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1 PRJ presentation in brief Ramita SharmaHead a.i. Projects UnitProjects and Initiatives DepartmentITU/BDT26 January 2009
2 Project Unit (PRJ) Created in 2007 Duties: To respond to the need expressed by the membership to strengthen BDT’s project implementation capacity as well as to better respond to the challenge posed by the implementation of the newly approved 25 Regional Initiativesin connection with the results of WTDC and PP conferences calling the BDT to develop a strategy for strengthening the project execution function of the ITU (PRI);Duties:Take the lead for BDT Projects (global, regional & national) in:IdentificationFormulationFundingImplementationMonitoringEvaluationClosingContribute to the development of BDT’s policy and strategies with respect to project execution funding in line with BDT projects/programme priorities.
3 ITU experience in projects implementation - Project cycle ActivityOutcomesProject Identification & PreparationStocktaking of existing initiatives and consultation with individual countries and/or institutionsConsultation and coordination with in-house expertise (technical, administrative and legal)Formulation of large-scale project: definition of projects objectives and subsequent expected results in liaison with beneficiary countries (assessment of their needs)Feasibility studies (if any), definition of the scope, inputs, requirements, outputs, implementation strategy, work plan, reporting mechanisms, budgetFunding Arrangements & AgreementsProject promotion: website, roundtable, meetings, etc.Identification and selection of potential partnersPartnership building (agreement complying with expectations, procedures, requirements and contractual obligations of the partners)Project Implementation & MonitoringImplementation at field level with support of HQ following work plan and meeting partners expectationsAdministration of expert contracts and subcontractsMonitoring the planning and use of financial resourcesTechnical, narrative and financial periodical (progress) reportingCompletion of partners specific requestsProject ClosureAssessment and evaluation of impactsReporting (production of narrative and financial report)Final Internal and External auditingPromotion and dissemination of the outcomes, lessons learned, achievementsntHow ITU implements projects:- In-house and outsource expertise- Project cycle- Tools and guidelinesPrinciples:- Transparency, visibility and accountability of ITU methods & practices- Partnership- Ownership- SustainabilityProjects Partnership- Technical and financial contribution- WIN-WIN opportunity- Agreement
4 Examples of on-going & completed projects 500,000 to 1 mio. USD1mio – 5 mio. USDAbove 5 mio. USDICT Policy & Regulatory Cooperation in the Asia Pacific region and addressing the unique ICT needs of the Pacific Island countries (ASP)Support to the establishment of an integrated ICT market in West Africa & ICT Regulatory Capacity Building Program for West Africa (AFR)Support for the establishment of Harmonized Policies for the ICT Market in the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP)Rehabilitation and Reconstruction of Telecommunication Infrastructure & contribution to the establishment of an Early Warning System in Earthquake/Tsunami-hit countries (ASP)Assistance for the Establishment of Sector Governance in Telecom in East Timor (ASP)Rehabilitation and Education Assistance to the Information Communication Training Institute (ASP)International Telecommunication Testing Centre (CIS)Support in the Spectrum Management Activities – Colombia (AMS)Support to implementation of the regulatory agency ANATEL- Brazil (AMS)Rural Telecommunications, ICT Services and Entrepreneurship Development (AFR)CoE Network for Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries in Africa (AFR)Broadband wireless network in African Countries (AFR)MCT Projects for Special Initiative Groups (Global)ITU-AMD Learning Labs (Global)Policy and regulatory assistance in Asia and the Pacific (ASP)More information at:
5 Projects in Europe On-going: Under development: CoE Europe: project that aims to bringing into operation a network of excellence amongst potential content providers (e.g. universities, technological institutions, training centers, etc) as well as service and technology providers who will provide on-line training solutions together with face-to-face workshops for decision-makers and senior level officials in the telecommunication sector in the Europe region.Under development:Development of Universal Access Service Strategies in SerbiaRebuilding the Public Broadcasting System in Serbia
6 Conclusion Regional participation is an ITU priority Invaluable opportunities exist to share experiences, creative ideas, knowledge of business opportunitiesBuilding a global information society & closing digital divide can only be fully achieved through win-win partnership/ collaboration with other playersDevelopment of concrete projects to meet MDGs and WSIS goals by 2015.
7 THANK YOU Ramita Sharma, Head a. i. , PRJ ramita. sharma@itu THANK YOU Ramita Sharma, Head a.i., PRJ Sandrine Guyot, Project officer, PRJ