Communities without Borders

Lead Organisation ICT4D Jamaica
Type of Project Activity Project which enable ICT4D environment
Project URL
Brief Description The Communities without Borders project is being undertaken by the ICT4D Jamaica through its Community Development and E-governance track. The project has the following objectives: 1.Build the capacity of 3 rural communities to: a.create, disseminate, in traditional public education sessions as well as on radio and cable television, a range of multi-media products; b. manage a Community Multimedia Centre(CMC) as a socially and economically sustainable enterprise within a community development framework 2.Establish 3 CMCs to facilitate on-going access to multi-media training, and to provide general support for community information, communication and training needs. 3.Build capacity within the Container Project to develop local content training materials for multi-media skills 4. Develop a network of public, private and not-for-profit organizations, and individuals, both local and overseas, to provide on-going support (knowledge and information sharing, business linkages) for each community?s identified needs 5. Document the end-to-end processes involved in the establishment and operationalization of the CMCs and disseminate as case studies to share the lessons learnt locally and internationally.
Contact name Valerie Gordon
Contact email
Contact Phone/Fax (876) 754-6254
Regular Postal Address c/o HEART 6B Oxford Road, Kingston 5, Jamaica WI
Affiliated Organisations The Container Project , Ministry of Commerce, Science and Technology
Funding Agencies Internatioanl Institute for Communication and Development, HEART NTA,
Target Beneficiaries Three rural communities
Start Date 1-10-2005
End Date 14-09-2006
Project Budget US$ 160,000
Current Status Ongoing
Countr(ies) Involved Jamaica
Description of ICT Components
Millennium Development Goals
Project Document(s)

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