The prospects of achieving the WSIS targets, 2005

Target 1: connect all villages to the Internet and establish community access points
  • GOOD prospects for connecting villages.
  • POOR prospects for putting community access points in each village.

Target 2: connect all universities and colleges, secondary and primary schools
  • VERY GOOD prospects for connecting all universities, colleges and secondary schools.
  • GOOD prospects for primary schools.

Target 3: connect all scientific and research institutions
  • EXCELLENT prospects for this target to be fully achieved.

Target 4: connect all public libraries, archives, museums, cultural centres and post offices
  • EXCELLENT prospects for connecting libraries, museums and archives.
  • VERY GOOD prospects for post offices and cultural centres.

Target 5: connect all health centres and hospitals
  • EXCELLENT prospects for connecting hospitals.
  • VERY GOOD prospects for health centres.

Target 6: connect all local and central government departments, and establish websites and email addresses for them
  • EXCELLENT prospects for connecting central government departments.
  • VERY GOOD prospects for local governments.

Target 7: adapt all primary and secondary school curricula to meet the challenges of the information society, taking into account national circumstances
  • VERY GOOD prospects for ICT in the curricula of secondary schools.
  • GOOD prospects for primary schools.

Target 8: ensure that the entire world population has access to television and radio services
  • EXCELLENT prospects for radio coverage.
  • VERY GOOD prospects for television.

Target 9: encourage the development of content and put in place technical conditions in order to facilitate the presence and use of all world languages on the Internet
  • VERY GOOD prospects for achieving technical conditions for all languages to be available.
  • POOR prospects for all languages to be used.

Target 10: ensure that more than half the world’s inhabitants have personal use of ICT
  • EXCELLENT prospects for achieving 50 per cent household coverage.
  • VERY GOOD prospects for achieving 50 per cent personal ownership of ICT devices.

Source: Where are we with WSIS? A stocktaking update (WSIS, November 2005).

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