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Regional WSIS Stocktaking Report 2016, Africa

ICT Projects and WSIS Action Line Related Activities in Africa

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In the period 2014-2016, WSIS Stocktaking Reports have reviewed 136 ICT-related projects and activities carried out by international organizations, governments, the private sector, civil society and other stakeholders in the Africa Region, with those in 2016 highlighting the efforts deployed by stakeholders involved in implementation of the SDGs. WSIS Stocktaking reports are based on the multistakeholder approach, including input from stakeholders from all over the world responding to ITU's official call for stocktaking updates and new entries.

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

Targeting African countries, the organization African Civil Society on the Information Society (ACSIS) has developed the ACSIS WEB PLATFORM, which aims to provide African civil society and all partners (African governments, civil society, communities, the private sector, academia and international organizations) with a consistent information system focusing on WSIS and ICT activities relating to the African continent. The project directly meets several sustainable development goals (SDGs), namely SDGs 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 16 and 17, by promoting inclusive and sustainable ICT growth, peaceful and inclusive societies and lifelong learning opportunities for all African countries, ensuring healthy lives and equitable quality education, building resilient infrastructure and fostering innovation. The goal of the programme is to inform, train and educate Africans on issues related to Internet governance and WSIS action lines, as part of a unique platform for Africa and the African Diaspora. The platform will also be progressively establishing an observatory on ICTs and the ICT profile of each African country.

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