Regional Stocktaking Report for Africa

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International Telecommunication Union
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Regional Stocktaking Report for Africa
This report was prepared as information document for ITU-D Regional Development Forum (RDF) for Africa and Regional Preparatory Meeting for Africa (RPM AFR) in order to provide the examples of activities related to the implementation of WSIS outcomes in the region and to enrich discussions related to the overall review on the implementation of the WSIS outcomes and upcoming WSIS+10 High Level Event. The document is based on the contributions to the WSIS Stocktaking exercise, collected since the 2010 World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC-10). This report is open for comments or additional inputs to be submitted through the online platform at or through enclosed questionnaire in Annex 1 until the 1st December 2013. Please note that submitted inputs on activities will be reflected in the global WSIS Stocktaking Report 2014 which will be officially launched during the WSIS+10 High-Level Event 2014 and submitted to the 17th Session of Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD).
Regional implementation
  • Africa
Ongoing from 01/01/2010 to 01/12/2014

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
* Information and communication infrastructure
* Access to information and knowledge
* Capacity building
* Building confidence and security in use of ICTs
      * Legal measures
      * Technical and Procedural Measures
      * Organizational Structures
      * Capacity Building
      * International Cooperation
* Enabling environment
* ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
      * E-government
         * E-government strategies
         * E-government systems
         * Measuring e-government
         * Knowledge management
      * E-business
         * E-commerce and e-trade
         * Enabling environment
         * SME competitiveness
         * Technology and innovation
         * Supply chains and outsourcing
      * E-learning
      * E-health
      * E-employment
         * Expanding income gaps
         * Professional training
         * Role of social actors
      * E-environment
         * Protect environment
         * Ensure sustainable ICTs
         * Monitor/prevent disasters
      * E-agriculture
      * E-science
* Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
* Media
* Ethical dimensions of the Information Society
* 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
  • Publication
The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? Yes