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Project ID: 1103283252
Entity: Cisco Systems
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Activity: ITU Internet Training Center Initiative (ITCI) Phase 1
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Activity description: In May 2001, Cisco Systems, Inc., and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) announced the formation of a strategic partnership, the ITU Internet Training Center Initiative to establish Cisco Networking Academies in colleges and universities in developing countries to provide opportunities for careers in the Information Society. The Initiative has expanded to more than 50 Training Centers around the world. The web-based courses are available in nine languages. Course material on network security, and wireless have been added. Furthermore, sponsored-curricula from other private-sector partners provide course content on IT essentials, Java, data cabling and web-based design. Some of these centers are also part of the Gender-based Academy program.
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Entity from: International
Geographical coverage of the activity: International - Africa, Asia and Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean
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 5. Building confidence and security in use of ICTs
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)
Related MDGs:
MDG 1. Eradicate poverty and hunger
MDG 3. Promote gender equality & empower women
MDG 8. Develop a global partnership for development
Activity type: Programme, Training initiative
Time scale: Ongoing
Partners: ITU with sponsored curricula from HP(IT essentials), Sun (Java), Adobe (web-based design) and Panduit (data cabling)


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