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Regional WSIS Stocktaking Report 2016, Arab States

ICT Projects and WSIS Action Line Related Activities in Arab States

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In the period 2014-2016, WSIS Stocktaking Reports have reviewed 248 ICT-related projects and activities carried out by international organizations, governments, the private sector, civil society and other stakeholders in the Arab 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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The role of public governance authorities and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development

In Algeria, the Iroley Smart Zone (ISZ) project is part of the Djibouti Digital road map initiated by the Ministry of Communications in accordance with the country’s “Vision 2035”. The aim is for ISZ to become a showcase for the Ministry’s vision of transforming Djibouti into a knowledge-based smart economy (SDGs 10 and 16). The smart sustainable zone will be dedicated to fostering a prosperous ecosystem, building ICT industry expertise and skills in a national Centre of Excellence, attracting international IT companies and also developing a start-ups ecosystem providing entrepreneurs with infrastructure, access and a dynamic working environment.

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