Connecting Communities

Details of the organization
Connecting Communities
New Zealand
  • The organization has a strategy for coordinating WSIS Implementation at the national level: No
  • The organization has a national e-strategy: No

Information about the project
Connecting Communities
Connecting Communities is an ambitious New Zealand government strategy to enable individuals and communities to participate fully in the economic, social, educational, cultural and democratic opportunities available in an information society. The strategy was developed on the premise that improving community access to ICT is a responsibility shared by central and local government, the philanthropic, voluntary and private sectors, and communities themselves. The strategy sets out seven action plans for government:  Working with communities to develop guides to assist communities in planning for ICT  Co-ordinating government assistance to community ICT initiatives  Strengthening those non-government organisations that provide support to communities working to address their ICT needs  Sharing of good practice  Creating a research and evaluation programme for community ICT  Identifying training for community advisers to enable them to support community ICT development  Building partnerships and relationships with all funders involved with community ICT to gain maximum leverage from new and existing initiatives.
National implementation:
Ongoing from to 
Connecting Communities is a New Zealand government stratey. The starategy is co-ordinated by the Department of Labour.

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
  • Develop a global partnership for development
  • Government Strategy
The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? No