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Capacity building and digital inclusion


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 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.

Centre of Excellence Network in the Asia-Pacific Region (7RAS07024)



The aim of this project is to build a self-dependant mechanism in the Asia Pacific region, in order to strengthen capacity based network of self-dependent training Nodes.
Each node will lead the design and implementation of a distinct training programme (Business management, Technology awareness, Spectrum management, Telecommunications regulation and Rural connectivity). It will bring together established training content providers (universities, technological institutions and training centres, among others) as well as service and technology providers that will offer on-line training solutions combined with face-to-face seminars.
All Nodes will work regionally and complement each other in order to create a critical mass of courses, thus setting up a sound and self-sustainable capacity building environment in the Asia-Pacific region.

Connect A School, Connect A Community in Niger (9RAF10084-03)


This project aims to encourage broadband connectivity of schools in remote, rural and underserved areas of Niger and use these schools as community ICT centers. This project aims to improve access to and use of ICT by students and members of the local community, including disadvantaged and vulnerable groups such as women and girls, indigenous people, rural residents, people elderly or disabled.

To promote school connectivity, this project will apply the best practices in terms of policies, regulations, applications, services and practical experiences, which are in practice kit "Connect a School, Connect a Community" of ITU (www.connectaschool.org ).

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


Connect a school, connect a community in sub-Sahara Africa (9RAF10084-01)


This project aims to encourage broadband connectivity of schools in remote, rural and underserved areas of three (3) sub-Saharan Africa at least, at least one (1) French speaking country, and use these schools as community ICT centers. The project aims to improve access to and use of ICT by students and members of the local community, including disadvantaged and vulnerable groups such as women and girls, indigenous people, rural residents, people elderly or disabled.

In each selected beneficiary countries, the project will connect schools to Internet broadband services, provide individual or shared computer equipment to students in schools and create connected community ICT centers, which will serve both the socio-economic development of member community and paid service to ensure the sustainability of community centers. The project will also provide the necessary training for teachers; ICT centers managers and trainers who will ensure the socio-economic formation of community members.

To promote school connectivity, the project implements best practices in terms of policies, regulations, applications, services and practical experiences, which are in practice kit "Connect a School, Connect a Community" of ITU (www.connectaschool.org).

Furthermore, in order to generate political support for school connectivity and the creation of community ICT centers in schools in recipient countries will be organized in each of them a national workshop for government officials and other stakeholders. This workshop will explore the steps to connect all schools to broadband Internet services (eg. Changing regulations and policies, the development of a national plan for school connectivity, the use of funds Universal service to connect schools, etc..)

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


DTTB Frequency Planning & Measurement (9THA14022)


The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) of Thailand has its mandates to put in place policy and regulatory frameworks and ensuring digital broadcasting services in Thailand. The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), pursuant to the outcomes of WTDC-2010, is also mandated to assist member countries and regulators in smooth transition from analogue to digital terrestrial TV broadcasting.

Considering the above and in order for Thailand to smoothly migrate from analogue to digital broadcasting, ITU and NBTC are implementing a project on transition from analogue to digital TV broadcasting in Thailand. Under this project, the following results are expected, among others:

· Revision and finalization of roadmap on the transition from analogue to digital broadcasting;

· Policy and regulatory frameworks for DTTB including spectrum-related and broadcasting service licence-related matters;

· Technical evaluation of a trial/pilot transmission of digital terrestrial TV broadcasting project in Thailand;

Enhanced skills of the Office of NBTC, and other relevant local stakeholders.


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.

Fomento a la integración de las Universidades Argentinas en las actividades de la UIT (9ARG14012)


The main objective of this Project is to Support the Communications Secretariat of the Government of Argentina (SECOM) in its initiative to generate human capabilities with high level of expertise in Information Technology and Communications (ICT) by promoting the participation of its academic institutions and research establishments in the work of the three Sectors of the ITU.

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


Fortalecimiento del rol de OSIPTEL como Fiscalizador y Supervisor de los servicios de telecomunicaciones (9PER13027)


This Project aims to provide technical support to OSIPTEL-Peru in the review, update and/or improvement of the methodology used in their Supervision and Inspection procedures of certain telecommunications services through (i) an analysis of the current practices adopted by OSIPTEL for such supervision and control; (ii) the identification of international best practices for the execution of those functions; (iii) comparison between the international practices with the ones employed in OSIPTEL and (iv) recommendations on the applicability of such international practices and opportunities for improvement of the supervisory and control functions of OSIPTEL.

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


Institutional support for the Spectrum Management (9COL04033)


The project has the main objective of supporting the Ministry of Communications of Colombia in modernizing its spectrum management system due to the rapid technological advances occurred in the world. The immediate objectives of the project foresee assistance for the preparation of the Terms of Reference to be used for the acquisition of a solution currently used by the Ministry of Communications. They are also related to human resources training in order to achieve an efficient administration of the spectrum through the use of technological tools in line with international standards and appropriately qualified personnel. Finally, the ITU will organize an international tender for the selection of the best possible provider of a solution deemed appropriate by both the ITU and the Ministry.

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


Master Plans for Spectrum Management (9RAS14047)


This project aims to assist developing countries in the Asia-Pacific (ASP) region to establish national spectrum management master plans. The activities of the project with respect to each beneficiary country include the assessment of spectrum management scheme (i.e. spectrum policy, spectrum use, authorization, spectrum sharing, spectrum pricing, spectrum monitoring and compliance), and the provision of advice in connection with each beneficiary country’s development of relevant policies, legislations and regulations, based on request and interest of such beneficiary country. This project will also build human capacity and provide guidance during implementation of the master plans where requested by a beneficiary country and agreed to by ITU.


mHealth for NCDs Joint Programme (9GLO13072)


This project is based on the cooperation agreement signed by ITU and the WHO regarding the development and implementation of a Mobile for Health (mHealth) for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) Joint Programme.


National CIRT Establishment - Ghana (9GHA13004)


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

Organization and Development of CONATEL's Capacity as Regulatory Organ (PAR96020)


The Project will support the structuring and functioning of the regulatory agency  - National Communications Commission (CONATEL, Paraguay) – and enhance its institutional capacity building thus fostering the efficient performance of its functions in a competitive environment.

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


Study and Human Capacity Building on Satellite Service Regulatory Framework in Thailand (9THA13020)


The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) of Thailand has its mandate to put in place regulatory frameworks for telecommunications services which include satellite services in Thailand. The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), pursuant to the outcomes of WTDC-2010, is also mandated to assist member countries and regulators in spectrum management and radio monitoring as well as ensuring quality of services including satellite communications.

Considering the above and in order for Thailand to put in place an enabling environment for fair competition and effective use of spectrum resource particularly for satellite systems and communications, ITU and NBTC are implementing a project on study and human capacity building on satellite service regulatory framework in Thailand. The project aims at:

  • Conducting a study on satellite systems and communications focusing on regulation for satellite services in Thailand taking into account international experiences and practices
  • Human capacity building on related subject matters for the Office of NBTC and for public and private sectors in Thailand

Support for the ITU Asia-Pacific Regional Initiatives (9RAS13045)


The Department of Broadband Communications and the Digital Economy of the Commonwealth of Australia (DBCDE) has contributed CHF 591,000 to the Development Sector (ITU-D) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and this project document, both signed by DBCDE and the ITU, governs the funding arrangements and activities to be implemented utilizing these funds. In the Asia-Pacific (ASP) Region, the ITU is implementing various activities under the Hyderabad Action Plan (HAP) adopted at the World Telecommunication Development Conference in 2010. Activities include regional events and country specific actions relating to all aspects of telecommunication/ICT development. This project document aims to support and facilitate those planned activities which meet the criteria set out in this document as well as any new initiatives requested by ITU Member State administrations. Key areas of focus include the five Programmes and the Asia-Pacific Regional Initiatives identified in the HAP: Unique ICT Needs of Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs); Emergency Telecommunications; Digital Broadcasting; Broadband Access and Uptake in Urban and Rural Areas; and Telecommunications/ICT Policy and Regulation in the Asia-Pacific Region.


Support the Implementation of National Telecommunications Agency (ANATEL, Brazil) (9BRA98006)


The Project’s objectives are focused on providing methodological support to ANATEL in its structuring as a regulatory entity.

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


Support to Telecommunications Sector in Angola (9ANG11006)


Project aims to assist Angola Administration in discharging its functions in areas of migration to DTTB, human capacity, computer emergency response teams and e-applications.