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1 International Telecommunication Union An Insight into BDT Programme 3 Marco Obiso ICT Applications and Cybersecurity Division Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

2 Committed to Connecting the World 2 Our Priorities Cybersecurity: Enhance security and build confidence in the use of ICT applications Internet protocol: Integrate IP-based applications and value-added services in the development of all kinds of telecommunication networks ICT applications: Promote ICT applications (e.g. e-government, e- business, e-learning, e-health, e-employment, e-environment, e- agriculture, e-science, etc.) in developing countries Multipurpose community telecentres (MCTs) and multipurpose platforms (MPPs): Continue to expand the implementation of multipurpose platforms (MPP) and multipurpose community telecentres (MCT) and to introduce ICT applications E-strategies: Developing national e-strategies and enhancement of ICT literacy, building public awareness Internet multilingualization: Contribute the ITU's expertise to the development of multilingualization of the internet and support the process of introduction of various tools for multilingualization

3 Committed to Connecting the World 3 3 The Doha Action Plan established the promotion of ICT applications as one of the priorities for its Programme 3 on E-strategies and ICT applications With the collaboration of Member States, ITU-D has identified e-government, e-environment and e-health as the three priority domains for the ICT applications area The ICT Applications area aims to: Develop practical tools to help Member States evaluate their needs and capacities for the implementation of ICT projects in government, health and the environment Share best practices in the area of ICT applications Raise awareness about the areas where ICT applications can support sustainable development ITU Priorities for ICT Applications

4 Committed to Connecting the World 4 4 ITU e-Government Activities Focus: Enabling and assisting governments, citizens and businesses to communicate efficiently Activities: ITU-D has initiated work on a framework, including an implementation kit, for deploying e-Government services in developing countries. Module 1 of the e-Government Toolkit is under development. The Module aims at supporting countries in assessing their needs and priorities for the implementation of e-Government strategies. Workshop on needs assessment for e-Government strategies (SG2- Rapporteur Meeting, Geneva, March 24, 2009) Depository of best practices on e-Government: Will be developed as part of the toolkit.

5 Committed to Connecting the World 5 ITU e-Health Activities UN agencies and health authorities share the challenge of implementing e-health systems and services ITU Focus: Assisting Member States in exploiting ICTs potential to: Meet national health care priorities and public health needs Expand the reach of their existing health resources to distant communities Diffuse vital health information among the population Collect health data and monitor diseases

6 Committed to Connecting the World ITU e-Environment Activities Focus: Provide guidelines for developing countries on how to use ICTs for improving the management and protection of the environment, with particular focus on climate change ITUs e-environment activities for 2009 include: e-Environment toolkit: Practical guidelines for assessing needs and establishing strategies for the implementation of national e-environment master plans. The toolkit will include an: e-Environment Readiness Index (EERI): Methodology and indicators for assessing a countrys level of e- environment readiness. The EERI is currently being developed.

7 Committed to Connecting the World 7 Needs for global solutions and harmonized international frameworks ITU Global Cybersecurity Agenda (GCA) Addressing the specific requirements of the Countries, to provide a strategy at national level ITU Study Groups work – ITU Conferences outcomes Implementation at national, regional and international level Special focus on Developing Countries Multi-stakeholder approach Integrated approach to Cybersecurity undertaken within the WTDC Programme 3 managed by ICT applications and Cybersecurity division Cybersecurity in ICT Development

8 Committed to Connecting the World 8 ITU Priorities for Cybersecurity Development a national cybersecurity strategy. Review and, if necessary, revise existing cyber-legislation, and draft new legislation, to criminalize the misuse of ICTs, taking into account the need to harmonize national legislation to facilitate regional and international cooperation. Develop national incident management capabilities. This activity can involve the creation of a National Cybersecurity Center with the objective of establishing a national CSIRT/CERT. Inject measures that enhance the protection of children into countries ongoing cybersecurity-related activities. Enhance regional and international cooperation on initiatives aimed at strengthening cybersecurity.

9 Committed to Connecting the World 9 Cybersecurity Work Programme to Assist Developing Countries: Some Examples Assistance related to Establishment of National Strategies and Capabilities for Cybersecurity and Critical Information Infrastructure Protection (CIIP) Assistance related to Establishment of Appropriate Cybercrime Legislation and Enforcement Mechanisms Assistance related to Establishment of Watch, Warning and Incident Response (WWIR) Capabilities Assistance related to Countering Spam and Related Threats Assistance related to Protecting Children Against Online Threats Establishment of an ITU Cybersecurity/CIIP Directory, Contact Database and Whos Who Publication Cybersecurity Indicators Fostering Regional Cooperation Activities Information Sharing Outreach and Promotion of Related Activities

10 Committed to Connecting the World 10 Internet Related Activities play a key role in facilitating the coordination of internet-related public policy issues play a key role in the development of internet related technical standards and relevant policies provide the necessary assistance to Members States making use of the ITU as platform to foster international cooperation and promote multistakeholder approach among all key players in the Internet arena WSIS Principles and outcomes ITU response to Members States Multilingualism and IDN IPv6 and IP-enabled Next Generation Networks Security Internet Accessibility for people with disabilities Internet and climate change International Internet Connectivity Internet Exchange points

11 Committed to Connecting the World 11 MCTs and MPPs

12 Committed to Connecting the World 12 Possibilities of Cooperation with CEE Countries ITU Direct assistance to countries: Using tools to facilitate the deployment of ICT applications and Cybersecurity capabilities Provision of expertise Capacity building: Workshops and training material to assist Member States assess their needs and priorities CEE Support ITUs work by Providing comments and feedbacks to ITU related work, in order to clearly identify requirements and needs Sharing countries activities and projects as best practices

13 Committed to Connecting the World 13 Links and Resources ICT Applications and Cybersecurity Division Web site ICT Applications : Cybersecurity : Internet related Telecentres


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