Together with ITU, Cisco is founding partner of the DTC Initiative through its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) division.

Through this partnership, Cisco is directly contributing to the development and implementation of the Initiative thanks to the educational offerings under its Networking Academy programme, and to the human resources support available in the countries of implementation of the Initiative.

Digital Skills Foundation

Digital Skills Foundation

ITU and Digital Skills Foundation have entered a partnership to increase the digital competencies of citizens in underserved communities ensuring that no one is left behind. The partnership aims at strengthening digital literacy skills by offering the DSF Digital Skills Passport training course to the DTCs. The Digital Skills Passport is an internationally accredited 10-module course of 50 hours which can be taken by people from all sectors and all walks of life, from ordinary citizens to governments, universities, private and public sector. 

Government of Norway

Government of Norway

In November 2020, the Government of Norway joined the Initiative supporting financially the implementation of training through the DTC network. The Government of Norway is committed to scale up and strengthen digital skills training at basic and intermediate levels for underserved communities in particular in Ghana, where over a period of three years (2021-2023), over 14’000 citizens including women entrepreneurs, students, teachers, and marginalized groups will be equipped with job-ready digital skills to access and gainfully use digital tools and services. Further information is available here.

HP Inc.

HP Inc.

HP Inc. contributes to the DTC Initiative with the HP LIFE educational offering, a global training plan designed to equip citizens with IT and business skills, whether they want to start or grow their business, enter the workforce or secure a better job.

STMicroelectronics Foundation

ST Foundation

ITU and STMicroelectronics Foundation have joined hands to develop the capacity of citizens through delivery of basic and intermediate digital skills to underserved communities, under the Digital Transformation Centres Initiative.

Through this partnership, the two organisations will contribute to enhancing training delivery in countries where ITU DTCs are located and where ST Foundation has a presence. This collaboration will also explore the opportunity to extend the course offerings under the DTCI by incorporating ST Foundation’s training content and materials on digital skills for Persons with Disabilities (among others).



The collaboration between ITU and Indosat under the Digital Transformation Centres Initiative aims to strengthen digital literacy and skills of citizens in underserved communities, and promote digital inclusion in Indonesia. As a telecommunication company and partner of the Initiative, Indosat is committed to contributing to capacity and digital skills development in the country.

Airtel Africa


In an effort to promote digital inclusion and strengthen digital literacy in Africa, Bharti Airtel International (Netherlands) B.V. joined the Digital Transformation Centres Initiative and committed to collaborating with ITU to bridge the digital skills gap across the continent. As part of this partnership, Airtel Africa will support DTCs by providing their training centres with the necessary equipment and connectivity to ensure effective rollout of training and access to online resources and platform provided through the Initiative.

Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT)


Under the Digital Transformation Centres Initiative, ITU and the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) – together with its wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), joined hands to collaborate on capacity and digital skills development in the Philippines and other relevant ITU regional capacity development activities. This cooperation includes support to the DTC in the country (DICT) to scale its capacity development interventions nationwide and enhance the delivery of training courses, in particular those targeting citizens of underserved communities.

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