Effective African participation in International ICT Policy making process

Details of the organization
Collaboration on International ICT Policy for Eastern and Southern Africa (CIPESA)

Information about the project
Effective African participation in International ICT Policy making process
The Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) is one of two programmes established under the Catalysing Access to Information and Communications Technologies in Africa (CATIA) initiative, which is funded by the UK's Department for International Development. The overall goals for CIPESA are to develop the capacity of African stakeholders to contribute effectively to international decision-making on ICT and ICT-related products and services, and on the role of ICT in development; and to build multi-stakeholder policy-making capacity in African countries. In particular, it focuses on decision-making that facilitates the use of ICT in support of poverty reduction.
Regional implementation
  • Africa
Ongoing from 1/09/2005 to 28/02/2006
<br>- CIPACO<br>- Panos West Africa

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
* Building confidence and security in use of ICTs
* Enabling environment
* ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
* Media
* International and regional cooperation
  • Eradicate poverty and hunger
  • Achieve Universal Primary Education
  • Promote gender equality & empower women
  • Reduce child mortality
  • Improve maternal health
  • Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases
  • 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