Presentation on theme: "International Telecommunication Union National Reporting on WSIS Implementation Mechanisms and ICT Strategies Jaroslaw K. Ponder International Telecommunication."— Presentation transcript:
International Telecommunication Union National Reporting on WSIS Implementation Mechanisms and ICT Strategies Jaroslaw K. Ponder International Telecommunication Union Telecommunication Development Bureau
2 WSIS Outcome Documents national e-strategies Tunis Agenda sets a target of 2010 for the formulation and elaboration of sustainable national e-strategies as an integral part of national development plans and poverty reduction strategies (Para 85 of Tunis Agenda). national implementation mechanism It also encourages governments, with the participation of all stakeholders and bearing in mind the importance of an enabling environment, to set up a national implementation mechanism (Para 100)
3 National Reporting on WSIS Implementation Mechanisms and ICT Strategies WTISD 2007 Initiative launched on the occasion of the WTISD 2007 WSIS implementation at the national level The main goal of the exercise was to launch portal highlighting progress on the WSIS implementation at the national level This publicly accessible portal is available at: http://www.itu.int/wsis- implementation/national http://www.itu.int/wsis- implementation/national
4 National Reporting on WSIS Implementation Mechanisms more than 70 reports member states the WSIS Stocktaking Team Portal contains more than 70 reports on WSIS implementation, which were prepared and submitted by the member states or prepared by the WSIS Stocktaking Team, based on the information collected from the publicly available sources for validation. national mechanisms e-strategies key initiatives Reports include comprehensive descriptions of the national mechanisms established to advance achievement of the WSIS objectives, as well as information on e-strategies as well as key initiatives undertaken since WSIS in Tunis 2005.
5 2007 Exercise: Focus Africa 51 African countries The purpose of 2007/2008 exercise was to focus on national implementation mechanisms in 51 African countries considering following five directions: 1.the steps undertaken by multilateral institutions and governments 2.infrastructure, applications, content and general countries priorities
6 2007 Exercise: Focus Africa national development plans evolution of the e-strategies examples of successfully implemented national strategies (Seychelles, South Africa, Morocco, Mauritius) (Seychelles, South Africa, Morocco, Mauritius)
7 Case Studies: Seychelles Few Priorities: Human capacity Human capacity education and skills development education and skills development Industry Industry enabling and conducive environment enabling and conducive environment Legal and regulatory framework Legal and regulatory framework Government Government As a user, purchaser, and a regulator must support the use of ICTs for the innovative, effective and efficient delivery of information and services to the citizen and within the public sector As a user, purchaser, and a regulator must support the use of ICTs for the innovative, effective and efficient delivery of information and services to the citizen and within the public sector In its new Strategy 2017 Seychelles follows the WSIS outcomes and focus on achievement of the connectivity goals.
8 Case Studies: Morocco The national strategy e- Maroc2010 which was launched in 2005 gave the opportunity to mainstream the WSIS outcomes at the national level. The national strategy e- Maroc2010 which was launched in 2005 gave the opportunity to mainstream the WSIS outcomes at the national level. The main focus of the E- Maroc Strategy : The main focus of the E- Maroc Strategy : e-administration e-administration economic and social development economic and social development Source: ITU World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Database
9 Case Studies: South Africa new converged regulatory framework With its new converged regulatory framework for the ICT sector, aimed to low costs ICT access and increase the efficiency of telecommunications service, South Africa follows the WSIS objectives. favorable environment socio-economic development goals The priority of implementation mechanism is to create a favorable environment that ensures that South Africa has the capacity to advance socio-economic development goals. sustainable ICT sector, use ICTs for socio-economic development, creation of the ICT workforce as well as world-class culture of ICT innovation. Supporting role for the WSIS was in implementation of the IT Strategy projects, which included 4 fundamental objectives: sustainable ICT sector, use ICTs for socio-economic development, creation of the ICT workforce as well as world-class culture of ICT innovation.
10 Case Studies: Swaziland Swaziland went through several reforms building up comprehensive ICT framework laying down necessary foundation for the separation of functions of the Ministry (policy), Regulator (regulation) and operators (separation of Post and Telecommunications)
11 The examples of projects: Egypt Smart School Network Ethiopia Developing ICT human resources development strategy Kenya Center of excellence projects for English Speaking Africa
International Telecommunication Union Thank you very much for your attention! Jaroslaw K. Ponder International Telecommunication Union Telecommunication Development Bureau Jaroslaw.Ponder@itu.int
Your consent to our cookies if you continue to use this website.