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Project ID: 1177509165
Entity: Commonwealth Secretariat
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Activity: The Commonwealth Connects Portal
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Activity description: The Portal aims to share the common ICT wealth of the Commonwealth. The wealth of technical and human capital within the Commonwealth is incomparable and can be creatively tapped such that it can benefit the cause of social and economic development of member states. The Portal functionalities include dissemination and access to primary communications (news, announcements, hosting member country ICT initiatives), it serves as a forum for stakeholders (with free software, best practices, research findings), it is a primary medium for data collection and skills exchange, and provides a ‘matching’ function between donors and project applicants (project marketplace). The Portal ensures that users are easily able find information and access to services and expertise across the Programme's five areas of focus.
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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 [ICT for sustainable development] [National e-strategies] [ICT in Parliaments] [E-participation] [Partnerships]
Theme 3. Access to information and knowledge
Theme 6. Enabling environment
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 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
MDG 4. Reduce child mortality
MDG 5. Improve maternal health
MDG 6. Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases
MDG 7. Ensure environmental sustainability
MDG 8. Develop a global partnership for development
 
Activity type: Website
Time scale: Ongoing
Partners: ComSec, CBC, COMNET-IT, CTO, COL, CBA, Commonwealth Foundation, Malta, Mozambique, Trinidad & Tobago

 

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