The Preparatory Phase of ISBE has three major objectives:

  • Identification of existing activities and consultation with stakeholders regarding the technical requirements of the infrastructure. This will be addressed via ISBE’s website, surveys, conference and workshop participation
  • A proposal outlining the recommendations for the technical specifications of the  physical infrastructure, required technologies and access policies – this objective will be addressed via expert consultations
  • Development and negotiation of a business plan and sustainable funding model for the construction and operational phase of ISBE – this will be developed with relevant stakeholders, governments and ministries