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Project ID: 1302845381
Entity: TRA
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Activity: Ankabut Network
Activity description: UAE’s leading universities (UAE University, Zayed University, Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research and HTC) signed an MOU to establish a dedicated research and education network within the country named “Ankabut”. ANKABUT will cater for the regional research needs, offering great improvements in how research is conducted, as well as improving the teaching and learning processes. It will also provide collaboration and sharing of resources. In addition, it provides a link for international collaboration with other research network (NRENs). Ankabut is linked to Internet2 project and Geant . Anakabut project currently connects 5 Universities covering 25 campuses. The funding structure for Anakabut will be revisited, since additional contributors will be involved in the coming years.
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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 7. ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life [E-government] [E-learning] [E-science]
Theme 8. Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
Theme 9. Media
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: Project
Time scale: Completed
Partners: no information available
 Additional Information on National Implementation Mechanism
 Strategy for coordinating WSIS Implementation at the national level: Yes
 National e-strategy: Yes
 Additional Information:
 UAE Government Strategy 2011-2013


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