Commonwealth African Rural Connectivity Initiative

Details of the organization
Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation
International organizations

Information about the project
Commonwealth African Rural Connectivity Initiative
Launched in 2007, the first phase of COMARCI resulted in a research of the status of rural connectivity in 18 African countries along with the policies and regulation in place in comparison to five comparator countries (Australia, Canada, India, Malaysia and the US) together with identification of innovative technologies and novel business models. The resulting Report on African Rural Connectivity is available at In the second phase CTO plans to carry out a series of capacity building workshops aimed at building Public Private Peoples Partnerships (4Ps) aimed at creating new connectivity and providing value added ICT services
Regional implementation
Ongoing from 01/01/2010

WSIS information
* The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
      * ICT for sustainable development
* Information and communication infrastructure
* Access to information and knowledge
* Capacity building
* Building confidence and security in use of ICTs
* Enabling environment
  • Develop a global partnership for development
  • Programme
  • Conference
  • Training initiative
  • Public Private Peoples partnership forming
The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? Yes