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 WSIS STOCKTAKING & PARTNERSHIPS : ACTIVITY DETAILS
 
Project ID: 1103279343
Entity: Cisco Systems
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Activity: Asia Pacific Initiative
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Activity description: The Asia Pacific Initiative (API) is a partnership between the UNU, Keio University, Cisco Systems (Japan) and LEAD. The project was launched at the WSSD as a Type II Partnership and is designed to utilize satellite technology and the Internet to link field based studies to online learning, communication and real-time next generation broadcasting. The API is an open content (knowledge sharing) project and the network of partners is also working with the University of Hawaii and the Asian Institute of Technology. Recent activities undertaken include multimedia broadcasting experiments (Video over IP), case study development in Okinawa (Japan), Bangkok (Thailand) and the Greater Mekong Sub-Region, as well as the development of a couple of course on Asia Pacific Sustainability with support from FASID
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Entity from: International
 
Geographical coverage of the activity: Regional - Asia and Pacific
 
WSIS action lines related to this activity:
Theme 1. The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
Theme 2. Information and communication infrastructure
Theme 3. Access to information and knowledge
Theme 4. Capacity building
Theme 6. Enabling environment
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 13. Digital Solidarity Agenda (PoA, Section D)
 
Related MDGs:
MDG 7. Ensure environmental sustainability
MDG 8. Develop a global partnership for development
 
Activity type: Project
Time scale: Ongoing
Partners: UNU, Keio University, LEAD, University of Hawaii, the Asian Institute of Technology, and FASID

 

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