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Connect the World is a global multi-stakeholder initiative set up within the context of the World Summit on the Information Society.

Designed to showcase, consolidate and scale-up existing development activities and stimulate new partnerships, its aim is to accelerate and strengthen efforts to bridge the digital divide.

Connect the World has identified three key areas of activity that, together, constitute the primary building blocks needed to reach the goal of connecting the unconnected worldwide by 2015.

BUILDING BLOCK 1 BUILDING BLOCK 2 BUILDING BLOCK 3
ENABLING ENVIRONMENT INFRASTRUCTURE & READINESS APPLICATIONS & SERVICES
  • good governance

  • fair, technology-neutral policy & regulatory frameworks

  • intellectual property protection

  • consensus building / dispute resolution mechanisms

  • national e-strategies

  • national business and social development models

  • standardization

  • network infrastructure development

  • capacity building

  • national ICT awareness raising

  • funding of universal service / access

  • local content development

  • e-governance

  • e-health

  • e-learning

  • e-business

  • e-employment

  • e-environment

  • e-agriculture

  • e-science

  • disaster preparedness and response systems

  • child and youth initiatives

  • cultural and linguistic diversity and local content

Each Connect the World partner is directly involved in activities in one or more of these three Building Blocks. In areas not adequately covered by current Connect the World partnerships, new partners will be actively sought.

Connect the World is a complementary initiative. It does not seek to duplicate existing efforts, but rather leverages the strengths of its diverse membership to better focus activities so that communities worldwide get what they need, where it’s needed most.

 

 

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