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1 © Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) page - 1 Alexander NTOKO Head, E-Strategy Unit Telecommunication Development Bureau A Multi-Lateral Framework for Global E-Trust World e-Trust MoU

2 © Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) page - 2 Agenda The Background The Status of Activities The Legal Instruments How to Participate The New Framework

3 © Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) page - 3 The Background o A Spin-off from ITU internal e-commerce services (ITU electronic Bookshop, TELECOM Forum Registration etc) in Q o Successful Deployment of Pilot Project with African Merchant in o First Agreement signed with FUNDANDINA of Venezuela to establish e-commerce centre in Latin America. o ITU Endorses Electronic Commerce for Developing Countries (EC-DC). o EC-DC focused on B2C for 4 Countries.

4 © Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) page - 4 The Background EC-DC Officially Launched at WTDC 1998

5 © Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) page - 5 The Background o Partnership Agreement with WISeKey and WTC enabled expansion from E-commerce to E-services. o More than 100 Developing and Least Developed Countries responded to ITU invitation to join this initiative. o More than 20 leading IT companies started working on developing low-cost and secure solutions for e-applications. o In October 2001, deployment of PKI and PKI-enabled e-application solutions commenced. o First fully operational Certificate Authority for DCs commissioned and Launched.

6 © Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) page - 6 The Legal Instrument o …Providers of telecommunication equipment and services should make their technologies and know-how available to their customers in developing countries, …international organizations and donor countries are requested to assist developing countries in exploring ways and means of improving transfer of technology, including technical and financial assistance… (VAP Resolution 15) … o BDT should closely work with private sector to ensure successful implementation of the VAP. BDT should encourage private sector to take more active part through partnerships (VAP Resolution 6).

7 © Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) page - 7 The Legal Instrument o … Providers of telecommunication equipment and services should make their technologies and know-how available to their customers in developing countries, …international organizations and donor countries are requested to assist developing countries in exploring ways and means of improving transfer of technology, including technical and financial assistance… ( VAP Resolution 15)

8 © Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) page - 8 The Legal Instrument o BDT should work closely with Sector Members and Associates to participate in the successful implementation of the IAP, and ITU-D should employ the necessary means to encourage the private sector to become Sector Members and to take a more active part through partnerships with telecommunication entities in developing countries, and especially with those in the least developed countries, in order to help close the gap in universal and information access. (IsAP Resolution 6);

9 © Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) page - 9 The Legal Instrument o ITU-D should be the intermediary, facilitating development partnerships among all parties, since ITU ‑ D's involvement in specific projects amounts to a guarantee and ensures project continuity, which attracts investors; for example by encouraging regional telecommunication projects and promoting transnational partnerships of emerging companies, in the telecommunication sector, involving developing countries. (Resolution 13);

10 © Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) page - 10 The Legal Instrument o BDT should explore possible partnerships with Member States, ITU-D Sector Members, financial institutions and other international organizations in order to sponsor project activities; assist in the implementation of new projects such as, but not limited to, tele-medicine, tele ‑ education, e ‑ commerce, tele-centres; ensure that all necessary means will be allocated for the promotion and implementation of national, regional, interregional and global projects, ensuring satisfaction for the developing countries. (IsAP Resolution. 17);

11 © Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) page - 11 The Legal Instrument o Istanbul Action Plan – Programme 3 – E- Strategies and E-Services/Applications. o The transfer of technology in area of telecommunications, which is of benefit to developing and least developed countries, should be enhanced as much as possible, not only in respect of conventional technology but also for new technologies and services. (IsAP Resolution 15);

12 © Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) page - 12 The Status of Activities o Cited in Time Magazine (July 2000) and many national and international media as an activity to watch out for. o Considered to be the largest e-business project by - International Security Review (April 2001). o Partnership Agreements with WTC Geneva, WISeKey, Goodwin Procter LLP and FUNDANDINA. o Support of several leading ICT companies with more than $12 million (mostly in-kind) already contributed. o Workshop for 120+ countries, 500+ participants and 50+ industry partners (27-29 Nov 2000).

13 © Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) page - 13 The Status of Activities BDT Director At WISeWorld2000 Opening Ceremony Participants And Industry Experts At WISeWorld2000

14 © Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) page - 14 The Status of Activities More than 500 participants from 128 countries and more than 50 Security and Trust experts met at ITU HQ in Geneva for 3 days to launch the World Internet Secure Infrastructure. Launching of one of the largest deployment of secure electronic transaction infrastructure for 100+ developing countries from all regions. An African delegate watching live PKI demo at the ITU-WISeKey Secure Electronic Commerce Partnership Workshop at the ITU HQ in Nov 2000

15 © Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) page - 15 The Status of Activities o Received award at Global Bangmann Projects Challenge in June 1999 in Stockholm, Sweden. o Operational infrastructure projects in Africa, Asia Latin America and Arab Region. o 12 additional countries (including 4 LDCs) from Africa, Asia and Latin America scheduled to be operational in o First ever deployment of PKI technologies in the vast majority of participating DCs and LDCs. o Assistance in establishing legal environment for e-applications +wide range (15+) of e-services.

16 © Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) page - 16 The Status of Activities More than $12 million contributed by industry partners

17 © Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) page - 17 The Status of Activities More than 100 developing countries participating

18 © Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) page - 18 The Status of Activities Ongoing deployment and activities in all Regions

19 © Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) page - 19 The Status of Activities Increasing Number of Industry partners

20 © Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) page - 20 The Status of Activities Wide range of value-added e-services/applications

21 © Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) page - 21 ITU EC-DC – Acronym for Largest E-Business Deployment International Security Review (ISR) – April 2001 edition

22 © Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) page - 22 The Status of Activities Operational & Ongoing Projects

23 © Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) page - 23 The Status of Activities - Reviews EC-DC, an enormous opportunity for the sub-Saharan African states. - World Bank. Without such initiatives, many countries would stay on the exit ramp. - OPTOROUTE Online EC-DC Does IT - Time Magazine Developing nations not on the EC-DC wagon will be left farther behind. – Phone+ International The conditions for safe e-business transactions ensured by the EC- DC programme would mean the removal of a barrier to companies…- UNIDO EC-DC to build cost-effective solutions - Herald Tribune ITU activities are essential in providing the infrastructure for global e-commerce. - International Law Section EC-DC – Acronym for the World’s Biggest E-Business Project - International Security Review “… enabling one of the largest certified communities in the world…” - SmartCard Central

24 © Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) page - 24 The Status of Activities -Reviews ITU bets on co-operative venture to bridge the developing countries‚ “digital divide” - World Trade Agenda ITU spearheads e-commerce in 80 countries - Business Success World Headlines … model that businesses in DCs can use to access the global marketplace – Government of India. EC-DC, to demonstrate the utility of electronic commerce - The Public Voice of Electronic Commerce Le EC-DC paille à certaines insuffisances technologiques - DEA Etudes Africains Plusieurs avantages du commerce électronique sont présents dans le cadre du projet EC-DC. - Cyber Journal Commerce Monde The “UN” of the New Economy - AGEFI

25 © Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) page - 25 The Next Step Leverage on Potentials of IP Networks By addressing Security & Trust Concerns Find Innovative Mechanisms to Attract More Partners from All Relevant Sectors Build Common Platform for Cost-effective And Secure Deployment of E-Applications Create Multi-lateral and More Inclusive Framework to Deal with Growing Demands

26 © Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) page - 26 The Next Step Create and Entry Ramp into The E-Society for All Countries Put in Place Strategies and Stakeholders To Reduce Cost for E-applications in DCs Extend And Boost Ongoing Deployment Of E-applications to More DCs & LDCs Respond (WTDC02) to Bring Benefits of ICTs to ALL Through Partnerships

27 © Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) page - 27 World e-Trust Platform for Partnerships in E-Applications Self-Regulatory & Self-Funding Structure Technology Neutral/Independent Environment Multi-Lateral And Inclusive Framework

28 © Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) page - 28 World e-Trust – Steering Committee (SC) Functions of Steering Committee 1.Administer and Amend MoU 2.Invite New Signatories to MoU 3.Modify and Terminate Projects 4.Approve Use of Funds/Resources 5.Approve Members of Working Groups

29 © Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) page - 29 World e-Trust - Working Groups Functions of Working Groups 1.Establish Project Objectives 2.Oversee Ongoing Projects 3.Propose Modifications to SC 4.Implement Projects

30 © Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) page - 30 Why Should You be Part of it? Be Part of The Growing Global Consensus For Building Secure E-applications No Financial Or Legal Implications for Governments of ITU Member States Share Experiences and Expertise and With Other Public/Private Sector Entities Governments have Vital Role to Create Conducive Environment for E-Applications Scale of Deployment Creates Potential Market Opportunities for Private Sector

31 © Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) page - 31 How Can you Participate? Signing the World e-Trust MoU Being a Member of a Working Group Or the Steering Committee (SC) Providing Projects to be Considered For Implementation in Developing Countries Assisting through Voluntary Contributions (e.g., Cash, Services, HW, SW, Expertise)

32 © Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) page - 32 E-Strategy Unit International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) Place des Nations CH-1211 Geneva 20 Switzerland Fax: For further information


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