Presentation on theme: "International Telecommunication Union Eun-Ju Kim, Ph.D. Senior Advisor for Asia and Pacific, ITU, Bangkok, Thailand 7 th Regional Interagency WG On ICT."— Presentation transcript:
International Telecommunication Union Eun-Ju Kim, Ph.D. Senior Advisor for Asia and Pacific, ITU, Bangkok, Thailand 7 th Regional Interagency WG On ICT 28 October 2004, Bangkok
International Telecommunication Union Eun-Ju Kim - ITU WSIS: –Main Principles & Actions Adopted at the 1 st WSIS ITU ACTIVITIES: –Follow-ups & Preparations for the 2 nd WSIS, as a mandate
International Telecommunication Union Eun-Ju Kim - ITU
International Telecommunication Union Eun-Ju Kim - ITU Declaration of Principles 11 key principles: 1.Cooperation and partnership among all stakeholders 2.Infrastructure = essential foundation of the IS 3.Access to information and knowledge 4.Capacity building 5.Building confidence and security in the use of ICTs 6.Enabling environment 7.ICT applications 8.Cultural, linguistic diversity and identity 9.Media 10.Ethical dimension of the Information Society 11.International and regional cooperation
International Telecommunication Union Eun-Ju Kim - ITU Broad objectives, goals and targets to be achieved by 2015 : Connect & Access –Connect villages and establish community access points –Connect universities, colleges, primary and secondary schools –Connect scientific and research centers –Connect libraries, cultural centers, museums, post offices –Connect health centers and hospitals –Ensure global access to television and radio services –Ensure that half of world’s inhabitants have access to ICTs within their reach Plan of Action (1)
International Telecommunication Union Eun-Ju Kim - ITU Examples of actions to be carried out: –Assist countries in developing national e-strategies –Assist countries in establishing multi-stakeholder and public/private partnerships –Develop strategies on the use of ICTs for sustainable development by 2005 –Publication of information submitted on success stories in mainstreaming ICTs –Development of performance evaluation and benchmarking to monitor implementation of Action Plan: e.g., ICT Development Digital Opportunity Index and World ICT Development Report Plan of Action (2)
International Telecommunication Union Eun-Ju Kim - ITU Assist governments in establishing multi-purpose community public access points Develop and provide capacity building programs to develop skills in the use of ICTs, to create critical mass of skilled ICT professionals Assist governments in preventing, detecting and responding to cyber-crime and misuse of ICTs, including spam Assist governments in establishing legal, regulatory and policy environment conducive to ICT development Assist governments in developing ICT applications Plan of Action (3)
International Telecommunication Union Eun-Ju Kim - ITU How to participate in the process ? Contributions can be made at any time, in writing, to the WSIS Executive Secretariat and will be posted on the website ( www.itu.int/wsis) Stakeholders (private sector, civil society and multilateral organizations etc.) can speak during the meetings at the equally allocated time/slot* *The speaking slots can be allocated internally (e.g., five multilateral organizations can speak on a certain day), which requires some advance thought and coordination by similar-types of stakeholders
International Telecommunication Union Eun-Ju Kim - ITU
International Telecommunication Union Eun-Ju Kim - ITU Considerable synergies between WSIS Digital Solidarity Agenda, and ITU mandate and programs Next steps: Detailed assessment of results from ITU perspective Establishment of ITU strategy and implementation plan: Stocktaking of current and ongoing activities Development of new activities and partnerships Involvement of General Secretariat and 3 Sectors, particularly ITU-D Sector, including Regional Presence Report to the ITU Council in June 2004 WSIS and the ITU
International Telecommunication Union Eun-Ju Kim - ITU ITU’s follow-ups, as mandate Facilitate ICT infrastructure and access through various development projects and programs Develop common interoperable international standards to ensure access and security. Provide assistance for various ICT applications including electronic transactions, e-commerce inter alia Set up Working Group on WSIS, whose activities are at http://www.itu.int/council/wsis/wsis_WG.h tml
International Telecommunication Union Eun-Ju Kim - ITU ITU’s follow-up: Legal Issues Establish ‘an enabling environment’, which is one of the 11 key principles Organize a series of seminars and meetings: e.g., –Internet Governance held in February 2004 at http://www.itu.int/osg/spu/intgov/index.phtml –Countering spam to be held in July 2004 at http://www.itu.int/osg/spu/spam/index.phtml –Intellectual Property Right planned –Security & Confidence as a theme at ITU Telecom Asia 2004 Assist countries in legislations and laws for ICTs
International Telecommunication Union Eun-Ju Kim - ITU ITU Activities As follow-ups & preparations For the 2 nd WSIS On ICT In Asia & Pacific Region
International Telecommunication Union Eun-Ju Kim - ITU 1.regulatory reform 2.technologies and telecom network development 3.e-strategies and e-services/applications 4.economics & finance incl. costs and tariffs 5.human resource development 6.special program for least developed countries 7.special initiatives private sector initiatives gender issues youth initiatives assistance to indigenous peoples
International Telecommunication Union Eun-Ju Kim - ITU Subregional Telecommunication Meeting - Cambodia, Lao PDR and Vietnam ABU/ITU/UNESCO ICT Forum for Broadcasters AIBD/ITU/UNESCO Media Summit Establishment of a regulatory authority – Myanmar & Lao Monitoring station in Afghanistan Establishing an e-post service in DPR Korea Management support and training for Kiribati Business planning workshop for the ASP Wireless Broadband/IMT-2000 regional seminar in ASP
International Telecommunication Union Eun-Ju Kim - ITU Implementation of the universal service support - India Creating a regulatory environment and tools for a new telecom regulator – Nepal Studying numbering and ENUM issues – Mongolia & China Regulatory Seminar on Next Generation Network - China Telecommunication development policy for Western China Setting up of an NGN (VoIP) test-bed – India Enabling an ICT policy, legal, regulatory and operational environment – Bangladesh ICT opportunities for young people and women in ASP region Any more …. !
International Telecommunication Union Eun-Ju Kim - ITU Seminar on Telecom/ICT Policy & Regulation (China) Telecom Policy & Law for Competition (Thailand) Support for Survey on Needs & Quality of Telecom/ ICT Services (Sri Lanka) Reshaping Telecom Policy & Regulations (Indonesia) Sub-regional Meeting (CMB, LAO, MYN, VIE) Development of National Numbering Plan (Bangladesh) E-applications for Governance (Mongolia) Many more !
International Telecommunication Union Eun-Ju Kim - ITU Sub-regional Seminar on Tariffs (SAARC/ Nepal & Maldives): ITU, APT and other interested agencies/ parties. Training for Rural Communication (ASP): ITU, BSNL/India & APT Training for Radio Monitoring, Spectrum Management, & Type Approval for Radio Equipments (ASP) : ITU, MII/China Access to ICTs (Bhutan) : ITU, Bhutanese Government, & KADO/South Korea Regional Seminar on Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) for Rural and Remote Areas for ASP: ITU & APT And more ! With Partnership
International Telecommunication Union Eun-Ju Kim - ITU 1.Enabling Policy, Legal, Regulatory and Operational Environments in ASP Region 2.Providing Access to Telecom and ICT Services in Underserved Areas of the Pacific Island Countries through Telecenters 3.ICT Strategies in the ASP Region 4.ICT Opportunities for Youth and Gender in ASP Region 5.Radio Frequency Planning, Spectrum Management Systems and Monitoring 6.ASP Center of Excellence – Human Resource Development
International Telecommunication Union Eun-Ju Kim - ITU Partnerships: ITU and various national administrations, regulators, and operators in ASP Objective: Assist ASP countries in the development and management of telecom and ICT policy, legal, regulatory and operational tools for the betterment of telecom and ICTs. Main activities: 1.Creating and utilizing a ‘pool of resource expert’ 2.R&D of policy, legal, and regulatory models and modules 3.Building competence of staff through various forms of training-HRDs 4.Direct assistance for specific needs, sub-regions and LDCs inter alia.
International Telecommunication Union Eun-Ju Kim - ITU Partnerships: ITU and Australian Government Potential extended partners: UNESCAP, APT etc. Objective: Assist APT countries in extending telecom and ICT services to areas where such services may not be widely accessible to the general public, through the establishment of self-sustaining community telecentres. Main activities: 1.Promote rural access point that are sustainable and community- based 2.Make use of carriers in each of countries to provide connectivity 3.Negotiate resale of services with carriers so that telecentres can generate incomes
International Telecommunication Union Eun-Ju Kim - ITU Partnerships: ITU and Finnish Government Potential extended partners: UNESCAP, APT etc. Objective: Provide ASP countries with harmonized ICT strategies through carrying out a feasibility study. Main activities: 1.Conduct a survey in the ASP region to determine current status, activities and structures related to ICT strategies; 2.Access the feasibility for a regional project to assist the individual countries in consolidation of their ICT structures 3.Define a feasible regional approach and resources required to provide the support
International Telecommunication Union Eun-Ju Kim - ITU Partnerships: ITU, ESCAP, UNESCO, ADB, APT, APWIN, National Administrations, NGOs, Academia, GKP, World Bank etc. Objective: Synergize opportunities from various partners to allow young graduates and staff to be better equipped with ICT skills and knowledge in ASP. Main activities: 1.Create networks and partnerships 2.Identify ICT-related projects, activities, researches and courses 3.Provide job opportunities to young graduates/staff based on gender equality 4.Input the lessons/outcomes to the 2 nd WSIS in 2005.
International Telecommunication Union Eun-Ju Kim - ITU Partnerships: ITU and interested countries in ASP Objective: Upgrading the current spectrum management software and assist the developing countries in establishing their own national frequency management system. Main activities: 1.Upgrading the WinBASMS, as per instruction given in WTDC-2002, WTDC-98 Res. No. 9,. to resolve the Winbasms limitations. 2.Present the upgraded Winbasms to interested countries.
International Telecommunication Union Eun-Ju Kim - ITU Partnerships: 1.Hosting ASP/COE Web between ITU-OFTA/Hong Kong & ITU-MCMC/Malaysia 2.Regulatory Training for Lao, Vietnam and Cambodia between ITU-ADB Objective: Provide ASP countries with regulatory tool-kits and hands-on experiences Main activities: 1.Develop regulatory frameworks (e.g., licensing, competition safeguard, interconnection, spectrum etc.) and 2.Post them in the ASP/COE websites 3.Organize face-to-face and on-line training programs.
International Telecommunication Union Eun-Ju Kim - ITU contact: firstname.lastname@example.org For more information About ITU activities & WSIS At http://www.itu.int www.itu.int/wsis