Presentation on theme: "Multi Stakeholder Partnership for the region"— Presentation transcript:
1 Multi Stakeholder Partnership for the region UN-ESCWANibal IdlebiICT DivisionUN-ESCWA
2 Multi Stakeholder Partnership for the region Concepts & DefinitionMulti Stakeholder Partnership in International SummitsPartnership ChallengesMulti-Stakeholder partnerships projectsPartnership in the regionSome Regional Projects
3 Multi-Stakeholder Partnership (MSP) It brings together different stakeholders fromdifferent sectors to:Collaborate towards the achievement of well-defined common goals or projectFulfill a specific role or responsibilityComplement each others’ capabilities and resourcesShare the risks, costs and benefitsNibal IdlebiSeptember 2007
4 Different Stakeholders for building Informaion Society Public Sector:Ministries, telecom regulator, state owned operator, regional and local governments.Expected Role: It plays major role in establishing national policies and e-strategies aimed at bridging the digital divide.Private sector:Firms and private sector associations.Expected Role: Major force in the deployment of ICT networks, technological development, telecom services, content and applications.
5 Different Stakeholders for building Informaion Society Civil Society and NGO:Entities and institution autonomous from the state and non-profit, act locally, nationally and internationally.Expected Role: Intermediary between the State and the general populationInternational, regional organizationsExpected Role: Promote exchange of experiences and knowledge and provide resources and expertise for sustainable developmentNibal IdlebiSeptember 2007
6 Where partnership should be applied ? Where the success of projects need the efforts of different kind of stakeholders.Where markets are not effective or slow.Where there is risk, but there is also potential market.Where new technology is used for marginalized communities.Nibal IdlebiSeptember 2007
7 Multi Stakeholder Partnership in International Summits UN-ESCWAMulti Stakeholder Partnership in International Summits
8 MDG & PartnershipGoal 8: Develop a global partnership for development.Target 18: In cooperation with the private sector, make available the benefits of new technologies, especially information and communication.Indicators:Fixed and cellular telephone lines per 100 populationPersonal computers in use and Internet users per 100 population.Nibal IdlebiSeptember 2007
9 MDG & Partnership Arab Regional MDG Report 2005 Recommendation Stronger regional partnership and integration.Global and regional partnershipGreater South-South cooperation for sharing experience and expertiseIncrease in non-traditional exportsIncreased growth
10 WSIS & Partnership Geneva Plan of action Encourage each country to establish at least one functioning Public Private Partnership or Multi-Stakeholder Partnership by 2005 as a show case for future action.Tunis Agenda for Information SocietyWe encourage governments and other stakeholders, through partnerships where appropriate, to promote ICT education and training in developing countries,…..ITU published many reports related to MSP for building information society.
11 WSIS & PartnershipWSIS Stocktaking database for projects, initiatives for building the information society in the World.
13 Partnership Challenges Partnership brings diversity and dynamism to a project, but also management challenges.The interests are of different natures for the partners.Importance of Process of negotiation and information-sharingLong term commitment from the partnersAnticipate and adapt to technology changeNibal IdlebiSeptember 2007
14 Partnership Sustainability Ensuring sustainability of partnership is very difficultMany projects are initiated as pilot projectsThe aim should go beyond the pilot project to achieve sustainabilityThe path from pilot phase to operational phase is often littered with failures.Nibal IdlebiSeptember 2007
15 Ensuring Financial Support Establishing sustainable model: users pay for the services.Defining mechanisms to offer services in disadvantaged communities:Targeted price discountsFlexible model for paymentInitiatives for providing subsidies to marginal social groups.Nibal IdlebiSeptember 2007
16 Multi-Stakeholder partnerships projects UN-ESCWAMulti-Stakeholder partnerships projectsCase Studies from WSIS documentsSource: Multi-Stakeholder Partnership for bridging the digital divide, ITU, June 2005
17 E-Readiness Plan in Egypt National MSPObjective: increase the penetration and use of advanced telecommunication services in Egypt through :Expansion of ADSL services,Establishment of telecentres,Provision of affordable broadbandSubscription-free internet connection schemes,Access affordable personal computers and software.Partners: Ministry of ICT, financial institution, telecom operators, ISP, content providers, civil societies.Nibal IdlebiSeptember 2007
18 Making Asia a Global Information Hub “Asian Broadband Programme, since 2002” Regional MSPTo bring the benefit of ICT to all the people in Asia.To invigorate information flows within the region to make Asia a whole global information hub, in 2010To enhance technical and infrastructure capabilities and diversify digital content.To make Asia a leading region in the field of ICT, particularly in the development of next-generation mobile technology .Partnership include ten Asian economies: China, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Philippine, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
19 Telecentres and Capacity Building projects International MSPThe most popular examples of the partnership in the developing countries.In June 2005 ITU launched “Connect the World” Partnership.True MSP as partners are:Governments: France, Egypt, Korean Agency for Digital Opportunity.Business: Alcatel, Huawei, Intel, Microsoft, KDDI, Telephonica, Infosys and WorlSpace;Civil Society: Telecom Sans Frontieres, Child Helpline International and the MS Swaminathan Research Foundation;International Organisations: ITU, UNESCO, UPU, EU, UNFIP and others.
20 Partnership in the region: does it work ? UN-ESCWAPartnership in the region: does it work ?
21 Arab and regional ICT strategies All Arab and Regional ICT strategies and Action Plan make emphasis on the Partnership for building Information SocietyESCWA regional plan of actionArab ICT strategy 2001, 2007Arab Plan of Action for WSIS
22 MSP in the Region for building IS National wideRegional ScaleInternational levelSome projects in Jordan, Syria, Egypt,..Arab Sat, ThuryaSome Projects defined during WSIS:Measuring Information SocietySome participation
23 International /Regional Org. Multi–Stakeholder Partnership for the regionUniversities(educational sector)GovernmentInternational /Regional Org.& NGOMature firmsPrivate sectorTelecom OperatorBanks and donor
24 Challenges for implementing regional project for building information society Fund raisingLeadership AgenciesImplementation MechanismNibal IdlebiSeptember 2007
25 Fund Raising Fund is needed for the pilot project implementation only Selection of the appropriate donor according to the project: Islamic Bank, World Bank, EU, OPECCreation of Venture Capital fundPublic Private Partnership for the establishment of Venture Capital.Establishment of regional fund for ICT for development project.
26 Implementation Mechanism No defined mechanism for the implementation of regional projectWorking Group for Arab ICT Strategy follow the progress of the projects adopted by the Arab Ministers of ICTThere is an urgent need to adopt a mechanism for the implementation of regional projectESCWA Portal will be useful tool for the follow-up of the project implementationNibal IdlebiSeptember 2007
28 Market information systems for agriculture product ObjectiveDevelopment of ICT- enabled Market Information Systems for small/medium agriculture businesses within ESCWA countriesPartnersDonors and Banks, ESCWA, Ministry of Telecommunications, Telecom operators, Internet Service Providers, Alcatel, Manobi, SMEs, NGOsBeneficiariesFarmers and small/medium agriculture business within ESCWA countries and operators and Internet service providersBudgetUS$ 1,000,000Duration24 Months
29 Promotion of digital Arabic content industry in the ESCWA region ObjectiveTo contribute to the development of the digital Arabic content (DAC) industry by promoting and supporting the creation of DAC incubating facilitators and by developing DAC applications.PartnersUN Trust Fund, ESCWA, ICT incubators in ESCWA region, Universities, NGOs.BeneficiariesEntrepreneurs in ICT incubators, young university graduates, startup companies, private sector.BudgetUS$ 132,000Duration2 years
30 Towards an integrated regional telecommunications network ObjectiveDevelop the concept, frameworks, modalities, feasibility studies and agreements required for the development of an integrated multi-service regional telecom network efficiently cross-connecting ESCWA member countries.PartnersIslamic Development Bank, World Bank, League of Arab States (LAS), ITU, Telecommunication Operators, ESCWA.BeneficiariesIncumbent telecom operators, existing ISPS, Investors, Investment bankers, public sectors and the citizens at large.BudgetUS$ 2,000,000Duration24 Months