Global Capacity Building Initiative for ICT Regulators (GCBI)
The Global Capacity Building Initiative for ICT Regulators (GCBI) is a multi-stakeholder initiative, designed jointly by infoDev, ITU and the World Bank, and involving donors and private sector support, with the aim of addressing the challenges of creating an enabling ICT policy and regulatory environment. It will do this through a targeted client–oriented capacity building program for policy-makers and regulators from developing and least developed countries. The overall goal of the initiative is to create a sustainable capacity building framework that facilitates the development and transfer of knowledge to support regulatory reform and help governments in leveraging the role of the ICT sector as a key driver for economic and social development.
The GCBI will be rolled out in a series of phases over the period 2009-2012. The first phase will cover Sub-Saharan Africa and the Pacific, with other regions being added after the first 18 months. The regulatory training will be anchored in academic institutions within the different regions, which will be selected through a call for proposals. The training schedule will be based on the content of the ICT Regulation Toolkit.
The GCBI will be developed as a multi-stakeholder initiative, which is open to all potential partners, including regional regulatory associations, regulatory agencies, donors, the private sector and NGOs. For more information, please contact feedback@ICTRegulationToolkit.org. The roles and responsibilities of the different partners are outlined in the diagram below and described in more detail in the project concept note.