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Project ID: 1103217963
Entity: Canada - Cisco Systems
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Activity: Global NetCorps
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Activity description: Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) is a Canadian international NGO. DOT’s flagship initiative is Global NetCorps. Through Global NetCorps, talented young leaders learn to work in their own communities and train exponential numbers of people in a developmental theme-based approach to computer skills. Global NetCorps engages national teams of young leaders who are trained, supported and profiled to be their country’s greatest resource to cause socioeconomic change in communities through ICT. Global NetCorps has launched ICT for development training themes in SME applications, Community Tourism and Sustainable Livelihoods.
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Entity from: Western Europe and North America - Canada
Geographical coverage of the activity: International - Egypt, Ethiopia, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon
WSIS action lines related to this activity:
Theme 1. The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
Theme 3. Access to information and knowledge
Theme 4. Capacity building
Theme 7. ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
Theme 8. Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
Theme 11. International and regional cooperation
Theme 12. Achieving WSIS targets (PoA, Section B)
Theme 13. Digital Solidarity Agenda (PoA, Section D)
Theme 14. Follow-up and evaluation (PoA, Section E)
Theme 15. Towards WSIS Phase 2 (Tunis) (PoA, Section F)
Related MDGs:
MDG 3. Promote gender equality & empower women
MDG 8. Develop a global partnership for development
Activity type: Training initiative, Tool-kit, Development of National Global NetCorps Programs
Time scale: Ongoing
Partners: Cisco Systems FoundationUSAIDCanadian International Development AgencyGovernments of Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon, EthiopiaMicrosoft, UNESCO (Lebanon)Case Foundation (Jordan)AMIR Program (Jordan)YMCA Lebanon


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