CIPACO has been initiated by Panos Institute West Africa (PIWA), in order to strengthen the capacity of African stakeholders for a more effective participation in international ICT decision-making processes.

Details of the organization
Center for International ICT Policy
International
Civil society entities

Information about the project
CIPACO has been initiated by Panos Institute West Africa (PIWA), in order to strengthen the capacity of African stakeholders for a more effective participation in international ICT decision-making processes.
The CIPACO was initiated in the framework of the international CATIA Programme, with the aim to strengthen stakeholders’ capacities in West and Central Africa, for a better participation in international ICT decision-making. CIPACO is part of PIWA ICT Programme. CIPACO has five main areas of activity: - Animation of an information system (portal on ICT policies for the two covered regions, electronic news bulletins); - Production of studies and guides; - Organization of periodic thematic electronic debates; - Support to participate in international key meetings; - Collaboration with other specialized initiatives on ICT policies. Two important aspects of CIPACO’s strategies are: - the strenghening and harmonization of regional initiatives - capacity building.
Regional implementation
    None
Ongoing from
CIPESA - Bridges.org, CATIA Programme

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
* Media
* International and regional cooperation
  • Eradicate poverty and hunger
  • 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