ITU and Microsoft Launch Online Platform to Track ICT Development

ITU Global View, a Microsoft Virtual Earth-based online platform to track and help accelerate the implementation of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) goals in Africa, was launched today on the opening day of the Connect Africa Summit. Governments, along with industry, development banks and international organizations, are gathered in Kigali to mobilize […]

ITU Global View, a Microsoft Virtual Earth-based online platform to track and help accelerate the implementation of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) goals in Africa, was launched today on the opening day of the Connect Africa Summit.

Governments, along with industry, development banks and international organizations, are gathered in Kigali to mobilize the human, financial and technical resources required to expand the development of information and communication technologies (ICT) infrastructure and ensure it is used effectively in pursuit of the WSIS development goals for Africa.

The International Telecommunication Union and Microsoft Corp. today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the Connect Africa summit outlining how they will work together to build a security-enhanced, inclusive and interoperable information society. They agreed to support programs enabling skills development and capacity building along with the delivery of relevant applications and services in Africa. These would include the delivery of a new online solution for all stakeholders to showcase and track the implementation of development projects in Africa.

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