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Project ID: 1103280778
Entity: Cisco Systems
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Activity: Cisco Support for the Global eSchools and Communities Initiative (GeSCI)
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Activity description: Cisco has provided expert resources to help GeSCI establish its strategy and organization in 2003/04. This has included: a) extensive inputs into the UN ICT Task Force feasibility study; b) consultancy to GeSCI in the planning of their Service Portfolio, their Partnership Framework and their initial Programme/budget; c) positioning GeSCI (with McKinsey & Co) as a partner in the Jordan Education Initiative (JEI) to help codify the JEI model for replication in other countries; and d) ongoing collaboration with GeSCI in assessing the feasibility of re-using elements of the JEI model (i.e. the public/private partnership, e-Curricula content, training and technology solutions) in several countries (e.g. India, Egypt and Namibia).
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Entity from: International
Geographical coverage of the activity: International
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 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 15. Towards WSIS Phase 2 (Tunis) (PoA, Section F)
Related MDGs:
MDG 1. Eradicate poverty and hunger
MDG 2. Achieve Universal Primary Education
MDG 8. Develop a global partnership for development
Activity type: Project, Training initiative, Tool-kit, Establishing enabling organizations for a concerte
Time scale: Ongoing
Partners: GeSCI (founded by UN Secretary General’s UN ICT Task Force), World economic Forum (WEF), Hugh Jagger (consultant)


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