9 DTCs were selected across the globe to participate in phase 1 of the Initiative. At the end of phase 1, 5 new DTCs joined the network and 8 DTCs from phase 1 proceeded to phase 2, thus bringing the total number of DTCs in the network to 13.
Based in Addis Ababa within the Ministry of Innovation and Technology of Ethiopia, the Digital Transformation Program Office (DTPO) is mandated to implement the national digital transformation and digital economy agenda, including building digital literacy and digital skills for citizens.
The Ecole Multinationale Supérieure des Postes (EMSP) based in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, is mandated to deliver training in postal and financial services, as well as continuing education in digital transformation, mobile applications and digital marketing.
Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communication (GIFEC) is an agency of the Ministry of Communications of Ghana, based in Accra, Ghana. Through their six training programmes targeting youth, women, teachers and artisans, GIFEC is delivering training covering basic and intermediate digital skills, reaching out to the different communities mainly through 200 community centres, zonal offices and partnerships with local institutions.
Rwanda Information Society Authority (RISA), is based in Kigali, Rwanda. Its main mandate is to implement national ICT policies and programmes, strategies that expand the access and affordability of ICTs, and accelerate digital skills development as well as community development.
The Secretariat National pour le Renforcement des Capacités (SENAREC) is a Government entity mandated to coordinate the capacity building activities of civil servants, community members and private entities, among others, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. SENAREC enhances capacity according to the national capacity building program (PRONAREC) thanks to a network of 8 operational learning centres dispatched throughout the country.
Smart Zambia Institute, located in Lusaka, Zambia, is a division under the office of the President mandated to coordinate and implement e-government for the citizens, businesses and within government for improved service delivery. Its goal is to improve and update the ICT infrastructure in the country as well as to train public service employees and citizens in the use of the new technologies.
The Institute was founded in 2000 by the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), the Government regulatory body of the communications sector in Uganda. UICT is the only Government institution specializing in skills-based middle-level ICT training and it offers practical-oriented ICT training at certificate and diploma levels as an alternative to universities and other tertiary institutions.
The Community Technical Centres (CTC), based in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, is a public education institution delivering digital skills training at basic, intermediate and advanced levels. Most of the courses are delivered with instructors through the four community centres operating in socio-economically deprived areas, as well as through the seven service and training centres operating at metro stations. CTC is also delivering content through community radios and community libraries.
The Agency for Digital Development (ADD), is a public institution under the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Green and Digital Economy (MICEVN). The Agency is responsible for implementing Morocco’s strategy on digital development and promoting the distribution of digital tools and the development of their use among citizens.
The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is the primary entity of the executive branch of the Government responsible for planning, developing, and promoting the national ICT development agenda. Currently DICT is operating digital skills programmes reaching out to both public and private sectors, as well as to remote communities such as in the rural areas.
The ICT Training and Development Centre, located in Jawa Barat, Indonesia, is operating under the Ministry of Communication and Informatics of Indonesia. The digital skills training provided is mostly at the basic level, with some courses at intermediate and advanced level.
The Papua New Guinea University of Technology (PNGUoT, or UNITECH) is the only technological university in the country. The digital skills training covers basic-level topics delivered face-to-face in the university premises in Lae City, as well as through the network of satellite campuses based in the remote areas of the country.
The Virtual University of Pakistan (VU) is a public university established in 2002 with the mission to provide the highest quality of education and research opportunities to students irrespective of their age, gender, religion, and geographical location by using modern ICT with content developed by top experts of their respective fields. Today, the university counts on more than 200 campuses across the country delivering digital skill training at basic, intermediate and advanced level.