G8 Kananaskis Africa Action Plan

Sectors : ICT
Organisation : G8
Date made: 
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“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.”