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Projects in Arab Region


Advisory Services to Communications & Information Technology Commission (SAU01005)


Advisory Services to Communications & Information Technology Commission.

Advisory Services to Saudi "Communications & Information Technology Commission (CITC)" (SAU14006)


The project intends to support the Government’s telecommunications development programs through advisory services, in the field of radio frequency spectrum management.


Broadband Wireless Network - Djibouti (7RAF08073-03)


The outputs of this project include:
1. Deployment of wireless broadband infrastructure in Djibouti;
2. Development of ICT applications;
3. Training local experts on the operation of deployed wireless communication networks;
4. Development of national ICT broadband network plans for the entire territory of Djibouti that will deliver free or low cost digital access for schools and hospitals, and for underserved populations in rural and remote areas;
5. Development of an impact assessment report;
6. Quarterly and final reporting to the Foundation, consistent with terms of Grant Agreement.

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


Centre of Excellence Network in the Arab Region - Phase II (7RAB07016)


Training courses will centre on the main core areas (Business management, Technology Awareness, Spectrum Management, Telecommunications Regulation and Rural connectivity), that have been established as still relevant. A strong E-Learning culture will have been created to ensure a growing contribution of On-line training to the modes of delivery in the region.

Connect a School, Connect a Community in the State of Palestine (2PLS13003)


This Project is designed to promote broadband connectivity in schools located in remote, rural or underserved areas of the State of Palestine, so that such schools can be used as community ICT centres (CICs). This Project aims to improve ICT access and use by school children and members of the local community, including disadvantaged and vulnerable groups such as women and girls, indigenous and rural people, older persons and persons with disabilities.

This Project will connect schools to broadband Internet services, provide individual or shared computing devices to school children, and establish in the connected schools community ICT centres that can be used both for the socio-economic development of community members and to provide fee-paying services to foster sustainability for the community ICT centres. Furthermore, this Project will also provide relevant training for teachers and the trainers who will provide socio-economic relevant training for community members to enable use of ICTs in their day-to- day social and economic activities.

Best practices in promoting school connectivity related to policies, regulation, applications, services and practical experiences included in the ITU “Connect a School, Connect a Community” Toolkit (www.connectaschool.org) will be used in the implementation of this Project, including any emerging best practices identified by ITU around the world.


Connect a School, Connect a Community Initiative in the State of Palestine Project II (7PLS14004)


This Project is designed to promote broadband connectivity in schools located in remote, rural or underserved areas of the State of Palestine. Building on the Connect a School, Connect a Community Initiative, this Project aims to improve ICT access and use by school children.

This Project will connect schools to broadband Internet services, provide individual or shared computing devices to school children, and establish in the connected schools community ICT centres that can be used both for the socio-economic development of community members and to provide fee-paying services to foster sustainability for the community ICT centres. Furthermore, this Project will also provide relevant training for teachers and the trainers who will provide socio-economic relevant training for community members to enable use of ICTs in their day-to-day social and economic activities.

Best practices in promoting school connectivity related to policies, regulation, applications, services and practical experiences included in the ITU “Connect a School, Connect a Community” Toolkit (www.connectaschool.org) will be used in the implementation of this Project, including any emerging best practices identified by ITU around the world.


Digital Documentation Center on ICT (7MOR07005)


This project aims to assist Morocco in providing reliable data and quality up-to-date information with regard to new developments in the ICT sector based on economic, social, technological, legal and ethical requirements.

The implementation of the Digital Documentation Center (CDN) will play a key role in many sectors that contribute to sustainable development by creating new jobs, quality education, modernizing government and public services - generating innovation and creativity in the public services. Finally, the aim of the CDN is to facilitate and accelerate the decision-making process in Morocco and also in Arab countries and French-speaking Africa through effective use of ICT.

Establishment of a Cybersecurity Innovation Centre for the Arab Region (7OMA13005)


Within the framework of the collaboration between ITU and the International Multilateral Partnership against Cyber Threats (IMPACT), (ITU-IMPACT initiative) and, in accordance with the provisions of the Administrative Agreement signed on 15 December 2012 between the Information Technology Authority of the Sultanate of Oman and the International Telecommunication Union, the main goal of the project is to setup a Cybersecurity Innovation Centre for the Arab Region, with the support of Information Technology Authority (ITA) of Oman represented by Oman CERT (OCERT). This setup will not only provide a better reach for ITU’s cybersecurity related initiatives in the region but will also enhance the capacity, capability, readiness, skills and knowledge in the areas of Cybersecurity, Critical Infrastructure Protection and Human Capacity Building for the Arab Region. The Cyber security Innovation Centre will be hosted by OCERT, in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.

Facilitating the establishment of .ARAB Phase I (2RAB09019)


This project will facilitate the establishment of a regional generic Top Level Domain (gTLD), named .ARAB, following the request of assistance issued by the Council of Ministers of the Arab Region. The project aims at providing policy and technical assistance, as well as the necessary capacity building to allow the Arab Region the establishment, management and sustainability of .ARAB gTLD.

Facilitating the Registration of Arab Top Level Domains (7RAB12023)


Taking into consideration ITU PP10, Resolution 133 (Rev. Guadalajara, 2010) on the Role of administrations of Member States in the management of internationalized (multilingual) domain names, WTDC-10 Regional Initiatives, and a request from the Arab Telecommunication and Information Council of Ministers, this project financinces the registration of theArab Top Level Domains by ICANN. This Arab Top Level Domains will contribute to the development of Arabic digital content.


Feasibility Study on Low-Cost Wireless Broadband Infrastructure (9RAB09017)


Under this project, ITU, in close collaboration with the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), Japan, will carry out a Feasibility Study on Low-Cost Wireless Broadband Infrastructure for developing countries, in order to achieve case studies in selected countries, draft project document for future pilot project, and an input document for relevant ITU-D meeting. It is to identify new technical solutions that could reduce the costs of establishing broadband telecommunication infrastructure in developing countries.

ICT Indicators and Capacity Building for Measuring in Arab Region (2RAB10021)


This project aims at establishing effective and efficient mechanisms at the Arab region to collect, analyze and disseminate ICT indicators.

Memory of the Arab World Project (ARB-12-01)


The Hyderabad Action Plan includes regional initiatives that should help achieve economic of scale in ICT development. During the WTDC-10 preparatory process, each region grouped its initiatives and selected the top projects that best met its particular priorities. WTDC-10 adopted 28 initiatives. The BDT regular budget provides seeds money that will be used to attract extrabudgetary funding from development partners. "Arab Digital Content" is one of the 5 initiatives for the Arab Region, and "Memory of the Arab World" is one of the designated project to achieve this initiative. This project aims at documenting and collecting the Arab heritage in addition to making it available on the internet.

National CIRT Establishment (2LEB14003)


The main goal of the project is to assist the Telecommunication Regulatory Authority- Republic of Lebanon (hereinafter referred to as the “TRA Lebanon”), to establish its national Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT), to serve as a trusted, central coordination point of contact for cybersecurity, aimed at identifying, defending, responding and managing cyber threats.

ITU will assist TRA Lebanon 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.


Phase II Connect A School, Connect A Community Toolkit (9RAB09018)


This project aims at promoting broadband school connectivity so that schools can be used as community ICT centres that ensure ICT access and use by all people, including those in rural areas, marginal urban areas and isolated areas, with a particular focus on disadvantaged and vulnerable groups such as women and girls, indigenous people, persons with disabilities and youth and children, by identifying best practices on school connectivity related to technology options for connecting schools, running school-based ICT centres and equipping schools with assistive technology for persons with disabilities through the development of an Online Toolkit Platform, Modules and training for ICT and education policy makers and regulators.

Telemedicine - Mauritania (7MAU03001)


Under this project ITU will provide assistance to the Government of Mauritania in establishing a telemedicine unit that will extend access to high quality health care to remote areas, improve medical training capabilities for future specialists and increase capacities for medical data communication between networked practioners. In addition, the project will allow the sharing of some medical equipment among remote sites.

Translation & Arabization of ICT Terminology (2RAB09020)


ITU produces handbooks and guidelines which were/are translated into Arabic by companies external to the ITU. ICT terminology used by these companies sometimes differs to a great extent which implies some confusion or misunderstanding among specialists using such ITU products. Due to the fact that Arabic language is widely spread in the Arab countries and in some other countries, it is important to unify, align, harmonize and, if necessary, translate the terminology of the ITU-T, ITU-R and ITU-D. Recommendations and publications produced over the past five years, thus, creating an integrated database that is/will be updated and improved, and that will be used for compiling English-French-Arabic dictionary as an online service, CD-Roms and printed version. It is a fact, that the lack of commonly agreed upon terminologies within the Arab region impacts negatively on the spread of ICTs, as well as on education in the region.

Voluntary Contribution Agreement for support services related to the SMS4DC software (9YEM06014)


Establishment of a National Spectrum Management System using SMS4DC, comprising the following actions:

Installation and configuration of the SMS4DC software.

Data processing, including collection and validation of existing data and subsequent transfer of validated data into the SMS4DC database.

Assisting MTIT to design license, billing and invoice forms to be incorporated in SMS4DC and replacing existing standard templates in SMS4DC with MTIT’s preferred designs.

Development will include a maximum of working days of consultation work by ITU experts. The output will be a customized and configured SMS4DC software.

Training of local experts on SMS4DC applications, this includes theory and practical training on principal of Spectrum Management System and SMS4DC applications.