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1 International Telecommunication Union Committed to connecting the world Forum Quito 7 July ITU-T activities in the region in the light of WTSA-08 Resolutions Paolo Rosa Workshops and Promotion Division Head, Workshops and Promotion DivisionTelecommunicationStandardizationBureau Implementation of decisions of the World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly-08 (WTSA-08) Quito, Ecuador 7 July 2009

2 Committed to connecting the world Forum Quito 7 July Digital divide standardization gap & participation Participation & Capacity Building Standardization Gap & Poor Access to Technologies Digital Divide _______________________

3 Committed to connecting the world Forum Quito 7 July RESOLUTION 17 (1) Telecommunication standardization in relation to the interests of developing countries TSB to cooperate with the ITU regional offices, and consider to holding ITU T meetings in the regions; TSB to strengthen cooperation and coordination with regional organizations Provide administrations of DCs with electronics copies of available documents, such as: -handbooks, directives, texts on operation and maintenance of networks -basic ITU-T texts able to increase awareness and participation in the studies of the T- sector

4 Committed to connecting the world Forum Quito 7 July TSB to increase SGs meetings in the regions Promote the creation of flagship groups Take into account the technological priorities of developing countries e.g. for IPv6, IPTV, security, NGN Facilitate the participation of Developing Countries in the creation of Questions Study Groups to consider standardization issues addressing specific issues of their interest. RESOLUTION 17 (2) Telecommunication standardization in relation to the interests of developing countries

5 Committed to connecting the world Forum Quito 7 July Resolution 44 Bridging the standardization gap between developing and developed countries Programme 4: Flagship groups for bridging the standardization gap: assistance to help on specifiic issues, expertise,

6 Committed to connecting the world Forum Quito 7 July RESOLUTION 54 Creation of regional groups Open without the exclusion to the participation of all members that belongs to the specific region where that regional group had been created draft terms of reference and working methods to be approved by the parent study group dissemination of knowledge of standardization and encouraging submissions of written contributions to the parent study group reflecting the priorities of the region Cooperation with the relevant regional organizations and reporing to the work in the region

7 Committed to connecting the world Forum Quito 7 July Resolution 54 : Creation of regional groups resolves to support, within available or otherwise contributed resources and on a case-by-case basis the creation of regional groups, invites the regions 1to develop draft terms of reference and working methods for regional groups that are to be approved by the parent study group; 2to pursue the creation of regional groups with a view to disseminating knowledge of standardization and encouraging submissions of written contributions to the parent study group reflecting the priorities of the relevant region, invites the regional groups thus created 1to disseminate information about telecommunication standardization and to submit written contributions to the parent study group reflecting the priorities of the relevant region; 2to cooperate closely with the relevant respective regional organizations, instructs the Director of the Telecommunication Standardization Bureau, in collaboration with the Director of the Telecommunication Development Bureau 1to provide, within available resources, all necessary support for creating and ensuring the smooth functioning of the regional groups; 2to take all necessary measures to facilitate the organization of the meetings and workshops of those groups, 3to report upon the effectiveness of regional groups to Council. invites the regional groups thus created to cooperate closely with the relevant regional respective organizations and to report on their work in their regions. Note: The regional groups are open without the exclusion to the participation of all members that belongs to the specific region where that regional group had been created

8 Committed to connecting the world Forum Quito 7 July B E,3 The B K,J matrix concept: any Question from any SG SG A B C D E F G N N+1 Q n n+1

9 Committed to connecting the world Forum Quito 7 July Block Meetings: Pros and Cos PROS : More participation of experts from the region: study, progress, approval process - have a voice in global standards Increase of contributions from the region Lower costs associated (travel/accomodation Region/Geneva) for regional experts Same TSB facilities available on site: regional presence Possibility to co-locate S-RBMs with ITU Forums or other events Potential increase of membership: sectors promotion Reduce standardization gap and digital divide increase capacity building Possibility to reduce Study group meetings duration COS: TSB staff to move for one-two weeks Funding / associated organizational costs Risk to work on too much regional-oriented standards Need to look for co-location with ITU Forums or other events

10 Committed to connecting the world Forum Quito 7 July Actions Increased number of study group meetings in the regions planned New regional group meetings planned. Next days African Regional Group for SG12 will be established Workshops in regions on implementation of WTSA-08 actions and application of ITU-T Recommendations in regions Participation in events organized by other institutions Fellowships now available for all ITU-T study group meetings New ITU-T Flagship Group

11 Committed to connecting the world Forum Quito 7 July The ITU Centre of Excellence Network 3 PROGRAMS 4 Prog./5 partners CoE AMS OAS/CITEL IDB BELL SOUTH IIT CTU Telecom Policies New Telecom Techniques Regulatory Issues ICT based Business 5 Prog/ 5 Partners CoE ASP Technical Awareness Regulatory Issues Business Management Rural connectivity Spectrum management Regulatory Issues Business management New Technologies Spectrum Management Rural Connectivity 5 Prog./2 partners CoE AFR-F SFM IIT 6 Prog./2 partners CoE ARB ALCATEL IIT Telecom Policies Regulatory Issues Business management New Technologies IP Awareness Rural Connectivity Regulatory Issues Business management New Technologies Spectrum Management Rural Connectivity CoE AFR-E CTO Airtel IIT CoE Africa 5 Prog./3 partners 5 Prog./ ? Partners CoE EUR+CIS Tech.Awareness Policies & Reg. Issues Corporate Management Internet Technologies Spect Man & Sup. Strategic Management Technology Trends Regulatory Issues Spectrum management Information Techn. CEE Branch CIS Branch To be defined ITU Centre of Excellence R.O.Korea Pakistan Thailand Malaysia Iran Worldwide Networks

12 Committed to connecting the world Forum Quito 7 July Workshops trend % Days N. Of Days out in Gva out Gva

13 Committed to connecting the world Forum Quito 7 July Some recent and upcoming workshops Forum on Next Generation Network Standardization, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 7-10 April 2009 ITU Forum on Conformity Assessment and Interoperability, Geneva,16-17 July 2009 ITU Symposium on ICTs and Climate Change, Quito, Ecuador, 8-10 July 2009 Kaleidoscope event: Innovations for Digital Inclusion, Mar del Plata, Argentina, 31 August – 1 September 2009 Workshop on Accessibility: Planned in Bamako, Mali, Oct 2009 (TBC)

14 Committed to connecting the world Forum Quito 7 July conclusionconclusion ITUing… Increasing the use of ITU Recommendations and membership Capacity building, training Increasing participation in SGs, management, workshops, meetings and number of contributions Contributing to ITU work plans

15 Committed to connecting the world Forum Quito 7 July Thank you Questions? itu.int/ITU-T/worksem Paolo Rosa


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