacity, through the development of Regional and National workshops, hands-on training and symposia on the use of ICTs for disaster management, as well as providing satellite emergency telecommunications equipment to restore vital communications in countries that have been struck by mayor disasters. In parallel, it has designed the ITU Framework for Cooperation in Emergencies (IFCE) to primarily deliver and deploy telecommunications/information and communications resources to countries, humanitarian actors, and victims of disasters in a timely manner whenever and wherever disasters may occur through the use of transportable, easy to deploy, and reliable systems that are non-exclusive. Principally, the IFCE extends its services to all phases of disaster management. The overall Project objective will build upon existing ITU experience and expertise in order to assist countries in the region to prepare, alert, respond and recover from disasters. Similarly, it is intended to assist countries in the use of ICTs as enablers to adapting better to climate change and mitigate its impacts. This Project is directly related to Americas Regional Initiative 1 approved in the World Telecommunications Development conference based on the needs identified by American countries requesting assistance in all phases of disaster management.

Establishment of a Network to Support Open-Source Software (CALL-27)


This project is part of the Arab Regional Initiative for "Open Source Software" (hereafter referred to as "FOSS') development. The project aims to establish a network of open source software support centers in the Arab region. Open source software development in the Arab region has lagged other regions. ITU support for open source software centers will help the Arab countries to utilize FOSS for ICT development as many other developing countries have done. The center main activities will be to disseminate FOSS and manage a portal to provide FOSS users with a link to FOSS resources and relevant news in the Arabic language. The center will also provide e-learning to potential FOSS users. The project will be implemented in close cooperation between ITU/ARO and partner.

Establishment of Training Centres in Linux Curricula and Certification (CALL-42)


The introduction of open-source curriculum courses and industry-recognised certification, specifically Linux skills in this project, will enhance the training offerings of the ITU, through the Internet training centre initiative, to Member countries. In keeping with the WSIS outcomes as well as the WTDC resolutions, this project supports both the Arab regional initiative for “open source software” development and the crucial aspect of capacity building for development. This project leverages formal training and certification in Linux skills to enhance employability of the participants as a means to technological empowerment of an individual towards economic and social development of a country.

Human Capacity Building in the Arab Region (CALL-38)


The aim of this project is to strengthen the Human and Institutional capacity of the countries in the Arab Region, in order to maximize the benefits of ICTs for socio-economic development. The project will build on already existing Human Capacity Building interventions such as the Centre of Excellence, the Internet Training Centre initiative and others, with a view to forge synergies and avoid overlaps. This will be achieved through the strengthening of a self-sustainable capability to provide relevant, high quality training and capacity building for the region. All Institutions will work regionally and complement each other in order to best create a critical mass of courses, thus setting up a sound and self-sustainable capacity building environment in the Arab region. Training areas will be guided by the priorities reflected in the Arab Regional Initiatives and the projects emanating therefrom. The project also aims to create a pervasive e-learning culture throughout the entire Region. Therefore, the project will provide the necessary resources to achieve this objective.

ICT Policies, Legislative and Regulatory Harmonization in the Pacific Islands (CALL-15)


The “ICT Policies, Legislative and Regulatory Harmonization in the Pacific Islands” aims at building on the platform and dynamism created in the region by the ITU-EC “Capacity Building and ICT Policy, Regulatory and Legislative Frameworks Support for Pacific Island States” (ICB4PAC) project. It is designed to support the Pacific Island countries among the ACP Group of States in improving their competitiveness by developing and promoting use of harmonized Information and Communications Technology (ICT) policies and guidelines as well as by building human and institutional capacity in this field. This project will address the policy and regulatory challenges facing the beneficiary countries with the goal of creating an environment encouraging investments in ICT infrastructure, applications and services to serve national priorities for socio-economic development in line with the objectives of the World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC), the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). In close collaboration with the Regional organizations and respective countries, this project will (a) prepare regional Guidelines for harmonized ICT policies, legislation and regulatory framework, (b) provide direct assistance to requesting countries in the transposition, at national level, of these Guidelines and (c) provide related human and institutional capacity building. This project will benefit from the experience and best practices of the previous ITU-EC projects successfully implemented in West Africa and currently replicated in Sub-Saharan Africa (HIPSSA project) and in the Caribbean (HIPCAR project).

Institutional support on ICT dispute settlement mechanisms in the Pacific Islands (CALL-16)


Over the last two decades, most of the Governments of the Pacific have embarked on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) policy and regulatory reforms recognizing the need to create better conditions to properly deal with the new issues brought by convergence in the ICT Sector. The “Institutional support on ICT dispute settlement mechanisms in the Pacific Islands” project is designed to support the Pacific Island countries among the ACP Group of States to move into the convergence era with updated regulatory and legal frameworks, and, in particular, with the more appropriate skills within their bodies involved in ICT dispute settlement (the Judiciary as well as the Regulatory Authority, the Ministry having competence in ICT dispute settlement and, if any, the Ombudsman), hereinafter referred as “Dispute Settlement Bodies” to handle disputes in the ICT sector. It will provide responses to challenges that beneficiary countries will face during implementation of harmonized ICT environment It will address the need for building human and institutional capacity of these bodies (with particular attention to improve speed, efficiency and effectiveness of dispute resolution) through a range of targeted training, education and knowledge sharing measures as well as through the development of specific tools, with the goal of fostering an enabling and competitive environment conducive to necessary investments in ICT infrastructure, applications and services. This objective is in line with the objectives of the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS), the World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC-10) and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This project is complementary to the ITU-EC “Capacity Building and ICT Policy, Regulatory and Legislative Frameworks Support for the Pacific Island States” (ICB4PAC) project as well as the proposed “ ICT Policies, Legislative and Regulatory Harmonization in the Pacific Islands“ project since it will be providing responses to challenges that beneficiary countries will face during implementation of new harmonized environment.

Institutional support on the ICT dispute settlement mechanisms in the Caribbean (CALL-12)


Over the last two decade, most of the Government of the Caribbean have embarked on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) policy and regulatory reforms recognizing the need to create better conditions to properly deal with the new issues brought by convergence in the ICT Sector. The “Institutional support on the ICT dispute settlement mechanisms in the Caribbean” project aims at building on the platform and dynamism created in the region by the ITU-EC “Enhancing the competitiveness in the Caribbean through the harmonization of ICT Policies, Legislation and Regulatory Procedures” (HIPCAR) project and is designed to support the Caribbean countries among the ACP Group of States to move into the convergence era with updated regulatory and legal frameworks, and, in particular, with the more appropriate skills within their bodies involved in ICT dispute settlement (the Judiciary as well as the Regulatory Authority, the Ministry having competence in ICT dispute settlement and, if any, the Ombudsman), hereinafter referred as “Dispute Settlement Bodies” to handle disputes in the ICT sector. It will provide responses to challenges that beneficiary countries will face during implementation of harmonized ICT environment It will address the need for building human and institutional capacity of these bodies (with particular attention to improve speed, efficiency and effectiveness of dispute resolution) through a range of targeted training, education and knowledge sharing measures as well as through the development of specific tools, with the goal of fostering an enabling and competitive environment conducive to necessary investments in ICT infrastructure, applications and services. This objective is in line with the objectives of the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS), the World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC-10) and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Institutional support on the ICT dispute settlement mechanisms in the Caribbean - DSMCAR (CALL48)


Over the last two decade, most of the Government of the Caribbean have embarked on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) policy and regulatory reforms recognizing the need to create better conditions to properly deal with the new issues brought by convergence in the ICT Sector. The "Institutional support on the ICT dispute settlement mechanisms in the Caribbean" project aims at building on the platform and dynamism created in the region by the ITU-EC "Enhancing the competitiveness in the Caribbean through the harmonization of ICT Policies, Legislation and Regulatory Procedures" (HIPCAR) project and is designed to support the Caribbean countries among the ACP Group of States to move into the convergence era with updated regulatory and legal frameworks, and, in particular, with the more appropriate skills within their bodies involved in ICT dispute settlement (the Judiciary as well as the Regulatory Authority, the Ministry having competence in ICT dispute settlement and, if any, the Ombudsman), hereinafter referred as "Dispute Settlement Bodies" to handle disputes in the ICT sector. It will provide responses to challenges that beneficiary countries will face during implementation of harmonized ICT environment It will address the need for building human and institutional capacity of these bodies (with particular attention to improve speed, efficiency and effectiveness of dispute resolution) through a range of targeted training, education and knowledge sharing measures as well as through the development of specific tools, with the goal of fostering an enabling and competitive environment conducive to necessary investments in ICT infrastructure, applications and services. The ICT Regulatory Decisions Clearinghouse (ICTDec) serving as repository of ICT regulatory decisions will be updated to enable the dispute settlement bodies to refer to decisions taken by other dispute settlement bodies on similar issues (jurisprudence), be more responsive and capable of resolving ICT related disputes. This objective is in line with the objectives of the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS), the World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC-10) and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Internet Exchange Points (IXPs): Keeping Local Internet Traffic Local (CALL-24)


The project will contribute towards the building of strong Internet Connectivity in all countries of the Arab region. The overall aim is to provide affordable Internet access and connectivity through the implementation of national and regional Internet exchange points plus any other critical infrastructure identified by the partners during the project’s implementation, including technical, policy and regulatory capacity building.

Internet reduction cost through IXPs in the Americas region (CALL-54)


The project aims to: -Establish new IXPs in the region, especially in countries where none exists. The vision of the project is to have at least 1 IXP in every country of Latin America and the Caribbean. -Create and strengthen partnerships between ITU and entities interested in working collaboratively in Internet related issues in Latin America and the Caribbean. -Achieve consensus in the region among the different actors -ISPs, Technical Community, Regulators, Policy Makers- on the benefits of founding local and national IXPs. -Convince other development actors - like Development Bank and sister UN Agencies - of the benefits of IXPs, not only for the access to the Internet and broadband, but their socio-economic impact.

IPv4-IPv6 Transition for Developing Countries (CALL-37)


The main goal of the project is to assist Member States by supporting smooth and well managed transition from IPv4 (Internet Protocol version 4) to IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6) by appropriated infrastructure, services and applications deployments, raising awareness trough conducting trainings and workshops.

Low-cost computing devices and e-educational content for Schools (CALL-64)


The project aims at use of ICT in education through introducing low-cost tablets for students/teachers in schools in pilot countries in the Americas Region. Several low-cost tablets are currently available in the market providing the potential to revolutionize the use of educational computing in schools. The use of low-cost, Open Source tablets make content development easier and facilitate the distribution of free and paid educational content.

National CIRT Establishment (CALL-25)


The main goal of the project is to assist Arab States 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.

National CIRT Establishment in Americas Region (CALL-59)


The main goal of the project is to assist Member States in the Americas Region 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 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.

Non-Ionizing Radiation (NIR) and Health Protection (CALL-55)


This project aims foster an enabling environment for the deployment of wireless networks and their associated infrastructures in Latin America, mainly regarding the lack of appropriate regulatory frameworks and the social apprehension as to Human Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields (EMF). The project will: i) evaluate relevant regulations related to the EMF assessment in every country of the region; 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 tests in selected countries.

Support for Transition from Analogue to Digital Broadcasting (CALL-26)


The project "Support for transition from analogue to digital broadcasting in the Arab States" is designed to assist Arab States in the smoothly transitioning from analogue to digital broadcasting through the development and promotion of harmonized guidelines (policy and regulatory, economic, market and business development, and technologies and networks issues) for the development and implementation of roadmaps for the transition from analogue to digital broadcasting , development of a toolkit for broadcasting policies and regulations, as well as human and institutional capacity building, and provide the necessary frequency plans, transmitters, antennae, set top boxes, studio equipment. The project will address the regulatory, political, technological and economic challenges which the beneficiary countries will face and support them in implementing the transition. It will bring together governments, regulators, service providers, civil society, private sector, regional and international organizations dealing with broadcasting.

Support for transition from analogue to digital broadcasting in Sub-Saharan Africa (CALL-10)


The project “Support for transition from analogue to digital broadcasting in Sub-Saharan Africa” is designed to assist African countries among the ACP Group of States in smoothly transitioning from analogue to digital broadcasting through the development and promotion of harmonized guidelines (policy and regulatory, economic, market and business development, and technologies and networks issues), the development of roadmaps for this transition and the development of a toolkit for broadcasting policies and regulations, as well as through human and institutional capacity building.
The project will address the regulatory, political, technological and economic challenges which the beneficiary countries will face when implementing this transition. It will bring together Sub-Sahara African governments, regulators, service providers, civil society, private sector, regional and international organizations dealing with broadcasting.

Support for transition from analogue to digital broadcasting in the Caribbean (CALL-13)


The project “Support for transition from analogue to digital broadcasting in the Caribbean” is designed to assist Caribbean countries among the ACP Group of States in smoothly transitioning from analogue to digital broadcasting through the development and promotion of harmonized guidelines (policy and regulatory, economic, market and business development, and technologies and networks issues) for the development of roadmaps for the transition from analogue to digital broadcasting and the development of a toolkit for broadcasting policies and regulations, as well as human and institutional capacity building. The project will address the regulatory, political, technological and economic challenges which the beneficiary countries will face when implementing the transition. It will bring together Caribbean governments, regulators, service providers, civil society, private sector, regional and international organizations dealing with broadcasting.

Support for transition from analogue to digital broadcasting in the Caribbean - TADCAR (CALL49)


The project "Support for transition from analogue to digital broadcasting in the Caribbean (TADCAR)" is designed to assist Caribbean countries among the ACP Group of States in smoothly transitioning from analogue to digital broadcasting through the development and promotion of harmonized guidelines (policy and regulatory, economic, market and business development, and technologies and networks issues) for the development of roadmaps for the transition from analogue to digital broadcasting and the development of a toolkit for broadcasting policies and regulations, as well as human and institutional capacity building. The project will address the regulatory, political, technological and economic challenges which the beneficiary countries will face when implementing the transition. It will bring together Caribbean governments, regulators, service providers, civil society, private sector, regional and international organizations dealing with broadcasting.

Support for transition from analogue to digital broadcasting in the Pacific Islands (CALL-17)


The project Support for transition from analogue to digital broadcasting in the Pacific Islands is designed to assist Pacific countries among the ACP Group of States in smoothly transitioning from analogue to digital broadcasting through the development and promotion of harmonized guidelines (policy and regulatory, economic, market and business development, and technologies and networks issues) for the development of roadmaps for the transition from analogue to digital broadcasting and the development of a toolkit for broadcasting policies and regulations, as well as human and institutional capacity building. This project will address the regulatory, political, technological and economic challenges which the beneficiary countries will face when implementing the transition. It will bring together Pacific Islands governments, regulators, service providers, civil society, private sector, regional and international organizations dealing with broadcasting.

The Child Online Protection (COP) (CALL-60)


The "Child Oncline Protection (COP) Initiative for the Americas Region" is intended to develop a cybersecurity strategy for children and young people, and deliver significant national and societal benefits in the region. This project focuses on five main areas: i) establishment of a general framework for action which coordinates existing efforts and ii) a series of training and prevention initiatives which are focused on children, schools and communities aimed at reducing the risks involved in accessing the Internet. Under the framework of ITU's COP Initiative, the strategies fall within five work areas: i) Legal measures, ii) Technical and procedural measures, iii) Organizational structures, iv) Capacity Building, and v) International cooperation.

Wireless Broadband Network in Africa (CALL-01)


The project “Wireless Broadband Network in Africa” aims at providing low cost digital access for schools and hospitals, and for underserved populations in rural and remote areas in the selected African countries by development and implementation of wireless broadband connectivity and ICT applications.