Ankabut Network

Details of the organization
  • The organization has a strategy for coordinating WSIS Implementation at the national level: Yes
  • The organization has a national e-strategy: Yes

Information about the project
Ankabut Network
UAE’s leading universities (UAE University, Zayed University, Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research and HTC) signed an MOU to establish a dedicated research and education network within the country named “Ankabut”. ANKABUT will cater for the regional research needs, offering great improvements in how research is conducted, as well as improving the teaching and learning processes. It will also provide collaboration and sharing of resources. In addition, it provides a link for international collaboration with other research network (NRENs). Ankabut is linked to Internet2 project and Geant . Anakabut project currently connects 5 Universities covering 25 campuses. The funding structure for Anakabut will be revisited, since additional contributors will be involved in the coming years.
International implementation
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WSIS information
* The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
      * ICT for sustainable development
      * National e-strategies
      * ICT in Parliaments
      * E-participation
      * Partnerships
* Access to information and knowledge
* Enabling environment
* ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
      * E-government
      * E-learning
      * E-science
* Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
* Media
  • 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