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Regional WSIS Stocktaking Report 2016, Asia and Pacific

ICT Projects and WSIS Action Line Related Activities in Asia and Pacific

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In the period 2014-2016, WSIS Stocktaking Reports have reviewed 164 ICT-related projects and activities carried out by international organizations, governments, the private sector, civil society and other stakeholders in the Asia and Pacific 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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Information and communication infrastructure

In Bangladesh, the Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology is promoting the expansion and use of ICT in society through creating and developing ICT infrastructure for connecting the citizen for getting better access to information and services (SDGs 9 and 11). The division in question is working relentlessly to develop the ICT sector by setting up infrastructure and providing training for capacity building and human resource development.

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