Cyber Caravan Project

Details of the organization
National Computer Board
  • The organization has a strategy for coordinating WSIS Implementation at the national level: Yes
  • The organization has a national e-strategy: Yes

Information about the project
Cyber Caravan Project
Cyber Caravan
The Cyber Caravans of the National Computer Board are equipped with desktop computers and Internet connection and travel around the island to deliver training and assistance to the public on the use of ICT with assistance provided by the IT Support Officers. Mauritius is keeping ICT as its economic and social forefront for development. The country is supporting ITU’s advocacy for universal broadband policies, boosting affordability and broadband uptake. The overall objective is to convert Mauritius into a regional ICT hub and to make Mauritius an Intelligent and Smart Island through full broadband island-wide connectivity and thus narrow the digital divide. Over the last years, the digital divide has been shrinking in terms of numbers of fixed phone lines, mobile subscribers, and Internet users. Nonetheless, there remains a crucial gap. To address this gap, the National Computer Board, has implemented the Cyber Caravan project in line with WSIS Action Lines and geared towards the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals. The project aims at building an all-inclusive information society to improve digital literacy and to provide democratized access.
National implementation: Mauritius
Ongoing from 01/11/2000 to 31/12/2018
Mauritius Telecom Foundation, Community Centres, Social Welfare Centres, Women Centres, Youth Centres, etc.

WSIS information
* Information and communication infrastructure
  • Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  • Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • Project