Expansion of SIV in the Pacific: Niue. Hans Dencker Thulstrup UNESCO Office for the Pacific States Apia, Samoa. SIV Partnerships. Considerable awarneess of SIV in Pacific in particular through the Global Forum Partnerships are needed in order to ensure continued support for SIV activities
Hans Dencker Thulstrup
UNESCO Office for
the Pacific States
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“The development of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) for a small and isolated country like Niue is paramount in the Government’s plans to minimize distances between Niueans living overseas and their homeland, as well as increase their access to vital information about national issues and development plans. It is their vision to build up the confidence of Niueans in their country and their Government”
Reduction of poverty and vulnerabilities through improved access to basic services
2. An ICT Training Facility established and providing training for all Niueans in Internet usage and emailing, resulting in their increased access to information and greater participation in national decision-making
While the UNDP project will provide the infrastructure required for Niue schools and the general public to benefit from the Internet…
…it will NOT in itself provide the relevant, appropriate CONTENT that will spark an interest in using ICT’s for development!
SIV provides that content – through interregional networking under the Youth Internet Network
…questions are very welcome!