G8 Kananaskis Africa Action Plan

Sectors : ICT, Water and Sanitation
Organisation : G8
Date made: 
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Commitments in: Infrastructure - ICT

“V. Expanding Knowledge: Improving and Promoting Education and Expanding Digital Opportunities

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5.4 Helping Africa create digital opportunities – including by:
• Encouraging the Digital Opportunity Task Force (DOT Force) International e-Development Resources Network to focus on Africa, and supporting other DOT Force initiatives that can help to create digital opportunities, each building wherever possible on African initiatives already underway;

• Working towards the goal of universal access to ICT by working with African countries to improve national, regional and international telecommunications and ICT regulations and policies in order to create ICT-friendly environments;

• Encouraging and supporting the development of public-private partnerships to fast- track the development of ICT infrastructure; and,

• Supporting entrepreneurship and human resource development of Africans within the ICT sector.

5.5 Helping Africa make more effective use of ICT in the context of promoting sustainable economic, social and political development – including by:
• Supporting African initiatives to make best use of ICT to address education and health issues; and,

• Supporting African countries in increasing access to, and making the best use of, ICT in support of governance, including by supporting the development and implementation of national e-strategies and e-governance initiatives aimed at increased efficiency, effectiveness, transparency and accountability of government.”


Commitments in: Infrastructure - Water and Sanitation

“VIII. Improving Water Resource Management

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8. Supporting African efforts to improve water resource development and management – including by:

• Supporting African efforts to promote the productive and environmentally sustainable development of water resources;

• Supporting efforts to improve sanitation and access to potable water;

• Mobilizing technical assistance to facilitate and accelerate the preparation of potable water and sanitation projects in both rural and urban areas, and to generate greater efficiency in these sectors; and,

• Supporting reforms in the water sector aimed at decentralization, cost-recovery and enhanced user participation.”