Asia Pacific Initiative

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Cisco Systems
Business sector entities

Information about the project
Asia Pacific Initiative
The Asia Pacific Initiative (API) is a partnership between the UNU, Keio University, Cisco Systems (Japan) and LEAD. The project was launched at the WSSD as a Type II Partnership and is designed to utilize satellite technology and the Internet to link field based studies to online learning, communication and real-time next generation broadcasting. The API is an open content (knowledge sharing) project and the network of partners is also working with the University of Hawaii and the Asian Institute of Technology. Recent activities undertaken include multimedia broadcasting experiments (Video over IP), case study development in Okinawa (Japan), Bangkok (Thailand) and the Greater Mekong Sub-Region, as well as the development of a couple of course on Asia Pacific Sustainability with support from FASID
Regional implementation
  • Asia and Pacific
Ongoing from to 
UNU, Keio University, LEAD, University of Hawaii, the Asian Institute of Technology, and FASID

WSIS information
* The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
* Information and communication infrastructure
* Access to information and knowledge
* Capacity building
* Enabling environment
* ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
* Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
* International and regional cooperation
  • Ensure environmental sustainability
  • Develop a global partnership for development
  • Project
The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? No