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Why DDCO?

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In Consistence with the international community adoption of Millennium Development Goals, within which this role was explicitly recognized, we created The DDCO in nov 2010 to work in Sudan with concentration in Darfur to: Promote innovative projects that use information and communication technologies for economic and social development, with a special emphasis on the needs of the poor which Darfur is representing a clear example of it.

DDCO objectives

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DDCO is  established in early 2011 to tackle extinction of ICT problems in Greater Darfur where there is uneven development among its different sectors. This underdevelopment was known as an uneven development among Sudan's regions which has been the subject of scientific research by Sudanese and non-Sudanese scholars, who covered all aspects with descriptions and analysis. It is thus possible for the Sudanese to make use of those studies in order to develop substantive stances on the issues of development.

The urjency of ICT development in Darfur

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As a result of Darfur crisis by which all Darfurian people have been intensively affected, the existing underdevelopment level has been extremely exacerbated. And if we taken under consideration this worse situation, compared with most other regions, we would find that the more marginalization of Darfur specially in ICT development field will worsen ICT level.

Darfur Development Necessity

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There is consensus among the various people concerned with the Darfur issue that development of the region is an absolute necessity. Even those who believe that ending the armed rebellion is the priority, agree that such an action is only a phase that should precede development of the region to bypass the conflict status in its different forms.
The concept of development, however, raises a number of questions for which there is not an agreed upon set of answers. Some of the questions posed are:

How to avoid turning ICT projects into just white elephants?

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We must avoid developing information and communications technology projects that become expensive white elephants.

According to Japanese Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry vice-minister for policy coordination Tetsuo Yamakawa:

Most developing countries, like Malaysia, with an early stage of ICT development, should learn from Japan and South Korea.