10 DTCs have been selected globally to participate in Phase 1 of the Initiative, from Africa (4), Americas (3) and Asia Pacific regions (3). Phase 1 runs for 21 months from January 2020 to September 2021. During this phase, with the support of ITU, Cisco and other partners, the 10 selected DTCs will deliver training at basic and intermediate level to citizens with a focus on rural and underserved communities. At the end of phase 1, more DTCs will be able to join the network for phase 2. An Onboarding Workshop for phase 1 took place in Geneva, Switzerland from 11 to 13 February 2020 and all the 10 selected DTCs were invited to attend. The workshop gave the DTCs an understanding of their roles and responsibilities and how best to contribute to the goals of the Initiative.

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