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1 Committed to connecting the world ITU-T Programs to Help Developing Countries ITU Regional Forum 2012 Bridging the standardization gap for RCC countries Tashkent, Uzbekistan 2 April 2012 Vijay Mauree Programme Coordinator - TSB

2 Committed to connecting the world 2 Introduction Reduced membership fee Remote participation Mentoring programme Regional groups Capacity building on standardization Standards Q&A Facilitate participation in meetings

3 Committed to connecting the world Reduced fees for Low-income countries CHF 3,975 (v/s 31,800 CHF). Reduced fees for universities and research institutions from developing countries CHF 1,987 (v/s 3,975) Reduced Membership Fee 3

4 Committed to connecting the world The opening and closing plenary of ITU-T Study Groups meetings are webcasted. Remote participation can be arranged during Study Groups meetings, working parties plenaries and questions meetings, at no cost for the remote participant (call back option). 4 Remote Participation

5 Committed to connecting the world Mentoring Programme 5 Introduced in 2011 Target Delegates coming to ITU-T for the first time Programme consists of:- Welcome briefing upon registration A guided visit of ITU headquarters Networking events An orientation session on ITU-T

6 Committed to connecting the world Mentoring Programme TSAG extended scope of mentoring programme in 2012 Mentor role in Study Groups Objectives Increasing the participation and contribution of these countries in ITU-T study group work, Encouraging and supporting developing countries and regional groups to adopt ITU-T Recommendations Providing technical advice to regional groups on implementation of ITU-T Recommendations 6

7 Committed to connecting the world Regional Groups 7 WTSA Res. 54 Open to all members in the region Enhance participation of developing countries Ensure specific needs of regions are taken in account in the work of study groups.

8 Committed to connecting the world Regional Groups 8 SG2 Groups for Arab and East Africa Regions SG3 Groups for Asia and Oceania, Africa, Europe and Mediterranean, Latin America and Caribbean (Tariff and accounting principles) SG5 Groups for Arab, Africa, Latin America and Caribbean (ICT and Climate Change) SG12 Group for Africa (Performance, QoS)

9 Committed to connecting the world Capacity Building on Standardization 9 Workshops / Seminars Tutorials Handbooks and Guidelines

10 Committed to connecting the world Standards Q&A Moderated Forum – open to everyone Objectives Enable developing countries to seek advice directly from ITU-T study group experts Ensure developing countries have a better understanding of ITU-T Recommendations Enhance the application of ITU-T Recommendations in developing countries 10

11 Committed to connecting the world Standards Q&A 26 Topics : some examples Naming, numbering IPv6 ICT and Climate Change Optical Transport Networks IPTV Cloud Computing Cybersecurity Future networks and NGN Home Networking Multimedia coding Accessibility Conformity and Interoperability 11

12 Committed to connecting the world Interpretation Interpretation in six languages is provided for TSAG and WTSA meetings. Interpretation in six languages is offered, upon request, for the opening and closing plenary of ITU-T Study Groups meetings. Translation Contributions to Study Groups can be translated into six languages if received at least two months before the start of the meeting. 12 Facilitate participation in ITU meetings

13 Committed to connecting the world Fellowships One full or two partial fellowships are provided to administrations from low income countries to financially support their participation in TSAG, WTSA and ITU-T Study-Groups meetings. Administrations are free to share their fellowships with local ITU-T Sector Members. Facilitate participation in ITU meetings 13

14 Committed to connecting the world Conclusions ITU-T programs aim to Enhanced co-ordination on ICT standardization at regional level Increase the use of ITU-T Recommendations Increase participation in Study Groups and Meetings 14

15 Committed to connecting the world Thank You


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