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Project ID: 1105029093
Entity: FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)
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Activity: Investment design in support of ICT development.
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Activity description: FAO Investment Centre supports e-Government initiatives through investment programme development. Major work to date includes: i. FAO-IADB-ITU Study, Telecenters for Socioeconomic and Rural Development, which enabled IADB to launch its Telecenters for Rural Connectivity Programme during Presidential Summit of the Americas and was followed by investment work in Honduras HN 0203 – US$ 9.5 million; Jamaica JA 0116 – US$ 23 million; and Guyana GY 066 – US$ 22.5 million; ii. Formulation of South American ICT strategy for CAF, IADB and FONPLATA; iii. Work with World Bank in appraisal of e-Lanka Development Project (US$ 53 million).
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Entity from: International
Geographical coverage of the activity: International
WSIS action lines related to this activity:
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 14. Follow-up and evaluation (PoA, Section E)
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 3. Promote gender equality & empower women
Activity type: no information available, Investment design support to FAO member countries
Time scale: Ongoing: 2001 -
Partners: Inter-American Development Bank, World Bank, and other international agencies.


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