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Project ID: 1142294575
Entity: Center for International ICT Policy
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Activity: CIPACO has been initiated by Panos Institute West Africa (PIWA), in order to strengthen the capacity of African stakeholders for a more effective participation in international ICT decision-making processes.
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Activity description: The CIPACO was initiated in the framework of the international CATIA Programme, with the aim to strengthen stakeholders’ capacities in West and Central Africa, for a better participation in international ICT decision-making. CIPACO is part of PIWA ICT Programme. CIPACO has five main areas of activity: - Animation of an information system (portal on ICT policies for the two covered regions, electronic news bulletins); - Production of studies and guides; - Organization of periodic thematic electronic debates; - Support to participate in international key meetings; - Collaboration with other specialized initiatives on ICT policies. Two important aspects of CIPACO’s strategies are: - the strenghening and harmonization of regional initiatives - capacity building.
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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
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 9. Media
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 8. Develop a global partnership for development
 
Activity type: Project
Time scale: Ongoing
Partners: CIPESA - Bridges.org, CATIA Programme

 

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