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 WSIS STOCKTAKING & PARTNERSHIPS : ACTIVITY DETAILS
 
Project ID: 1359144672
Entity: Saudi Arabia - Islamic Development Bank (IsDB)
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Activity: ICT for Developing the Capacities of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Rural Areas
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Activity description: Two projects in Bangladesh and Egypt produced the following within one year: * e-services and educational software on e-marketing, business management and accounting; * 130 trained operators from 46 telecentres (master trainers); * around 2,000 trained rural MSMEs; * 56 community awareness sessions to sensitize about 10,000 people on using ICT. The projects increased the ICT usage by MSMEs: Internet usage (51% to 93%), marketing (18% to 70%), ICT in daily business (50% to 75%). A telecentre can train more MSMEs, who may request more services; which makes the projects sustainability. IDB also plans to replicate it in other countries.
 
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Entity from: Asia and Pacific - Saudi Arabia
 
Geographical coverage of the activity: National
 
WSIS action lines related to this activity:
Theme 4. Capacity building
 
Related MDGs:
MDG 1. Eradicate poverty and hunger
 
Activity type: Programme, Training initiative, Tool-kit, Website
Time scale: Completed: 1/3/2009 - 1/3/2010
Partners: The Egypt ICT Trust Fund (www.ictfund.org.eg) The Bangladesh Telecentre Network (www.biid.org.bd)

 

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