WSIS Prizes Contest 2019 Nominee

Diar Geographical Information System


Description

A system, called Diar Geographical Information System, was developed by Iran's Ministry of Communication and Information Technology to capture, analyze, and present the status and coverage of various ICT services in different locations in a visual and map-based format. The system is being used to recognize areas and locations that need further action, and to identify the services in those parts of the country that require immediate attention.
This would help reducing the digital divide between different parts of the country. Furthermore, Diar is a practical tool that can be used for improving the status in neglected areas, and is a much needed instrument for accomplishing the sustainable development goals (SDGs), particularly Goals 3, 4, 9, 10, 12, and 13. This would also improve the quality of life in rural and remote areas, resulting in betterment of the living standard leading to the reversal of the migration trend from remote and less affluent areas to more wealthy urban and metropolitan areas. Moreover, the information on Diar can be utilized to design environmentally-friendly ICT systems, networks, and services based on the availability of various types of renewable energy sources in different parts of the country.

Project website

https://uso.ict.gov.ir


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Action lines related to this project
  • AL C1. The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development 2019
  • AL C2. Information and communication infrastructure
  • AL C3. Access to information and knowledge
  • AL C4. Capacity building
  • AL C5. Building confidence and security in use of ICTs
  • AL C7. E-government
  • AL C7. E-business
  • AL C7. E-learning
  • AL C7. E-health
  • AL C7. E-employment
  • AL C7. E-environment
  • AL C7. E-agriculture
  • AL C7. E-science
  • AL C8. Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
Sustainable development goals related to this project
  • Goal 3: Good health and well-being
  • Goal 4: Quality education
  • Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure
  • Goal 10: Reduced inequalities
  • Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production
  • Goal 13: Climate action

Coverage
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Status

Ongoing

Start date

2018

End date

2020


Target beneficiary group(s)
  • Remote and rural communities

Sustainability

The system would help reducing the digital divide between different parts of the country. Furthermore, Diar is a practical tool that can be used for improving the status in neglected areas, and is a much needed instrument for accomplishing the sustainable development goals (SDGs), particularly Goals 3, 4, 9, 10, 12, and 13. This would also improve the quality of life in rural and remote areas, resulting in betterment of the living standard leading to the reversal of the migration trend from remote and less affluent areas to more wealthy urban and metropolitan areas. Moreover, the information on Diar can be utilized to design environmentally-friendly ICT systems, networks, and services based on the availability of various types of renewable energy sources in different parts of the country.


WSIS values promotion

• In Diar system, an integrated database and geographical information system of all existing infrastructure in rural and remote areas is developed to identify those areas and locations that need more attention and resources with a view to promoting ICT-based developments. • In Diar system, an integrated database and geographical information system of all existing ICT infrastructure in rural and remote areas is developed for its enhancement and expansion as an essential foundation for an inclusive information society. In Diar system, an integrated database and geographical information system of all existing ICT infrastructure in rural and remote areas is developed that can be used for improving the quality of ICT services • and expanding their coverage areas, leading to better access to information and knowledge. • In Diar system, an integrated database and geographical information system of all existing infrastructure in rural and remote areas is developed that can be used for capacity building by way of offering new applications. • In Diar system, an integrated database and geographical information system of all existing infrastructure in rural and remote areas is developed that can be used to create an enabling environment by way of offering new applications such as e-agriculture, e-learning, and other e-services that would be beneficial in all aspects of life. • In Diar system, an integrated database and geographical information system of all existing infrastructure in rural and remote areas is developed that can be used to identify the potential for creating new applications such as e-agriculture, e-learning, and other e-services that would be beneficial in all aspects of life. • In Diar system, an integrated database and geographical information system of all existing infrastructure in rural and remote areas is developed that can be used to create tailor-made new applications.


Entity name

The Ministry of ICT

Entity country—type

Iran (Islamic Republic of) Government

Entity website

http://ict.gov.ir