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User Vice Chairs Report --- UN GAID e-SDDC Progress Liu Chuang, CAS Lorant Czaran, UN 24th WGISS Plenary Meeting 15-19 October 2007, DLR, Germany.

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1 User Vice Chairs Report --- UN GAID e-SDDC Progress Liu Chuang, CAS Lorant Czaran, UN 24th WGISS Plenary Meeting October 2007, DLR, Germany

2 WSIS Follow Up Activities World Summit on Information Society (Geneva 2003 and Tunis 2005) Four documentations were endorsed –Geneva Declaration (2003) –Geneva Action Plan (2003) –Tunis Promise (2005) –Tunis Agenda (2005)

3 WSIS Follow Up Activities (2) Global Alliance for ICT and Development (GAID) was Launched in June 2006

4 Approved by Mr. Annan, former Secretary General of UN in April 2006 Launched in June 2006 in Malaysia Steering Committee meeting in September 2006, Business Plan for was approved The 2nd Strategy Council Meeting on 27 Feb. in Santa Clara, California, USA First UN GAID Forum from Sept. 2007, Geneva UN GAID Agenda

5 5 Message from Mr Ban Ki-Moon United Nations Secretary-General UN GAID Strategy Council Meeting 27 Feb With the launch of the Global Alliance for ICT and Development, the international community has taken that consensus a crucial step further. The Alliance is well placed to promote the use of ICT in fighting poverty, illiteracy and disease, in protecting the environment and empowering women and girls. It is important that you work as a true partnership of all essential stakeholders – Governments, civil society, the private sector, academia and others. All of you are needed if we are to succeed.

6 6 United Nations Global Alliance for ICT and Development GAID Secretariat: One UN Plaza Room DC New York, NY Tel: Fax: Web:

7 Priority Areas of the Community of Expertise (17 Projects in Business Plan for ) Governance (3 Projects) Entrepreneurship (3 Projects) Education (5 Projects) Health (1 Projects) Cross-Cutting Areas (5 Projects)

8 UN GAID Regional Networks

9 Regional Networks - Transition Countries, Azerbaijan - Launched in Baku, 2 October Asia Pacific, UN ESCAP, China - Launched in Shanghai, 19 October Europe, UN ECE, Germany - Lunched in Dresden, Germany, 16 January 2007 Africa, UN ECA – Launched in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 23rd March Arab Status, UN ESCWA - In consultation with lead organization - Latin America and Caribbean, Inter-ADB - To be launched in Buenos Aires, Southeast Europe, Government of Greece - In consultation with lead organization

10 Global Alliance for Enhancing Access to and Application of Scientific Data in Developing Countries (e-SDDC) is One of the Five Projects of the Community of Expertise in Education of the UN GAID

11 Lead Organizations Lead Organization: Chinese Academy of Sciences Co-Lead Organizations: – CODATA (International organization) – CRIA (Brazil) – NRF (South Africa) – CIESIN/Columbia University (USA) – CCIT/CAST (China) – ISC (China)

12 UN GAID e-SDDC Launched on 7 May 2007 at Atibaia, Brazil Photo of Part of Participates at the UN GAID e-SDDC Launch Meeting

13 UN GAID e-SDDC works with people from UN, ICSU CODATA, IAP, Private Sector, IDB,.. for a cross- boundary solution for LA and Caribbean Reg. from 7-11 May, 2007 in Brazil

14 Goals for the Longer Term: To bridge scientific research, education, and policy decision making in order to find tailored solutions for problems faced in developing countries; To enhance the potential advantages of ICTs in their critical accelerator role for the applications of scientific data and information for socioeconomic development and scientific innovation; and To apply these digital resources to the UN Millennium Development Goals in developing and economic transition countries.

15 Priority Areas of UN GAID e-SDDC Poverty Reduction Disaster Mitigation Public Health

16 Poverty Reduction Should be the Center of Development Efforts in Developing Countries – UNDP Poverty Reduction Strategy 1.2 billion people around the globe still live on less than a dollar a day and nearly 850 million people go hungry every night. Poverty is multidimensional, involving not only a lack of income, but also ill-health, illiteracy, lack of access to basic social services, and little opportunity to participate in the processes that influence peoples lives.

17 Victims of Disaster in Developing Countries EM-DATE Emergency Disasters Data Base, UN

18 Strategy for Implementation : Networking: Build a Decentralized Network of Networks Open Access: Enhance Open and Access Data Policy Innovation: Encourage innovative use data and data mining with creative knowledge Development: Development oriented and development in win and win manner

19 Action Lines: Action Line One – Building the Think Tank Network Action Line Two – Scientific Data Center Network Action Line Three - Technology Transfer and Assistance Network Action Line Four – Training and Online Teaching Network Action Line Five – Network on Scientific Data Dimensions of Poverty Reduction, Public Health and Disaster Mitigation,

20 Partners in 2007:

21 Potential 14 Country Partners In Latin American and Caribbean Region Clara Map from Ms. Martha Giraldo, 8 May 2007, Atibaia

22 UN GAID e-SDDC works with people from UN, ICSU CODATA, IAP, Private Sector.. for a cross- boundary solution for LA and Caribbean Reg. from 7-11 May in Brazil and African Network from May 2007 in Pretoria, South Africa. UN GAID e-SDDC Action in Asia and Pacific Region Meeting will be held in 3-5 December, 2007

23 Suggestions on Supporting Actions to Each Other between WGISS and UN GAID e-SDDC : 1 To establish a cooperation between WGISS and the UN GAID e-SDDC 2 WGISS Supports UN GAID e- SDDC: Data holders from WGISS members supports UN GAID e- SDDC regional network Technology Supports 3 UN GAID e- SDDC Supports WGISS: Show Case (Application) Network

24 Thank You !


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