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Impact Partnerships

Partnerships have always played a catalytic role in the development work. International cooperation on digital technology is essential to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the United Kingdom’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) have joined forces to co-design a far-reaching digital inclusion project in five countries: Kenya Nigeria, Indonesia, Brazil and South Africa.
The Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development was established in 2010 by ITU and UNESCO with the aim of boosting the importance of broadband on the international policy agenda and expanding broadband access in every country.
Connect2Recover is a global initiative that aims to reinforce the digital infrastructure and ecosystems of beneficiary countries. Connect2Recover seeks to galvanize action for affordable and reliable connectivity as part of COVID-19 recovery strategies. Connect2Recover also assesses risks due to natural disaster in strengthening resilience of digital infrastructure.
People and communities currently underserved by existing digital capacity development resources or channels will benefit from more efficient and effective support from the ITU/UNDP Joint Facility, which aims to make digital opportunities accessible to all.
Together with WHO, harnesses the power and reach of mobile phones to address the noncommunicable disease (NCD) risk factors by educating people to make healthier lifestyle choices to help prevent and manage NCDs via their phones.
​​​​​​Is exploring ways of using big data from the ICT industry to improve and complement existing statistics and methodologies to measure the information society.
​​​​​​​​​​​​Aims to connect every school to the internet, and every young person to information, choice and opportunity, in partnership with UNICEF.​ ​​ ​​​
​​​​​​Recognizes that investing in youth by developing their digital skills is a win-win strategy. In partnership with ILO, it addresses the skills gaps in the digital economy.​​

Boosting decent jobs and enhancing skills for youth in Africa​'s digital economy​
The webinar series focused on how to secure safe, stable, affordable and inclusive connectivity in this time of crisis and helped identify possible solutions and common approaches and strategies from different nations and stakeholders. ​​​​
​​​​​​Launched by ITU in partnership with Cisco, seeks to create a global network of centres, to develop digital skills and contribute towards building an inclusive digital society.​​
​​​​​​Aims to increase collaboration, build partnerships and support countries in addressing the global e-waste challenge.​​
​​​​​​Aims to support and accelerate the implementation of country-led reform actions to meet national and global financial inclusion goals and targets.​​
​​​​​​Aims to expose young women to, and equip them with digital skills; coding, personal and entrepreneurial development skills.​​​​
​​​​​​A networked partnership that promotes gender balance in the technology sector by championing equality of access, skills development and career opportunities for women and men alike. ​​​
​​​​​​​​​​​​I-CoDI, an International Centre of Digital Innovation for Geneva, Switzerland,​ and the world, will help ITU Members, Sector Members and other key stakeholders to integrate innovation into their national development agendas and activities. The Centre, to be based in Geneva, Switzerland, will also have a virtual component.​
​​​​​​​​An international, multi-stakeholder initiative to improve the availability and quality of ICT data and indicators, particularly in developing countries.
Enables the African continent to reap the benefits of digitalization by addressing various dimensions of broadband demand and supply in Africa and building the capacities of African Union (AU) Member States in the Internet Governance space.
Based on an integrated approach to digital development, the Smart Village model enables accelerated impact on multiple Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - such as health, commerce, education and agriculture - by increasing last-mile access and making sure that the right digital solutions reach the people​.
ITU and the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) have launched a cooperative project to enhance the digital ecosystem and build digital skills for women in Least Developed Countries (LDCs).