Singapore pledges S$10 million to the ITU P2C Digital Coalition
Recognising the importance of ensuring that all countries are able to participate in and benefit from the growth of the global digital economy, Singapore is pledging S$10 million to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Partner2Connect (P2C) Digital Coalition to support the international community in harnessing the full potential of digital technologies in line with the United Nation’s (UN) Sustainable Development Goals.
ITU, the UN specialised agency for Information and Communication Technologies, launched the P2C Digital Coalition in September 2021 to foster meaningful connectivity and digital transformation globally. This multi-stakeholder alliance promotes a partnership-based approach to mobilise the resources needed to achieve universal connectivity by 2030. ITU P2C has received over 700 pledges from government and private entities amounting to over US$30billion to date, but more can still be done to spur global digitalisation.
The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA), are committed to helping close the global digital divide and strengthening the digital capabilities of fellow ITU member states. S$10 million in funding and resources will be committed to providing capacity building programmes to 2400 regional and global officials over a four-year period.