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Regional WSIS Stocktaking Report 2016-2018, Asia and Pacific

ICT Projects and WSIS Action Line Related Activities in Asia and Pacific

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Following the publication of the WSIS Regional Stocktaking series for the period 2014-2016 and its popular reception within the WSIS community, we have prepared new edition of the WSIS Regional Stocktaking with the special focus on how ICTs are helping advance the Sustainable Development Goals on the ground. Our objective is to have a customized reporting by region (based on six ITU regions distribution) that will be considered as a strong reference point to good ICT practices implemented by the different stakeholders (government, private sector, civil society, academia, international organizations, others), generating social impact, partnerships, replicable examples, and advance the achievement of the SDGs.

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The role of public governance authorities and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development

In Bangladesh, the 999 National Emergency Service is a centralized 24/7 emergency support system allowing any citizen within the country’s border to directly connect with the police, fire and ambulance emergency responding teams on the ground, in order to get aid in an emergency. Under the guidance of the ICT Division, the Government of Bangladesh provides a “toll-free” easy-to-remember unique emergency number which readily helps citizens in the fastest and most effective way. With a clear vision of implementing a sustainable project, 999 is an amalgamation of different channels, ideally building communication for information exchange.

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