Caelis International Development has been engaged in international consulting since 1989 when it provided support to the Canadian International Development Agency and Industry Canada on policy and regulatory affairs for the Ministry of Communications and the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRAI) – India. Typical projects involved spectrum management, type approval, competition, and advanced satellite and wireless communications. Since that time, Caelis has been involved with numerous international projects in India, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Jordan, Nepal, Bhutan, and Bangladesh.

Major projects include:

2011 - Ongoing - South Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Information Highway development project - The main goal is to set up high speed Internet access Community e-Centers (CeCs) in more than 100 villages, which will bring improved distance education, telemedicine, electronic mail, social networking, and e-commerce opportunities to the villagers. Our role is the upgrading of regional research and training centers (RTCs) in each country that develop the courses and applications that will be provided to the CeCs.

2006 – Ongoing - Feasibility Study and Pilot Project for the Asian Development Bank to implement multimedia telecentres in three high school girl’s dormitories in Cambodia - Developed satellite based Community e-Centers (CeCs) designed to educate the girls in the basics of ICT technologies, maintenance and management, including Web design, so that they can become mentors to their communities and make their centres self-sustaining.

2005 – Ongoing - Awarded highly competitive contract by the Government of Sri Lanka for planning and implementation of Asia-Pacific’s first TCP/IP high capacity network for education (NDEN). This is a $55 million public-private sector partnership project to provide affordable access to all tertiary learners in the country through more than 150 multimedia centres, adding broadband residential, institutional and business connectivity, and support at the lowest prices in the region.

2006 - Senior Technical Advisor and Acting Chief Technical Officer (CTO) to the Ministry of Education in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan - Our team contributed improvements of practices in policy, strategic planning and operations. We provided recommendations and methodology on delegation of authority, competitive pricing and quality of connectivity and operational audit on a national basis to provide e-learning and specialized services to the Ministry's 95,000 employees and two million students throughout the country.

2003 - 2004 - Asian Development Bank (ADB) - The Future Role of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in Education and Training in Asia and the Pacific - An extensive review of best practices, their advantages, results, approaches, impacts on learners, teachers, mentors and institutions, and applicability for Asia-Pacific in all facets of ICT for education and training, including administration, teaching, materials, connectivity and affordability for clients, monitoring and assessment, and global trends. An analysis of national ICT policies, regulatory practices and bottlenecks in ICT in Asia Pacific, and a country-by-country review of ICT absorptive capacity and progress, and an identification of opportunity areas for the ADB.

1999 - 2002 - Schoolnet India - Caelis managed the project with the Indian conglomerate, Infrastructure and Financial Services Ltd (IL&FS) to organise and lead a multidisciplinary team of experts to build capacity in multimedia educational technology to support learning for the K-12 system. Caelis consultants also designed LANs and specialized servers and appliances to provide in-school and community services. Core groups of teachers and administrators were trained to become trainers of trainers. During the project, the obsolescent Indian curriculum was brought up to date in multimedia format in six languages, covering 12 subjects from K to 12, published on interactive CD ROM with teacher’s guides, and distributed to 1,200 schools and other educational institutions.