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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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Enabling environment

The African ICT Consumers Network (RéCATIC) is an initiative run in Benin by the Benin Consumer Defence League. In 2008, the George Soros Foundation and the Government of Benin funded the creation of RéCATIC for consumer rights in telecommunications in Africa (SDGs 8, 11, 16, and 17). This network aims to create an interface between governments, regulators, operators and ICT service providers, as well as consumers, on concerns regarding the quality and safety of services, transparency in pricing, the handling of complaints, and the information and education of African consumers about ICT services.

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