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1 International Telecommunication Union Capacity Building and ICT Policy Regulatory and Legislative Frameworks Support of Pacific Countries (ICB4PAC) Mrs. Fuataï Purcell ITU-EC (ICB4PAC) Project Coordinator International Telecommunication Union First Consultation Workshop April 2010 Honiara, Solomon Islands

2 International Telecommunication Union Summary 1. Introduction – Global Background ITU-EC Project: a global project Objectives and principles ICB4PAC 2. ICB4PAC Overview Common list of Priorities (6) Methodology Activities to date Next steps Success Factors 3. Forward Looking Perspective ICB4PAC: a building block for a future regional dynamic respecting countries specificities

3 International Telecommunication Union ITU-EC Project for Harmonization of ICT Policies in ACP ITU and the European Commission launched a global project to provideSupport for the establishment of harmonized policies for the ICT market in the ACP states in December 2008 It is a component of the ACP-Information and Communication Technologies programme within the framework of the 9 th European Development Fund This global project entails three regional sub-projects addressing specific needs of each region HIPCAR Enhancing competitiveness in the Caribbean through the harmonization of ICT Policies, Legislation and Regulatory Procedures HIPSSA Support for harmonization of the ICT Policies in Sub-Saharan Africa ICB4PAC Capacity Building and ICT Policy, Regulatory and Legislative Frameworks Support for Pacific Island States 1

4 International Telecommunication Union Objectives and Principles Global objective Support towards creating harmonised policies for ICT and an efficient regulatory environment, conductive to massive investments required by ICT infrastructures and applications in the ACP countries Detailed objectives: Supporting regional integration organizations to develop and promote the use of harmonized ICT policies and regulations in their region Assisting individual beneficiary countries to adopt and implement ICT policies and regulatory guidelines Building human and institutional capacity in the field of ICT through a range of targeted training and knowledge sharing measures at regional and national level 1

5 International Telecommunication Union Objectives and Principles ITU-EC Project for Harmonization of ICT Policies in ACP countries Builds on experience gained from previous project in West Africa Uses a demand-driven bottom-up approach Pays specific attention to link substance of policy/regulation to capacity building Incorporates all past and current projects of international and regional organizations 2

6 International Telecommunication Union ICB4PAC Geographical Scope 15 ACP Countries: Cook Islands, Fiji, FSM, Kiribati, Marshall Is. Nauru, Niue, Palau, PNG, Samoa, Solomon islands, Timor Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu Duration 2 years Project Team Mrs. Fuatai Purcell: Project Coordinator - based in Suva, Fiji. Location: Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) premises Mr Sandro Bazzanella: Project Manager - based in ITU HQ - Geneva 1

7 International Telecommunication Union ICB4PAC Multi-stakeholder Kick-Off Meeting November 2009, Nadi, Fiji; Formal launch the project in the region; Solicit views from participants; Definition of the list of priorities; Adoption of methodology; Adoption of project governance (national country focal points) 2

8 International Telecommunication Union ICB4PAC Overview: Common List of Priorities N°N°Subjects 1National ICT Policy 2Universal service: Best practices for selection and funding of universal access or service providers 3Licensing: Technology neutral licensing 4Numbering: numbering plans and number hijacking 5Interconnection: principles, cost modeling and international roaming 6Cybersecurity Common list of priorities articulated around six (6) main subjects. 2

9 International Telecommunication Union Methodology for activity implementation Pairing of experts - selected by the stakeholders - with national focal points, regulators and regional organisations for knowledge transfer and human capacity building 3 2

10 International Telecommunication Union Activities to Date N°N°Subjects 1National ICT Policy: Assessment completed Discussed during first workshop, Honiara, Solomon Islands (April 2010) 2Universal service: Assessment to start in May Licensing: Assessment to start in April Numbering: Assessment to start in April Interconnection & Cost Modeling: Assessment completed International Roaming: Term of Reference (ToR) to be approved before initiating the Assessment 6Cybercrime: Assessment to start in May

11 International Telecommunication Union Next Activities / Steps N°N°Subjects 1National ICT Policy: Second Workshop – June 2010 Tonga 2Universal service: First Workshop – Aug 2010 (Cooks Islands) 3Licensing: First Workshop – Oct 2010 (Sydney) 4Numbering: First Workshop – Nov 2010 (FSM) 5Interconnection & Cost Modeling: First Workshop – TBA International Roaming: Assessment & First Workshop – June 2010 (Australia) 6Cybercrime: First Workshop – Sept 2010 (Vanuatu) 2

12 International Telecommunication Union ICB4PAC: Success factors Countries: Countries commitment /political will for collective action -> contribution of resources Committed Focal Points Regional Institutions: Regional Institutions ready to provide support (expertise, experience) to the project in their areas of concentration Project team: Multi-disciplinary team, project management oriented, able to mobilize resources and experts with good understanding of the Pacific Island context 2

13 International Telecommunication Union ICB4PAC I CANT MANAGE IF I CANNOT MEASURE 2

14 International Telecommunication Union Forward Looking Perspective 1. National Implementation Technical assistance Validation and adoption National training 1. Monitoring and evaluation Implementation status Regional Data base of Best Practices Analysis of interaction between regulation and ICT markets 1. Regional Harmonization Policy objectives Legal framework Regulatory guidelines Regional training 3 ICB4PAC may offer the basis for a regional dynamic respecting countries specificities

15 International Telecommunication Union Contacts For more information: Sandro Bazzanella ITU-EC Project Manager Phone: Fax: International Telecommunication Union Headquarters Place des Nations CH-1211 Geneva 20 Switzerland Gisa Fuataï Purcell ICB4PAC Project Coordinator Phone: + Fax: + International Telecommunication Union c/o PIFS Suva Fiji Thank you for your attention ITU-EC Project - Harmonization of ICT Policies in ACP countries


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