Cisco Support for the Global eSchools and Communities Initiative (GeSCI)

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Cisco Systems
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Cisco Support for the Global eSchools and Communities Initiative (GeSCI)
Cisco has provided expert resources to help GeSCI establish its strategy and organization in 2003/04. This has included: a) extensive inputs into the UN ICT Task Force feasibility study; b) consultancy to GeSCI in the planning of their Service Portfolio, their Partnership Framework and their initial Programme/budget; c) positioning GeSCI (with McKinsey & Co) as a partner in the Jordan Education Initiative (JEI) to help codify the JEI model for replication in other countries; and d) ongoing collaboration with GeSCI in assessing the feasibility of re-using elements of the JEI model (i.e. the public/private partnership, e-Curricula content, training and technology solutions) in several countries (e.g. India, Egypt and Namibia).
International implementation
Ongoing from to 
GeSCI (founded by UN Secretary General’s UN ICT Task Force), World economic Forum (WEF), Hugh Jagger (consultant)

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
* ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
* Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
* International and regional cooperation
  • Eradicate poverty and hunger
  • Achieve Universal Primary Education
  • Develop a global partnership for development
  • Project
  • Training initiative
  • Tool-kit
  • Establishing enabling organizations for a concerte
The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? No