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.



Information and communication infrastructure

In Canada, the ultimate aim of the NEPAD-Infrastructure Preparation Facility is to enhance regional economic development and integration through the increased implementation of regional infrastructure projects (SDGs 8, 9, and 11). The purpose of the New Partnership for Africa's Development-Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility - Phase II (NEPAD IPPF II) is to provide support to Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and their specialized regional institutions (such as the West African Power Pool) for the preparation of 'bankable' infrastructure projects in the energy, transport and telecommunication sectors in Africa. 'Bankable' projects are those that have gone through high-quality project preparation processes which include support for feasibility and engineering studies, environmental impact assessments, structured financing plans, legal analysis and financial transaction plans. NEPAD-IPPF is also working with the RECs to increase their capacities to cooperate in complex public-private partnerships. These efforts help sustain progress towards meeting Africa's infrastructure financing needs.


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