DTC News features stories and news relating to the ITU Digital Transformation Centres (DTC) Initiative, including news on specific activities and digital skills trainings conducted by the DTCs, as well as news from partners and other stakeholders. If you are interested in keeping up-to-date with the DTC News, we invite you to visit this page regularly and check the issued newsletters featured further below on this page.

DTCs are invited to submit stories on their digital skills training and related activities to dtc@itu.int

DTC Phase 2 launch

ITU has opened applications for the second phase of its DTC Initiative, aiming to close the persistent gap in digital skills worldwide. Interested eligible institutions can submit their applications by 31 August 2021.  

The second phase is open to applications from any eligible national institution that commits to being an active partner in the network.  

Applying institutions must have the mandate, or the support of their national government, to foster digital capacity in their respective countries, as well as a proven track record in delivering digital skills training at basic and intermediate levels to local communities. Selected DTCs become part of a global network that aims to accelerate digital uptake among citizens and boost the capacity of young entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to succeed in the digital economy. 

Any proposed DTC requires a network of fully equipped physical training centres, along with sufficient resources to deliver digital skills training. Detailed criteria are available here.  

The second phase of the DTC Initiative will commence operations from January 2022. Going forward, more DTCs will be able to join the global network in order to reach a critical mass of people with digital skills training in countries and thus allow them to meaningfully participate in the digital economy. 

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