Connecting rural communities to the Internet

Networking rural communities electronically
Networking rural development digitally

The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) is implementing a programme to bring the Internet to all Pacific Island nations. The SPC says the programme will concentrate, in particular, on connecting the Internet to remote areas of the region and encouraging users to design and operate their own web pages. The project believes that the internet is possibly of more benefit to people in dispersed areas like the Pacific, than it is to people living in Sydney or New York, where people have probably got 10 or 15 libraries that they can walk to and look for a book.

Type Classification:
E: Emanations of other strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal