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Note: The projects listed below are currently still under negotiation and if finalized will be facilitated within the framework of the WSIS Action Line C2

N Long Name Short Name Purpose WSIS Reference Date of Submission Status of the Facilitation Partners
1 Harmonization of ICT Policies for Sub Saharan Africa countries


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HIPSSA Support Africa Governments in developing national ICT policies as well as enabling a competitive environment for the investment in ICT. This project will:
  1. Develop, with countries, common ICT policies and guidelines;
  2. Transfer these to the regional and sub regional relevant institutions and build capacity;
  3. Implement the findings at the national level in each country involved
(Should also be counted in the implementation of C6)
12 July 2006 27 Dec 06: Successful appraisal by the European Commission;
Process to lead to the signature of an Agreement between ITU and EC ongoing
  • EC (AIDCO)
  • ITU
  • Regional Institutions
2 INFINITY – Project West Africa


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  1. Infinity will construct a fiber-optic sub-sea cable communications network to provide inter- and intra-regional bandwidth services, termination services and national and international interconnection services.
  2. Infinity will then extend its broadband network locally, through purchases of terrestrial fiber and wireless deployment, to offer retail services in targeted cities.
C2.9.d 14 August 2006 Seeking for partners:
Jan 07: Traffic survey to be conducted
3 ICTs for socio-economic development of Pacific Island States


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  1. Enhancement and development of low cost, reliable infrastructure and migration to new technologies and services including training of selected end-users and back-up in case of communications failure;
  2. Establishment of a wide range of community-owned and sustainable multipurpose community telecentres (MCTs), as the main vehicle for the delivery of identified societal ICT services;
  3. Design of a policy framework including capacity building, cybersecurity, ICTs and regulatory matters;
  4. Improvement of basic ICT literacy and human capacity development in ICTs;
  5. Development of regional disaster emergency communications package to be transportable and easily deployable to any country concerned in the Pacific Islands including training of selected end-users.



31 March 2006 Discussion with partners
19 Sep 06: Project considered too large by EU which suggested to extract from it more focussed deliverables compatible with resources available. This has led to the creation of the ICB4PIS
  • EC
  • ITU
  • PITA
4 ICT Policy and Regulation Capacity Building for Pacific Islands States (ICB4PIS)


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ICB4PIS The project fulfils the needs expressed by the PIS concerned in the domains of capacity building on ICT policies and regulations in one hand and of e-readiness in the other hand. It aims at building human and institutional capacity in the field of ICT through a range of targeted training, education and knowledge sharing measures, as well as developing background material for possible harmonized policies for the ICT market.
The project will address the policy and e-readiness challenges facing the beneficiary countries with the goal of creating an environment where the human capacity will encourage investments in the ICT infrastructure and ICT-enabled applications which the countries will adopt for day to day use in their economic and social activities.
(Should also be counted in the implementation of C4
20 November 2006 27 Dec 06: Successful appraisal by the European Commission;
Process to lead to the signature of an Agreement between ITU and EC ongoing
  • ITU
  • EC
  • PIF
  • PITA


5 Harmonization of ICT Policies for Caribbean Countries


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HIPCAR The Caribbean Harmonization Project is designed to assist Caribbean countries in improving their competitiveness by harmonizing approaches to ICT development. It will bring together Caribbean governments, regulators, service providers, civil society, private sector, regional and international organizations involved in ICT. The project will provide guidelines for harmonized policies, legislation, technical matters and regulatory procedures and processes.
Funding will be provided by the EU and the ITU. The project will also take into consideration the objectives of the Caribbean Single Market and Economy which promotes harmonization throughout all CARICOM countries.
(Should also be counted in the implementation of C6)
3 November 2006 27 Dec 06: Successful appraisal by the European Commission;
Process to lead to the signature of an Agreement between ITU and EC ongoing
  • EC
  • ITU
  • CTU









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