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Project ID: 1269977566
Entity: Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation
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Activity: Commonwealth African Rural Connectivity Initiative
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Activity description: Launched in 2007, the first phase of COMARCI resulted in a research of the status of rural connectivity in 18 African countries along with the policies and regulation in place in comparison to five comparator countries (Australia, Canada, India, Malaysia and the US) together with identification of innovative technologies and novel business models. The resulting Report on African Rural Connectivity is available at http://www2.cto.int/COMARCIReport.pdf. In the second phase CTO plans to carry out a series of capacity building workshops aimed at building Public Private Peoples Partnerships (4Ps) aimed at creating new connectivity and providing value added ICT services
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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 [ICT for sustainable 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 6. Enabling environment
Related MDGs:
MDG 8. Develop a global partnership for development
Activity type: Programme, Conference, Training initiative, Public Private Peoples partnership forming
Time scale: Ongoing: 01/01/2010 -
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