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.



Cultural diversity and identity

In India, the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) implemented the India Development Gateway (InDG), a nationwide government initiative that seeks to use the power of ICTs to empower the poor and underserved through the provision of information in local languages (SDGs 4, 8, and 11). The multilingual knowledge portal www. indg. in developed as part of the initiative offers information, products and services covering key livelihood sectors in nine Indian languages, besides English. The portal acts as a catalyst for collaboration and knowledge sharing among development stakeholders. Building on experiences and usefulness, the scope of the portal is currently being enhanced to support collaborative content creation, more languages and region-specific information.


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