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Paragraphs Related to the Theme Paragraphs VII Summit
Reports
Date:  3/15/2017 
1. 2030 ICT Alliance for the Americas
2. COM/CITEL/RES. 287 (XXXII-16): Support from CITEL for the Implementation of the Outcomes of the Seventh Summit of the Americas and in Preparation for the VIII Summit of the Americas
3. CITEL Scholarships


1. Inspired by Sustainable Development Goal No. 17 aimed at “Revitalizing the global partnerships for sustainable development” of Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, the “2030 ICT Alliance for the Americas” proposed working with both Member States interested in mainstreaming information and communication technologies (ICTs) into their national policies and the private sector to connect an additional 150 million people in the Americas to the Internet by the year 2020, supporting the Global Connect Initiative that is aimed at bringing an additional 1.5 billion people online.
2. The 32 Meeting of the Permanent Executive Committee of CITEL, COM/CITEL, decided:
• To invite the Member States to submit to the Chair of the Summits of the Americas process all documents arising from the various meetings and events of CITEL that reflect the impact of and progress towards implementing the mandates and initiatives of the “Mandates for Action” of the Seventh Summit of the Americas, particularly as regard broadband access and investment in broadband infrastructure.
• To promote, within the structure and work plan(s) of the appropriate work group(s) of CITEL, access to and increased adoption and development of broadband services, and investment in broadband infrastructure.
• To support the Global Connect efforts to catalyze multi-sectoral initiatives to attract 1.5 billion new Internet users online by 2020, including its principles to achieve Internet connectivity; to ensure that all public schools in the Americas are connected to the Internet by 2030 and create relevant local content; and to promote digital training to help raise the quality of education and build talent for the new digital economy.
3. In 2016, CITEL had 6 Regional Training Centers distributed throughout the region. The program of courses for which scholarships were offered was prepared on the basis of surveys on the region’s telecommunication training needs. Pursuant to the provisions of resolution COM/CITEL RES. 271 (XXX-15).

Activities:
1. In the framework of the 2030 ICT Alliance of the Americas, CITEL consolidated a project to support the Inter-American Education Agenda with PROFUTURO’s DIGITAL MOBILE CLASSROOM in order to improve the quality of education through digital education in highly vulnerable environments in Latin America and the Caribbean.
2. In general, the CITEL Consultative Committees and the working groups have steadily moved forward on broadband issues, the establishment of guidelines in various topics, the review of new provisions of the Radio Regulations adopted at the WRC-15, and various reports on priority matters for the development of telecommunications / information and communication technologies in the region.
- PCC.I/RES. 269 (XXVIII-16): WORKSHOP ON DIGITAL INCLUSION AND MEANINGFUL BROADBAND ADOPTION IN THE AMERICAS
- PCC.I/RES. 270 (XXVIII-16): PROPOSAL: CITEL INDEX ON BROADBAND DEVELOPMENT IN THE AMERICAS REGION
- PCC.I/RES. 274 (XXIX-16): WORKSHOP ON DIGITAL INCLUSION AND MEANINGFUL BROADBAND ADOPTION IN THE AMERICAS
3. In 2016, CITEL offered 13 online courses and 4 onsite courses and awarded 114 full and 1 partial scholarship to citizens of 20 Member States. More details are given in CITEL’s Annual Report.

Website:
https://www.citel.oas.org/en/Pages/default.aspx
https://www.citel.oas.org/en/SiteAssets/About-Citel/Next-Meetings/ALIANZA/ALIANZATICAMERICAS_ENG%20-%2013%20junio%202016-%20FINAL.pdf


Beneficiaries:
• 150 million people in the Americas to be connected to the Internet by the year 20201
• All Caribbean countries through PROFUTURO’s DIGITAL MOBILE CLASSROOM to support the Inter-American Education Agenda
• 115 scholars in 20 Member States

Partnerships and Financing: On Line Courses: National Telecommunication Research and Training Institute (INICTEL) / Peru, CITEL & SEDI
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Date:  6/23/2011 
To assist Member States in complying with Summit directives and to facilitate the alignment of goals and strategies with Summit mandates, the OAS launched the Summit Implementation and Follow-Up System (SISCA) in January 2010. Since then, several Member states have been trained in SISCA and are currently utilizing the system. A new version of SISCA will be launched in June 2011 to facilitate the direct drafting of national and JSWG reports on Summit implementation through SISCA.

To increase participation by stakeholders, the OAS launched the Summits Virtual Community (SVC), a virtual space that allows users to contribute to online forums and thematic discussion groups on key Summit themes, and provides access to Summit-related materials and information. To date, the SVC has registered users from 31 Member states who have participated in two hemispheric virtual consultations on issues of sustainable development and gender.
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