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1 Presentation of the Report of the Broadband Commission State of Broadband 2012: Achieving Digital Inclusion for All

2 Broadband Commission for Digital Development Introducing the Broadband Commission The Annual Report Broadband Commission targets Moving forward to 2015

3 Launched in May 2010 In response to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s call for more concerted efforts by the UN system to help achieve the MDGs Created by ITU in partnership with UNESCO Co-chairs: H.E. President Paul Kagame of Rwanda and Mr. Carlos Helú Slim of Mexico Co-vice-chairs: Hamadoun Touré, Secretary-General of ITU, & Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO Introducing the Broadband Commission

4 Who, what, why? Who: a high-powered community of 60 Commissioners including CEOs and industry leaders, senior policy-makers, Government representatives, thought leaders and international organizations, foremost in their fields What: Advocacy for the importance of broadband for accelerating progress towards meeting the MDGs Why: In the 21 st century, broadband is today vital national infrastructure, just like roads, water or electricity. Transformational change is needed to achieve MDGs – the kind of change broadband can deliver. Introducing the Broadband Commission

5 Broadband is important not just for homes and small business, but also for health centres and schools. - Carlos Slim Helú Broadband is important not just for homes and small business, but also for health centres and schools. - Carlos Slim Helú Introducing the Broadband Commission

6 Everyone – wherever they live and whatever their means – needs equitable and affordable access to broadband. - Hamadoun Touré Everyone – wherever they live and whatever their means – needs equitable and affordable access to broadband. - Hamadoun Touré Introducing the Broadband Commission

7 2011 Creation of eight thematic working groups on Climate Change; Education; e-government & PPPs; Health; LDCs; Multilingualism; Science; and Youth Paris, June: third meeting of the Broadband Commission. Launch of second report: ‘Broadband: A Platform for Progress’ Geneva, October: fourth meeting of the Broadband Commission and Broadband Leadership Summit Launch of Broadband Challenge and endorsement of Broadband targets Achievements to date

8 B more campaign & facebook Initial ‘B more’ campaign launched in 2010 Campaign focuses on the benefits of broadband Available via website: B more campaign will evolve through to 2015 facebook page launched to engage with a younger, more dynamic audience: facebook.com/broadbandcommission 22 Commissioners on facebook, each with around 500 friends… Achievements to date

9 Sharehouse An open, dynamic repository Content: case studies, best practices, analysis and policy recommendations Please submit or send in your initiatives, case studies and latest materials Access the sharehouse via the Broadband Commission website: Achievements to date

10 Other Resources Country Case Studies Philippines, Panama, TFYR Macedonia, Romania, Albania Broadband Universe – ITU Portal Broadband Policies Worldwide ITU Broadband Atlas Annual Reports Achievements to date

11 Broadband Commission for Digital Development Introducing the Broadband Commission The Annual Report Broadband Commission targets Moving forward to 2015

12 The Annual Report Commissioners are pro-active in promoting the importance of broadband on the international agenda through outreach. The Commission has published various reports, data, best practices, country case studies, including the annual report: The Annual Report of the Commission

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14 First, Some Statistics – Broadband The Annual Report of the Commission

15 Speed of Connectivity The Annual Report of the Commission Countries with % of Connections >5 Mbps shown in pale blue – source: Akamai

16 Social Web Coming into Play The Annual Report of the Commission Source: Twitter, cited at Maproom: mapping_the_japanese_earthquake.php;http://www.maproomblog.com/2011/06/twitter- mapping_the_japanese_earthquake.php

17 We are seeing some results… Widespread recognition of the importance of broadband for boosting economic growth, employment & productivity. Growing recognition that broadband can help achieve the MDGs and that developing countries need broadband and ‘digital inclusion for all’ to participate in the digital economy (e.g., broadband is highlighted in the outcomes of the Rio+20 Conference). ICT infrastructure may be comparatively limited in developing countries, but conversely, their needs are greatest. National policy leadership can play a key role in ensuring public and private sectors work together most effectively. The Annual Report of the Commission

18 Broadband Commission for Digital Development Introducing the Broadband Commission The Annual Report Broadband Commission targets Moving forward to 2015

19 19 Measurable targets for 2015 Developed by the Commission at the Broadband Leadership Summit in October Four ambitious but achievable targets for making broadband policy universal and for boosting affordability and broadband uptake to ensure the benefits of broadband (in mHealth, m-payments & m-learning, for example) are available to all. Progress is tracked & reported annually in the run-up to 2015 Final reporting will be made in 2015 to the UN General Assembly and Broadband Commission meeting in New York Broadband Commission targets

20 20 Target 1: Making broadband policy universal By 2015, all countries should have a national broadband plan or strategy or include broadband in Universal Access / Service Definitions Broadband Commission targets 119 countries 62 countries 12 countries

21 21 Target 2: Making broadband affordable By 2015, entry-level broadband services should be made affordable in developing countries (amounting to <5% of average monthly income) Broadband Commission targets

22 22 Target 3: Connecting homes to broadband By 2015, 40% of households in developing countries should have Internet access Broadband Commission targets

23 23 Target 4: Getting people online By 2015, Internet user penetration should reach 60% worldwide, 50% in developing countries and 15% in LDCs Broadband Commission targets

24 Broadband Commission for Digital Development Introducing the Broadband Commission The Annual Report Broadband Commission targets Moving forward to 2015

25 Working Towards 2015 The Commission will continue to play a strong advocacy role at the highest level to promote the importance of broadband to achieve the MDGs Broadband is a vital enabler to accelerate progress towards the MDGs & other internationally agreed development goals From the targets, we can see that we still have a long way to go yet to ensure broadband can effectively underpin education and health initiatives where they are needed Broadband should become a top priority for decision-makers. It also needs to be included in the global development agenda post Moving forward to 2015

26 Key Messages MDGs: Broadband accelerates progress Access: Ensuring universal access to information and the “right to communicate” Economy: Broadband is critical infrastructure Development: Broadband benefits all society Partnership: Public-private sector cooperation Policy: National broadband plans Innovation: Private sector has vital role to play Moving forward to 2015

27 facebook.com/broadbandcommission Thank you for your attention

28 WSIS Stocktaking: WSIS Project Prizes 2012/2013

29 WSIS Project Prizes recognize excellence in the implementation of projects and initiatives which further the goals of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in improving connectivity to information and communication technologies (ICTs) in line with the 11 Action Lines laid out in the WSIS outcome documents WSIS PROJECT PRIZES The Project Prizes respond to the requests expressed by WSIS stakeholders during the WSIS Forum 2011, to create a mechanism to evaluate and reward stakeholders for their efforts on the implementation of WSIS outcomes.

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31 National Information Center Sudan Sudanese Internet Exchange Point C2. Information and communication infrastructure

32 Ministry of Commerce and Industry Oman Government Business Services (One Stop Shop) System C7. ICT Applications: e-Business

33 Ministry of Education Saudi Arabia Noor Program C7. ICT Applications: e-Learning

34 Human Resources Development Fund Saudi Arabia National Unemployment Assistance Program C7. ICT Applications: e-Employment

35 Information Technology Organization Iran University of Science & Technology Islamic Republic of Iran WSIS Cooperation: Research Study and Preparation of International Strategic Documents for the Information Society C11. International and regional cooperation

36 World Summit on the Information Society The contest of WSIS Project Prizes 2013 will start in September opening the project submission online. The time frame of the contest will be available soon at WSIS Project Prizes 2013 All stakeholders are invited to participate in the contest of WSIS Project Prizes The deadline is 16 December The contest 2013 is organized into four phases: 1) Project submission,2) Evaluation/Voting Process, 3)Compilation of extended descriptions "WSIS Stocktaking: Success Stories 2013”4) The WSIS Project Prize Ceremony, Showcasing Roundtable 2013 and WSIS Gala Dinner. United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) resolution 2012/5 “Assessment of the progress made in the implementation of and follow-up to the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society”


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