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1 International Telecommunication Union Capacity Building and ICT Policy, Regulatory and Legislative Frameworks Support for Pacific Island States Sandro Bazzanella Project Manager Gisa Fuatai Purcell ICB4PIS Project Coordinator Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

2 Order of Presentation Background Objectives Expected Outcomes

3 Project Objectives Detailed objectives are as following : Detailed objectives are as following : Building human as well as institutional capacity in the field of ICT through a range of targeted training, education and knowledge sharing measures Building human as well as institutional capacity in the field of ICT through a range of targeted training, education and knowledge sharing measures This Project urges for a demand-driven bottom up approach; This Project urges for a demand-driven bottom up approach; The methodology will facilitate and consolidate the ownership of the project by the beneficiary countries; The methodology will facilitate and consolidate the ownership of the project by the beneficiary countries; In general terms, this project will pay specific attention to link the substance of policy and regulation to Capacity Building. In general terms, this project will pay specific attention to link the substance of policy and regulation to Capacity Building.

4 4 Sub Project 3: ITU-EC Project for the Pacific Islands 2 year programme 15 Countries Aims at building human capacity in the field of ICT through a range of targeted training, education and knowledge measures; Consider in-country assistance – hiring experts from the region; Recipient countries will agree on topics to be covered by this project.

5 Possible Partners Country-level organisations Bodies responsible for ICT policy and regulation Organisations representing the ICT service industry & ICT consumers Organisations responsible for ICT capacity development (CoEs, etc.) Regional & international organisations: SPC PITA PIFS ITU HQs and Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific International organizations e.g. World Bank, UNDP, UNESCAP, UNESCO etc., Bilateral e.g. Australia, NZ European Commission

6 Main Objectives To build local capacity and to facilitate the establishment of enabling and sustainable telecommunication/ICT policy, regulatory, legislative and strategic frameworks to accelerate ICT development in, and among countries in the Pacific Sub Region, to maximize economic and social benefit. To serve national priorities in line with the goals of WTDC06 and WSIS Action Plan

7 SPECIFICALLY FOR THE PROJECT LAUNCH AND PLANNING MEETING SPECIFICALLY FOR THE PROJECT LAUNCH AND PLANNING MEETING

8 Objectives of the Planning Meeting Formally present the ICB4PAC project to stakeholders - Provide opportunity for stakeholders to identify the main areas of regional focus and the priorities for the project - Identify relevant resources and technical cooperation requirements in the region - Finalise the projects scope and work plan, including deliverables at the regional and country levels Determine the project implementation modalities and mechanisms for stakeholders participation & ownership Identification of project teams and contact points for each country

9 EXPECTED OUTCOME 1. Agree Project Acronym 2. Agree list of Topics to be addressed 3. Agree Implementation Modality 4. Agree Structure 5. Agree Focal Points - Commitment 6. Propose Experts to set up an Expert Roster 7. Agree Country Contributions 8. Agree Title of Final Meeting Report 9. Agree Final Meeting Report

10 Project Acronym ICB4PIS – Objections to the current Acronym Proposals – ICB4PIC, ICB4PAC Any other proposals? Needs agreement today for the Project Acronym

11 Tentative List of Topics 1 National ICT Policy Plan/Strategy 1 National ICT Policy Plan/Strategy 2 Frequency/Spectrum management 3 Numbering Plan 4 Universal Service/Access Definition: scope of the concept Definition: scope of the concept Who contributes? What areas are eligible Who contributes? What areas are eligible Who controls the funds (regional?) Who controls the funds (regional?) 5Cyber security: Cyber legislation (Australia has supported cyber SPAM which is more limited); Cyber legislation (Australia has supported cyber SPAM which is more limited); CERT; CERT; 6 Licensing (convergence & technology neutrality) 7 Interconnection 8 Cost Modeling

12 Project Implementation – 2 Stages I) Regional Development - Preparing proposals for regional guidelines on ICT policies, legislation & regulations based on best practices & country experiences II) Country Implementation - Transposition of these guidelines into national policies, laws & regulations, including capacity building Based on the agreed Topics

13 Project Implementation 1 Regional development stage a) Starts with a Planning Meeting to validate project areas Set priorities & define assistance requirements b) Gathering of information, situation analysis & assessment c) Development and approval of roadmap with timeframes d) Formulation, validation & endorsement of regional guidelines for country ICT policies, legislation & regulations

14 Project Implementation contd II) Country implementation stage a) Adaptation of the regional guidelines to country conditions b) Assistance in the implementation of the country policies, legislation and regulations c) Training and other capacity building activities

15 Implementation Modality International Experts – conduct work taking into account international best practice Review Team – Senior Expert & Focal Points Publication of knowledge – build central data base for best practices in the Pacific Islands as a knowledge sharing mechanism

16 Implementation Modality 2 Create Pool of Experts – You nominate names to put into database Create Pool of Experts – You nominate names to put into database Proposed Structure – Proposed Structure – Senior International, Regional Experts and Focal Point – Review Team Senior International, Regional Experts and Focal Point – Review Team International Experts – Do the Job International Experts – Do the Job Focal Points – Provide Input and Agree TOR, Draft Report/Doc etc Focal Points – Provide Input and Agree TOR, Draft Report/Doc etc Regional Experts/Organisations – provide input and Agree TORs, various documents Regional Experts/Organisations – provide input and Agree TORs, various documents Time Frame – Dec 2009 – Aug 2011

17 Country Contributions Very important for the Project to have Committed Focal Points Summary will be presented before Session 4 Further Amendment or Changes to be given to me during Morning Tea or Lunch at the latest All topics are relevant

18 Critical Success Factors Country commitment /political will for collective action -> contribution of resources – Committed Focal Points Regional institutions –> ready to provide support (expertise, experience) to the project in their areas of concentration Project team -> specialist expertise with good understanding of the Pacific Island context

19 NO ONE DIES FROM WORKING HARD BUT EVERYONE DIES WORRYING ABOUT HARD WORK

20 Sandro Bazzanella ITU-EC Project Manager BDT/PRI ITU-EC Project Phone: Fax: Headquarters Place des Nations CH-1211 Geneva 20 Switzerland 20 Thank you for your attention Gisa Fuatai Purcell ICB4PIS Project Coordinator BDT/PRI ITU-EC Phone: or extension 2285 Fax: c/o PIFS Private Bag Ratu Sakuna Road Suva Fiji


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