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WTSA-04 issues for Developing Countries Saburo TANAKA WTSA preparatory meeting for Africa, Victoria Falls, June 2004 The views expressed in this presentation.

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1 WTSA-04 issues for Developing Countries Saburo TANAKA WTSA preparatory meeting for Africa, Victoria Falls, June 2004 The views expressed in this presentation are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the ITU or its membership. Author can be contacted by at:

2 WTSA-04 Issues for Developing Countries 2 2 Agenda Some statistics Participations Issues for discussions Facilitating the participation Facilitating the understanding of ITU-T activities Reflecting African countries requirements Resolutions related to Developing Countries Other issues Chairman – Vice Chairmanship Paperless Meeting

3 WTSA-04 Issues for Developing Countries 3 3 WTSA-2000 TSAG (June 03) ITU-T SG3 (06/04) ITU-T SG16 (01/04) Number of Member States From Africa: 21From Africa: 3From Africa: 10From Africa: 2 Number of delegates From Africa: 53From Africa: 3From Africa: 17From Africa: 2 Participation Developing Countries Developed Countries

4 WTSA-04 Issues for Developing Countries 4 4 Facilitating the participation (1) In the past Today s situation TSB TSAG TSB TSAGSGs WTSA Regional Offices

5 WTSA-04 Issues for Developing Countries 5 5 Facilitating the participation (2) In participating to the WTSA, developing countries had a control over SG activities WTSA role is changing, MS participating into TSAG have more power (PP-98) CV Art. 14, (may assign specific matter to TSAG) CV Art. 14A (large mandate of TSAG) Necessity to participate to TSAG and to SGs Direct participation Through regional Groups Through representatives Using new technologies

6 WTSA-04 Issues for Developing Countries 6 6 Facilitating the understanding Many actions have been taken Summary of Recommendations have been added Manual for beginners has been developed Development of a Guide to developing countries. Regional Meeting, Seminar and workshop Close contact with ITU Regional Office, CoE TSB staff nominated as contact point for the Region Website have been improved, e-falsh etc … What could be added? What Developing Countries could do? Electronic meeting after each SG? To inform the results of interest for developing countries with Questions and Answers period … What else?

7 WTSA-04 Issues for Developing Countries 7 7 Reflecting African requirements Develop a Question of particular interest for Africa On what issues Africa needs Recommendations? Adoption at WTSA or during SG meeting? Discuss the issue in the region? Establishment of regional Groups? Submit contributions How to submit? Individual or after regional consultation? Reply to the Questionnaires from ITU-T Nominating a contact point for each SG of interest

8 WTSA-04 Issues for Developing Countries 8 8 WTSA Resolutions related to Africa (1) Resolution 17 ( Telecom. Stand. in relation to the interest of developing countries ) Resolves to request the Director of TSB to … Instruct the Director of TSB, to provide BDT with … Further instruct the study groups to take appropriate … Where is Developing countries? What they are doing? Japanese common saying: You can t built a house while you are sleeping What could be done by the Developing Countries? invite M.S of Developing Country to: - nominate a person in charge of contact and to follow the activities of … - introduce EDH to facilitate …

9 WTSA-04 Issues for Developing Countries 9 9 WTSA Resolutions related to Africa (2) Resolution 26 ( Assistance to the Regional Tariff Groups ) This Resolutions calls upon the Director of TSB to cooperate with the Director of BDT to provide specific assistance to the RTG. This was a very useful Resolution which allowed: - RTG to study and understand cost method - SG3 to approve RTG s cost methodologies - BDT to implement cost calculation tool (COSITU) Cost methodologies being developed, this Resolution needs an update TAF Group proposed modifications in order to focus more on the implementation of cost methodologies and SG3 in June2004 agreed to the modified version

10 WTSA-04 Issues for Developing Countries Other Resolutions and Decisions PP-02 Resolution 123 ( Bridging the standardization gap ) Instruct the SG and the Directors of three bureaux - in pursuing initiatives that assist in bridging … - conducting case studies on the application of Rec. - organizing regional standardization training course WSIS declaration of principles and action plan … A well-developed information and communication network infrastructure and applications, adapted to regional, national and local conditions, easily-accessible and affordable … How to translate into WTSA action plan?

11 WTSA-04 Issues for Developing Countries 1 11 Other issues Chairman and Vice-Chairmanship In Montreal, TSAG Vice-Chairman (Cameroon) and ITU- T SG3 Vice-Chairman (Niger) have been elected. Paperless meeting Resolution 32 instructs TSB Director to take some actions to increase the use of EDH. TSB needs cooperation of Member States and Sectors Members to move to time T (paperless meeting in year 2007). What are the impacts for developing countries.


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