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Project ID: 1103223064
Entity: UNESCWA (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia)
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Activity: Regional Initiative on the Use of New Technologies for Poverty Alleviation
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Activity description: This pilot project tackles the following: (a) enhancing quality of life; (b) creating employment and empowering people through the development of community access points such as Multipurpose Technology Community Centres; (c) fostering small and micro enterprises (SMEs) through ICT to increase capacity and productivity; and (e) combating ICT illiteracy and building indigenous ICT skills.
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Entity from: International
Geographical coverage of the activity: Regional
WSIS action lines related to this activity:
Theme 1. The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development [ICT for sustainable development] [E-participation] [Partnerships]
Theme 3. Access to information and knowledge
Theme 4. Capacity building
Theme 7. ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life [E-government] [Knowledge management] [E-business] [E-commerce and e-trade] [Enabling environment] [SME competitiveness] [E-learning] [E-employment] [Expanding income gaps] [Professional training]
Theme 8. Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
Theme 11. International and regional cooperation
Related MDGs:
MDG 1. Eradicate poverty and hunger
Activity type: Project
Time scale: Completed
Partners: The Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD); the International Labour Organization (ILO); Microsoft; the Professional Computer Association of Lebanon ; Fares Foundation; Safadi foundation; and the municipalities of Tal Abbas, Al-Mukaybleh and Bebnine (North Lebanon)


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