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© 1998-2003 ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) page - 1 Alexander NTOKO Chief, E-Strategy Unit ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau Seminar on Standardization and ICT Development for the Information Society 6-8 October 2003 -Tashkent, Uzbekistan ITU E-strategies
© 1998-2003 ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) page - 2 What is it all about? o Using ICTs to reduce the social divide, improve the quality of life and facilitate entry into the information society for developing countries. o Leveraging the potentials of Internet as a low-cost channel for the delivery of societal applications for various sectors. o Creating favorable conditions in policies, strategies and e-legislation to foster the development and use of ICT applications. o Building awareness and enhancing trust and security in the use of ICT applications.
© 1998-2003 ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) page - 3 What do we do? o Addressing technical and policy issues related to the development of Internet through projects and events. o Coordinating the design, development and implementation of projects on e-commerce, e- government, e-health, e-security, e-learning and e- agriculture. o Providing guidance in the elaboration of national and regional policies, strategies and e-legislation. o Implementing MCT projects to enable affordable access to ICTs applications and services. o Promoting the development of solutions to enhance trust and security. o Building basic awareness on ICTs potentials for policy makers and the general population including people with special needs.
© 1998-2003 ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) page - 4 Why are we doing it? o Strategic Plan of the ITU adopted by ITU Member States (189) at the 2002 Plenipotentiary Conference (PP02). o Decisions of ITU Member States adopted at the World Telecommunication Development Conferences (WTDC 1998 and 2002) - Valletta and Istanbul Action Plans. o Resolutions Adopted by ITU Member States at WTDC and Plenipotentiary Conferences. o …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. WTDC02 Resolution. 17 … to harness the potentials of ICT so as to contribute to reducing the social divide and improving the quality of life, good governance, better access to health services, distant learning and universal access… WTDC02 IsAP Istanbul Action Plan Programme 3
© 1998-2003 ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) page - 5 What are the priority areas? 1. Internet Protocol: Policy and technical aspects of Internet Protocol (IP) networks and services. 2. ICT Applications: E-services/applications (e.g., e- government, e-commerce, e-agriculture, e-health, e- learning, e-cinema, tele-working). 3. MCTs/MPPs: Multipurpose community telecenters (MCTs) and multipurpose platforms (MPPs). 4. E-legislation: Favorable legal environment for the development of E-services/applications. 5. E-Security: Enhancing security and confidence in the use of public networks for ICT applications. 6. ICT Awareness: Enhancing ICT literacy and building public awareness.
© 1998-2003 ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) page - 6 o Received award at Global Bangemann Projects Challenge in Stockholm, Sweden in 1999. o EC-DC 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 significant (mostly in-kind) contribution. What have we achieved?
© 1998-2003 ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) page - 7 ITU EC-DC – Acronym for Largest E-Business Deployment International Security Review (ISR) – April 2001 edition
© 1998-2003 ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) page - 8 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. The first Geopolitical Public Key Infrastructure designed to deliver services to businesses from more than 100 Countries. An African delegate watching live PKI demo at the Secure Electronic Commerce Partnership Workshop BDT Director At Opening Ceremony Participants And Industry Experts What have we achieved?
© 1998-2003 ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) page - 9 o Operational e-applications (e-commerce and e- government) projects in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and Arab Region. o E-security projects in 8 countries (including 3 LDCs) from Africa, Asia and Latin America became operational in 2002. o Operational e-health projects in 10 countries from Africa, Europe, Central America and Asia. o Several regional events to address ICT policies and strategies (e.g., Internet Symposium for Europe and CIS – Sep 2003, Moscow). o Direct assistance to several ITU Member States in national ICT policies and strategies. What have we achieved?
© 1998-2003 ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) page - 10 o Deployment of advanced security solutions (digital signatures and finger print biometric authentication) in developing countries. o Assistance in establishing harmonized e- legislation for 4 Latin American States (ASETA) and 3 African States. o Publications on E-Business and Internet Policies and Technologies (e.g., World Market Series – Business, International Security Review). o Ongoing e-government, e-agriculture, e- business and e-health projects for 2003. o Mainly in-house used expertise in most activities. What have we achieved?
© 1998-2003 ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) page - 11 What have we achieved? Operational and ongoing projects in all regions of the world
© 1998-2003 ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) page - 12 E-Strategy Unit International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) Place des Nations CH-1211 Geneva 20 Switzerland Fax: +41 22 730 5484 Web: http://www.itu.int/ITU-D/e-strategyhttp://www.itu.int/ITU-D/e-strategy Email: firstname.lastname@example.org@itu.int For Further Information:
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