4. Planning for Internet/Connectivity: Infrastructure Needs
Step 1. Identify Infrastructure Needs
Retrieve from Filing Cabinet - 2.2 - the document "ICT Policy Program Decision."
Review the document to identify the needs for Internet/connectivity infrastructure to implement each Project in the proposed program.To review alternative sources of power that have been experimented with in some countries, click Connectivity Options.
If you have chosen Connectivity Option 1 for each Project, skip Step 2. The option of simulated Internet will reflect itself in the choice of hardware in Tool 3.2.
4. Planning for Internet/Connectivity: Infrastructure Plans
Step 2. Plan for Adequate Internet/Connectivity Infrastructure
To formulate adequate internet/connectivity plans the Team needs to review first the following information.
- Connectivity needs – See Step 1 on previous page
- Status of connectivity infrastructure in the country and in the education sector by accessing the Filing Cabinet and retrieving and reviewing the following files from Tool 1.3:
Preparedness of the ICT Sector
Preparedness of the Education Sector for ICT interventions
View Feasible, affordable and sustainable connectivity options (link to reference materials)
Next, the Team formulates plans for each geographic area served by the proposed ICT program.
Download the following form and use as a guide for data collection and deliberations. Also you may send the FORM as an email attachment to knowledgeable individuals or institutions seeking information or advice.