Singapore contributes $10M to ITU’s coalition on global digital capabilities

Over four years, the funding will be used by Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority to provide capacity-building programs for around 2,400 officials, led by the IMDA, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Cyber Security Agency.

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Singapore has dedicated $10 million to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Partner2Connect (P2C) Digital Coalition intending to enhance global digital capabilities. This financial contribution will be utilised for capacity-building initiatives, specifically focused on supporting the UN’s sustainable development goals. 

ITU, a specialised agency for information and communication technologies under the UN, has now amassed 700 pledges worth $30 billion, including Singapore’s contribution. Over four years, the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) will utilise the funding from Singapore to deliver capacity-building programs to approximately 2,400 regional and global officials. The IMDA, along with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Singapore and the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore, will lead these programs.