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Regional WSIS Stocktaking Report 2016, Americas

ICT Projects and WSIS Action Line Related Activities in Americas

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In the period 2014-2016, WSIS Stocktaking Reports have reviewed 162 ICT-related projects and activities carried out by international organizations, governments, the private sector, civil society and other stakeholders in the Americas 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. The inputs from WSIS action line facilitators and co-facilitators also contribute to the reports.

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In Canada, Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada has been running four projects. The Strengthening Distance Education in the Caribbean project includes (SDGs 4, 8, and 9): (i) designing, developing and delivering demand-driven, gender and environmentally sensitive post-secondary distance education programmes to students across the Caribbean; (ii) training faculty, instructors and tutors in gender and environmentally sensitive course design, development and delivery; (iii) conducting a comprehensive analysis of programme requirements to better respond to labour market needs; and (iv) setting up new virtual library services (online) that can be accessed by all Open Campus learning sites throughout the Caribbean.

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