Community Information Centres: Towards an inclusive Zimbabwean Information Society

Details of the organization
Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe(POTRAZ)
  • 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
Community Information Centres: Towards an inclusive Zimbabwean Information Society
The CIC Programme promotes Universal access to ICTs by all Zimbabweans in urban, rural and remote areas and narrows the digital divide between urban and rural communities, all genders and the rich and poor. The Programme does this through providing relevant infrastructure, Internet service, equipment and ICT literacy training. At the centres, members of the community can create documents, print, scan and fax documents, find information related to their agricultural or other economic projects and markets, apply for Secondary School and University places and employment on-line, as well as communicate with relevant business people and friends. It aids development.
National implementation: Zimbabwe
Ongoing from 01/11/2016 to 31/12/2018
Ministry of ICT and Cybersecurity, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Posts (Private) Limited (ZIMPOST)

WSIS information
* The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
  • Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
  • 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
  • Programme