Formation of Communication and Development Institute
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CTA. 1997. Formation of Communication and Development Institute. Spore 69. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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The Government of the Netherlands has set up an International Institute for Communication and Development (IICD). The mandate of this new institute is to assist developing countries to keep abreast of developments in the field of Information and...
The Government of the Netherlands has set up an International Institute for Communication and Development (IICD). The mandate of this new institute is to assist developing countries to keep abreast of developments in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) that are currently taking place in the industrialized countries of the North. The intention is that IICD will become a knowledge broker for governments, international organizations, research institutes, private sector and nongovernmental organizations in the developed and developing countries. IICD is to set up an Internet knowledge point from which information can be obtained on ICT applications that can enhance socio-economic development in the South; a Question-and-Answer service for policy makers and practitioners seeking expert advice on ICTs, their potential uses in, and impacts on, development processes; and an ICT capacity building programme, in cooperation with existing international training institutes. IICD will also help developing countries to articulate their ICT requirements, will stimulate innovative ICT research and development programmes and will assist governments to formulate ICT policies and strategies. International Institute for Communication and Development PO Box 11586 2502 AN The Hague THE NETHERLANDS email firstname.lastname@example.org Tel +31 70 349 6155 Fax: +31 70 349 6273
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