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Digital Ecosystems

Budget of US$9.5 million

The aim of Component 1 is to contribute to making Malawi a more attractive and competitive place for digital investment and innovation, ensuring that the benefits of digital technology are reaching all citizens and helping lay the groundwork for growth of the digital economy.  This will be accomplished by strengthening the many inter-related elements that characterize a thriving digital ecosystem – creating and implementing forward looking laws, regulations and policies; building digital skills and capacity of institutions and citizens; developing a critical mass of innovators, entrepreneurs and support services; and working toward closing the digital divide – ensuring that all citizens benefit from digital development. These goals will be supported through three sub-components; ICT Regulation, Strategy and Policy Development, Regulatory and Policy Implementation, Capacity Building and Institutional Development and Digital Skills Development and innovation.