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ITU-D Projects

Regional Initiatives:
Projects in Americas Region


Advisory services to RACSA-Costa Rica on a diagnosis of their ICT Network (9COS09015)


The project aims to  support RACSA-Costa Rica, through external advisory and specialized and consulting services, in the assessment of the current state of its networks in terms of quality of services, functionality and their appropriateness in a competitive environment. In addition, the project foresees to evaluation RACSA’s network architectures in terms of quality and capacity of its broadband services.  


AMS CoE Regional Project: Management of capacity building activities (9RLA11009)


Within the Centres of Excellence initiative, the Centre of Excellence for the Americas Region (AMS CoE) was one of the first to be established. Phase I of the AMS CoE (2001-2007) put in place a regional mechanism for knowledge sharing and a network of excellence with regard to capacity building. Phase II of the AMS CoE (2007-2010) further consolidated a diversified portfolio and a critical mass of training programs and launched a financial mechanism for its self-sustainability. By the end of 2010, the AMS CoE has proven to be a self-sustaining initiative in terms of relevance to the ICT sector in the region and from a financial point of view.
In order to continue supporting the delivery of high-level on-line/face-to-face training activities, thus meeting the needs and expectations expressed by the ITU’s Membership in the Region in line with WTDC-10 Resolution 73 and taking into account the financial self-sustaining mechanism already in place within the AMS CoE, the objective of the Project is to serve as an overall framework for the continuation of AMS COE 2011-2012 activities while moving the regional CoE initiatives towards an ongoing non-project based mechanism.

Caribbean Nodes for Centre of Excellence in the Americas Region (7RLA07004)


The Centre of Excellence Project in the Americas Region, with a total of 15 self-sustaining nodes, has been successfully providing sustainable capacity building solutions for decision-makers and Executive staff of the Telecommunication Sector in the Americas Region.
This document seeks to bring into operation in the Caribbean Region, a network of nodes that consist of potential content providers (universities, technological institutions and training centres, among others) as well as service and technology providers that will offer advanced on-line solutions combined with face-to-face seminars.
The project benefits from the infrastructure and experience of the existing COE-AMS with the final outcome of an integrated Network of Excellence that spans the Americas and Caribbean Region.

Centre of Excellence Network in the Americas Region - Phase II (7RLA07005)


This project phase will build on and consolidate the gains and benefits derived from implementing Phase 1 of the CoE(AMS)(2001-2007). The project aims to:
(i) consolidate the excellence’s network, supervisory structure, management system and continue delivering high-level capacity building solutions to governmental authorities, regulatory bodies and the senior executives and managers of operators and service providers;
(ii) develop and deliver training programmes in the areas of telecommunication policy, regulation, telecommunication management and new technologies and services;
(iii) increase the participation of all regional entities in the activities of the CoE;
(iv) consolidate mechanisms to achieve self-sufficiency for the CoE region through the establishment and application of the criteria of cost recovery, distribution of responsibilities among project participants, and the promotion and systematic marketing of its various products and activities.
(v) ensure an attractive annual offer that fulfils the expectations of participants and partners ensuring a high level of satisfaction among all.

Enhancing competitiveness in the Caribbean through the harmonization of ICT Policies, Legislation and Regulatory Procedures (7RLA08006)


The HIPCAR project, which covers the ACP countries of the Caribbean, supports the Members States in close collaboration with the regional organizations to develop new regional policy & legislative ICT guidelines. In a second phase the project is offering technical assistance to the 15 beneficiary countries for national transposition of the above regional guidelines.

Human Capacity Building for SENATEL, Ecuador (9ECU11009)


The Project aims to update SENATEL’s human capabilities through training programs in the field of telecommunications and radio spectrum management.

Remark: the documents attached to this project are available in Spanish


ICT Digital Inclusion strategies in Argentina (9ARG10011)


The Project aims to support the Communications Secretariat (SECOM, Argentina) and its ongoing programs through specific actions to reduce the digital divide in Argentine thus fostering a people-centered, development-oriented and inclusive information society.

Remark: the documents attached to this project are available in Spanish


ICT Knowledge development for ICE, Costa Rica (9COS13017)


The Project aims to enhance knowledge and human capital capabilities of ICE’s workforce involved in systems development (platforms, infrastructure, equipment and others) and requirements identified under a needs assessment carried out in 2011. ICE will receive advisory services and capacity building in new telecommunications technologies and business through selected expertise.

Remark: the documents attached to this project are available in Spanish


Illegal Telecommunication Traffic Assessment (9HON12022)


The project aims to monitor the behavior of traffic to contribute to income assurance, detection of failures and eventually achieve an increase in inbound international telephone traffic to HONDUTEL's network, through the detection and elimination of illegal routes of irregular traffic. It includes the acquisition of hardware, software and tools, and the contract of services that will be used to perform traffic control, including the detection of routes and telephone lines used to enter international traffic illegally into HONDUTEL's network, better known as bypass.

National CIRT Establishment (9JAM13002)


The main goal of the project is to assist the government of Jamaica 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 the government of Jamaica 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.


National Connectivity Plan in Nicaragua – Connect a School, Connect a Community Project (9NIC09002)


This project aims to formulate a National School Connectivity Plan for Schools to serve as ICT Community Centers as well as the implementation of, at least, one Pilot Connected School through broadband technology.

Remark: the documents attached to this project are available in Spanish


Provision of Critical Emergency Telecommunications Equipment to UN agencies and partners during the emergency relief phase (9CHI10012)


Provision of Critical Emergency Telecommunications Equipment to UN agencies and partners during the emergency relief phase.

Support Suriname in the Development of a National School Connectivity Plan and Model Connect Schools (AMS-01-11)


The ITU has launched a public-private partnership initiative to promote broadband school connectivity to serve both students and the communities in which they live. The ITU has developed an on-line toolkit to promote broadband school connectivity to ensure that youth and children have access to and use ICTs.
By identifying best practices in school connectivity initiatives related to policies, regulation, applications, services and practical experiences, this proyect aims to support Suriname in the development of a National School Connectivity Plan as well as the implementation of pilot project to connect at least two schools in Suriname with computers.

Support to the implementation of a National Spectrum Management Manual for Colombia (Phase 1) (9COL09034)


This Project aims to enhance the institutional capacity of the ICT Ministry of Colombia in the national spectrum management and radio monitoring through the development of specific sections of the Spectrum Manual. This Manual will establish the general directives,  the institutional, legal, technical and economic aspects, as well as the required norms and administrative procedures to execution the intervention, management and integral spectrum control in Colombia.

Remark: the documents attached to this project are available in Spanish


Support to the implementation of a National Spectrum Management Manual for Colombia (Phase 2) (9COL10035)


This Project aims to continue previous assistance provided under Phase 1 (see 9COL09034) to enhance the institutional capacity of the ICT Ministry of Colombia in the national spectrum management and radio monitoring through the development of specific sections of the Spectrum Manual. This Manual will establish the general directives, the institutional, legal, technical and economic aspects, as well as the required norms and administrative procedures to execution the intervention, management and integral spectrum control in Colombia.

Remark: the documents attached to this project are available in Spanish


Technical Aspects related to the Non-Ionizing Electromagnetic Radiation, Regulation of Human Exposure, the implementation of wireless networks and associated infrastructures (2RLA12010)


This Project aims to analyze the difficulties related to the implementation of wireless networks and associated infrastructures in Central America due to social apprehension as to Human Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields (EMF). The project will: i) evaluate relevant regulations related to the EMF assessments; 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 measurement tests in selected countries including social communication.

Remark: the documents attached to this project are available in Spanish