ICT Access and eServices for Hinterland, Poor and Remote Communities Project Document

Fostering sustainable development in the Hinterland regions is one of the core priority outcomes of Guyana’s Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS). A key component in achieving such outcome is the provision of public services and information via the deployment and use of new Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs). The Government of Guyana, working closely with UNDP, has already completed a comprehensive baseline and needs assessment study for Hinterland , Poor and Remote Communities (HPRCs). The study, which included field visits and direct interaction with target communities)ties, has provided deep insights on the core issues such communities are facing and suggested both technologies and business models that could help bring and sustain the services and information that these communities lack at this very moment. While ICTs play a central role in the process, the ultimate goal of the project is to enhance
the sustainable human development of HPRCs while promoting the development of a national green economy