The Digital CASA Regional Program will be implemented as a Series of Projects (SOP), sharing a common framework, but with each country’s project independent of the others in the program. The proposed aim of the project is to implement a regional, cross-border approach to develop a regional transit hub for Internet traffic and improve broadband Internet connectivity in Central Asia and parts of South Asia by catalyzing private sector investments and cross-sector infrastructure sharing.
The project comprises of the following four components:
Component 1: Regional and Domestic Connectivity
This component aims to crowd-in private sector investments to improve regional and domestic fiber-optic connectivity infrastructure, connect public institutions and priority target groups to the Internet at affordable rates, and bring down the overall cost of Internet services.
Component 2: e-Government
This component will: (a) establish critical e-Government foundations that comprise the government Cloud, common e-service enablers, and the Disaster Recovery Data Center; and (b) deliver socioeconomic benefits to the citizens and businesses by enhancing the national portal and developing prioritized e-services.
Component 3: Enabling Environment (Policy and Regulatory Frameworks)
This component will address the policy, legal, and regulatory modifications needed, such as the development of a national broadband policy and issuance of appropriate decree to implement Open Access Policy.
Component 4: Project Management and Institutional Strengthening
This component will finance project management as well as institutional strengthening and capacity development activities.
Title:Senior Regulatory Specialist
Contact:Abdul Hameed Khalili
Title:ICT Policy Specialist
Name:Ministry of Finance
Contact:Dr. Mohammad Khalid Payendah
Title:Deputy Minister of Finance
Name:Ministry of Communications and IT (MCIT); Islamic Republic of Afghanistan; Kabul
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