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Presentation of the RITI dot-Gov project 


On 30 September 2005 the US Agency for International Development funded Romania Information Technology Initiative: dot-GOV implemented by Internews Network, Inc. was completed. 

The Project was active for three years and worked with a several Romanian Government offices including the national telecommunciations regulator (ANRC) and the Ministry for Communication Information Technology, the ICT business sector, and several civil society organizations.�

Internews Network and the Project Staff are grateful for the support and collaboration from all organizations and individuals who helped make the activities successful.�

The Project website will continue to be maintained; please visit www.riti-internews.ro  for more information about the project .

Information about U.S. Agency for International Development/Romania activities can be found at http://www.usembassy.ro/usaid.htm .�

The Project Office is now closed.�

Project staff can be reached at the Association for Technology and Internet (APTI).�This nonprofit registered organization will continue to work on ICT policy issues for Romania�.

Mr. Bogdan Manolea: bogdan.manolea at apti.ro

Ms. Anca Argesiu: anca.argesiu at apti.ro� 

The APTI website is www.apti.ro� 

Thank you again for all the support and collaboration.

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The Romanian Information Technology Initiative (RITI), is part of the DOT-COM Alliance which consists of three USAID funded Leader-with-Associates cooperative agreements (CAs), each with specific areas of ICT expertise, two of which are present in Romanian;

  • dot-GOV: (RITI Policy) led by Internews Network Promotes policy and regulatory reform to create enabling environments for ICT, including e-commerce, e-Government and an open and secure Internet but also trade in telecom services 

  • dot-ORG: (RITI Access)Extends ICT access to under-served communities and accelerates the applications of development-related uses of ICT -led by the Academy of Educational Development (AED). 

Initially RITI dot-Gov, also called RITI Policy, assisted primarily with issues of importance to create a regulatory environment that could handle the transition from a monopoly market for telecommunications to a fully open competitive market. Various training activities were organized for the new regulator, ANRC, but some assistance was also given to the private sector with a specific focus on SMEs.

Other workshops focused on discussing new wireless solutions that could be constructive for Romania and elaborated on the kind of regulatory measurements that would be necessary to facilitate their implementation.

During its third and last year of operation RITI dot-Gov is focusing primarily on cyber-security and e-Government related topics of specific interest to MCTI.

RITI dot-Gov has access to a number of experts from United States and from different parts of Europe.

 

RITI dot-Gov is part of the dot-Com alliance financed by USAID 

Dot-Com Alliance

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