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  • 1. April 26 – 28, 2006Rama GardensHotel and ResortBangkok, Thailand
  • 2. egov is Asia’s first and the only monthly i4d print magazine is one of itsprint magazine on e-Government in kinds, and is intended to provideAsia. It aims to bring together several much needed platform for exchangee-Government initiatives being taken of information, ideas, opinion, andup in the region. There being huge experiences both inside and outsidediversity in the level and the nature the Information and Communicationof the e-Government initiatives in Technology for Development (ICT4D)the region, there is a critical need of sector. While several electronica platform for knowledge sharing. publications do currently exist, i4d is,egov is a step towards fulfilling perhaps, the first that addresses the needthis need. www.egovonline.net by utilising the strength and potential of print media. www.i4donline.net Digital Learning is a monthly print magazine with a unique objective of covering on-going initiatives and exploring future potential in the domain of ICT based education and learning. It aims to provide an open space for educationists, policy experts, government officials, technologists, industry players and practitioners to share their ideas, experiences and perspectives on various aspects of technology enabled learning. www.digitallearning.in
  • 3. Asia is home to three of the world’s four Information and Communication that exist in Asia and discuss theirlargest economies. Housing 60% of the Technologies for Development. scope and scalability. Our objectivesworld’s population engaged in a myriad to organize all these conferencesof professions and livelihoods, it is on Egov Asia 2006 and Digital Learning simultaneously at the same venue is to:the brink of unprecedented growth 2006 conference aims to provide aand prosperity. Asian countries are common platform for policy makers ~ Showcase a gamut of inter-relatedwitnessing a dramatic change in their and implementers of the Asia-Pacific issues that require cohesiveeconomy. The scene of e-Governance nations to share their views and planning and integrationand e-Learning is not different either. deliberate on their experiences through ~ Provide the participantsDifferent countries are at different peer interactions and in the process an opportunity to meetstages of implementation and some bring expertise to a wider audience experts from the sectors ofare progressing faster than others. We on the issues of e-Government e-Government, e-Learninghave been focusing on many such and e-Learning respectively. and ICT for Developmentissues in our publications – i4d, egov i4d ~ Taking stock of a variety ofand Digital Learning. There is immense Learning Looking at the increasing importance practices in these fields and helpscope to learn from each other and to of telecentres for bringing social building a knowledge-rich societyfind solutions to common challenges. and economic development in rural ~ Provide a vast meet ofWith its economic and socio- communities in developing countries, policymakers, practitioners,cultural diversity, Asia requires new, we also bring another platform, think-tanks, industry leadersinnovative thinking, and a knowledge- Asian Telecentre Forum 2006, for and academicians to sharesharing platform in the fields of reviewing several models of telecentres experiences and learn lessons.
  • 4. Exhibition Technical Sessions Egov Asia 2006 will have an elaborate ~ e-Government Country Plans exhibition of the latest e-Government ~ Policy and Technology products, solutions suites, services, Framework in e-Government initiatives and case studies from all ~ Funding and FinancingAsian countries are at varied stages of across Asia and beyond. Professional Mechanisms in e-implementing eGovernance. While service providers, IT vendors, Government projectssome top the international charts of consulting firms, government agencies ~ Content Management, Datae-Governance, others have just begun and national/international development Standardisation and GUItheir journey. A few are yet to step organisations involved in the e- ~ Public-Private Partnerships andinto the arena. The scope of learning Government domain are encouraged Service Level Agreementsfrom one another is immense and to participate in the exhibition. ~ Emerging trends inopportunities are unbound. The need is Mobile Governmentto create a common ground of equitable Keynote Sessions ~ Government Process Re-learning, which facilitates a process of Eminent experts and senior government engineering and Changeoverall development of the region. officers from various parts of Asia Management and outside Asia will discuss the ~ Project Monitoring, EvaluationThe Event e-Government developments in and Auditing Mechanismsegov Asia 2006 the international their respective countries. The ~ e-Democracy throughconference on e-Government, aims discussion will include but not e-Governmentto provide a knowledge-sharing limit to the following topics: ~ e-Security and Cyber Lawsplatform and a forum for policymakers, for efficient Governancepractitioners, industry leaders and ~ e-Government trends in Asia ~ ICTs and Rural e-Governanceacademicians of Asia-Pacific nations to ~ e-Government strategiescarry forward the e-Government vision of Asian countriesof the region and consolidate them ~ Leadership reflectionsinto actionable programme, through in e-Governmentcollaborative learning and partnerships. www.egovasia.net
  • 5. industry leaders and academicians ~ National ICT and to showcase best practices, share Education strategies experience, knowledge, perspectives, ~ ICT in Education trendsEducation and training are the and learn from exploring solutions in Asian countriesfoundation of global competitiveness to meet challenges of integrating ~ Best Practices in ICT inthat determine the success or failure technologies in all level of education. Education in Asiaof a human-resource led developmentstrategy. In recent years, several countries Exhibition Sessionsin Asia have embarked on the creation Digital Learning Asia 2006 will have an The conference will focus on butof a globally competitive human exhibition of latest e-solutions, services, be not limited to the following;resource through national education initiatives and case studies from across ~ Public Private Partnershipstrategies, with a focus on integrating Asia and beyond. Professional service in ICT in EducationICT in education at all levels. However providers, IT vendors, consulting ~ Technologies for Educationcountries are still in different stages of firms, government agencies and and Trainingthis integration, coping with challenges national/international development ~ ICT Educationof infrastructure and implementation. organisations involved in the ICT in ~ Online Teaching and Learning Education domain are encouraged ~ Distance Education/LearningThe Conference to participate in the exhibition. ~ e-Learning in ClassroomsDigital Learning Asia 2006 will ~ Instructional Design andtake stock of the progress of the Asian Keynote Sessions e-Learning Contentcountries in utilising Information Eminent experts from the education ~ Monitoring and Evaluationand Communication Technologies system and senior government of ICT in Educationto enhance the quality and reach of officials from various part of Asia ~ Quality Standards in e-Contenteducation with a focus on building and outside will discuss and debate ~ Role of Universities in Capacitya human capital that responds to the current policies and trends in Building for ICT4Dthe needs of a globalised world. The ICT in education in their respective ~ Future Trends in e-Learningconference will provide a platform countries. This discussion will includefor policymakers, practitioners, the following broad themes www.digitallearning.in
  • 6. The increased Sessions Important information interest in Speakers Profile: advocacy groups, telecentres policy makers, development Call for papers (all events) in many agencies, private sector players Abstract submission 20 Mar 2006developing countries, at a time ~ Enabling Environments – Policy Abstract acceptance 25 Mar 2006when the world is moving towards Changes in Different Countriesbecoming a knowledge society, provides ~ Universal Access Fund Important contactsan opportunity for stakeholders – Financial Mechanisms (egov Asia)to exchange knowledge. In Asia, ~ Technological and Research Registration and online abstractseveral tried and tested models of thrust for Emerging Markets submission www.egovasia.nettelecentres exist. They vary in their ~ Success Indicators and Case Stories Full papers papers@egovasia.netscope and reach, and there are many ~ Financial Sustainability Models Exhibition exhibition@egovasia.netsuccess stories to share. Yet, the ~ Collaboration for Up-Scaling General Info info@egovasia.netcommunity is neither cohesive nor ~ Funding and Supportbuilt as a network of practitioners. Opportunities (DL Asia)They are also important tools for ~ ICT Awareness and Registration and online abstracttesting alternatives and solutions in Capacity Building submission www.digitallearning.inthe new and emerging markets zone ~ Technology Options: Education, Full papers papers@DLasia.csdms.infor software and information and Tools, Connectivity/Access Exhibition exhibition@DLasia.csdms.incommunications technologies (ICTs). Issues and Maintenance Issues General Info info@DLasia.csdms.in ~ Community Context and Needs,The forum has been conceptualised to Content, Language Issues (Asian Telecentre Forum)bring together diverse stakeholders and ~ Sustainability, Business Models, All correspondencehave consultations around the following Youth Entrepreneurship, e- info@asiantelecentreforum.netissues in the three days. The Forum will Commerce, ICT and Educationcreate a lively collaborative dialogue to and e-Government Services etc.address the questions that emerge from ~ Management Needsthe floor, as well as be creative listeners. www.asiantelecentreforum.net
  • 7. CIO is an association engaged inDelegate fee Supporting partners capacity building, knowledge sharing and awareness building in the use Asia e-LearningThai delegates (figures in Baht) of ICTs for increasing the efficiency Network The of service delivery of organisations. Advance Spot Japanese government with People Republic of ChinaGovernment/NGO 4000 5000 and Republic of Korea established the “Asia Commission on HigherStudent 2000 2500 Education (CHE) is one of e-Learning Initiative” to promote economic the five principal organisationsPrivate sector 7500 9000 development and human resources training of the Ministry of Education in the region. www.asia-elearning.net responsible for management ofOther Asian delegates (figures in US$) Thai higher education. www.inter.mua.go.th Asia-Pacific Development Advance Spot Information Programme The Swiss Federal (APDIP), UNDP In collaborationGovernment/NGO 100 120 with National Governments, Institute ofStudent 50 60 Technology Lausanne APDIP seeks to assist national (Ecole PolytechniquePrivate sector 200 250 and regional institutions in Fédérale de Lausanne) is, with its sister Asia-Pacific to improve access, knowledge school in Zurich, one of Europe’s leading sharing, networking, and management,Indian delegates may pay in Indian Rupees institutions of science and technology. The and application of ICTs for social and threefold mission is: to educate engineers and economic development. www.apdip.net scientists; to be a national center of excellenceAll other delegates (figures in US$) The British Council in in science and technology; and to provide Advance Spot a hub for interaction between the scientific Thailand connects people with community and industry. www.epfl.ch 300 500 learning opportunities and creative ideas from the UK and National Electron- builds lasting relationships between ThailandExhibition fees and the UK. www.britishcouncil.or.th/en ics and Computer Technology Center is a statutory government organisation under the~ Shell Space: US$ 400/- National Science and Technology Development~ Raw Space: US$ 350/- Agency, Ministry of Science and Technology, Thailand. Its main responsibilities are to under- The Centre for Good Governance (CGG) take, support, and promote the development was established by the Government of electronic, computing, telecommunication, of Andhra Pradesh, India in October, and information technologies through research 2001 to help it achieve the State’s goal of and development activities. www.nectec.or.th transforming governance. www.cgg.gov.in
  • 8. NSTDA Online formed as a result of the merger of the Singapore The telecentre.org Learning Project Federation of the Computing Industry (SFCI) is an initiative being (NOLP) has as and the Microcomputer Trade Association of developed by the its main goals, Singapore (MTAS) in 1999. www.sitf.org.sg ICT4D program ofresearch and development of technology International Development Research Centrefor education, providing new methods of Software Industry and Microsoft Unlimited Potential Programeducation, and to be a leader among online Promotion to support community telecentres acrosseducation providers. www.thai2learn.com Association the world. A locally-driven global support (SIPA) is a Thai goverment agency to network it helps community telecentres The Southeast Asian Ministers promote software industries by stimulating increase their capacity and promote digital of Education Organization was the varying channels of marketing both in development. www.telecentre.org established on 30 November 1965 as domestic and international. www.sipa.or.th a chartered international organisationto promote cooperation in education, science and Software Park Institutional partnersculture in Southeast Asia. The vision is to have a Thailanddynamic, self reliant, strategic, policy-driven and (SPT) promotes Nationalinternationally recognized regional organization and supports the software industry in University offor strengthening regional understanding and procurement of human resources, marketing, Singapore (NUS)cooperation in education, science and culture securing investment and access to and was establishedfor a better quality of life. www.seameo.org understanding of the latest technology. SPT in 1905 and aims to help every stakeholder in Thailand’s acknowledged as one of the finest universities in SEAMEO RIHED software industry to increase their efficiency the world. NUS is a comprehensive university is hosted by the and potential. www.swpark.or.th offering a broad-based curriculum underscored Thai government by multi-disciplinary courses and cross-facultywith the vision to be a catalyst in higher The University of Washington, enrichment. NUS enjoys a close teaching-education with an emphasis on management Centre for Internet Studies research nexus with 13 national-level, 12and administration. SEAMEO RIHED aims (CIS) The University of university-level and more than 60 faculty-basedto play a significant role in the enrichment Washington is one of the oldest research institutes and centres. www.nus.edu.sgand reform of higher education by conducting state-supported institutionstraining, workshops, seminars, conferences, of higher education. Within its community,and research and in the dissemination of CIS serves both as a catalyst for creating newinformation. www.rihed.seameo.org programs in the study of ICT and society that draw on the strengths of departments across The Singapore infocomm campus, and as a resource for staying abreast Rangsit University is the most comprehensive Technology Federation (SiTF) of developments in the study of ICT and private University with the most diverse is Singapore’s premier infocomm society more generally. www.washington.edu faculties in Thailand, producing substantial industry association and was manpower resources for the society and for serving the country. www.rsu.ac.th
  • 9. The University of Malaya, Faculty of Economics and Organisers Co-organiser Administration Universiti Malaya, the first University of Centre for the country, was established on Science, 8 October 1949 as a national Developmentinstitution to serve the higher education needs and Mediaof the Federation of Malaya and Singapore. It Studieswas set up to help lay the foundations of a new (CSDMS) is The Danish Technological Institute (DTI)nation by producing a generation of skilled a leading Asian non-governmental institution is one of the oldest technological institutes inand educated men. The University’s motto, engaged in advocacy, research and community the world. DTI has successfully carried out“IlmuPunca Kemajuan” (Knowledge is the key to building in e-Government, Digital Learning, projects like BEEP (Best e-Europe Practices),success) reflects the philosophy of the University ICT for Development and knowledge PRISMA (Providing Innovative Service Modelsin its constant endeavour to seek knowledge management issues. www.csdms.in and Assessment). www.danishtechnology.dkin all fields to produce successful graduatesand a successful nation. www.um.edu.mu GIS Development strives Host Organisation to promote and propagate Universiti Teknologi MARA the usage of geospatial Ministry of ICT is (UiTM) was officially renamed technologies in various responsible for policy from Institut Teknologi areas of development formulation and planning of MARA (ITM) on 14 October for the community government ICT initiatives for 1967. Its establishment at large.It remains national development. Since came as a response to a dedicated to foster its inception, the Ministry hascrucial need in the country of Malaysia for the growing network of those interested taken up a leading role in promoting technologytrained manpower in the professional and in geo-informatics worldwide and Asia in for public benefit through implementationsemi-professional levels. In August 1999, particular. www.GISdevelopment.net of e-Governance and encouraging ICT-the then Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato based education. www.mict.go.thSeri Dr. Mahathir Mohamad announcedthe change of name of ITM to UniversitiTeknologi MARA (UiTM).www.uitm.edu.my Supporting Organisation Ministry of Education Government of Thailand, is responsible for the management of most levels and types of education in the country. It also supervises private schools at all levels except the universities. www.moe.go.th
  • 10. Program advisory board Dennis Pamlin Kenneth Keniston Policy Advisor Andrew MellonChairperson WWF Prof. of Human Dev, Kraisorn Pornsutee Sweden Massachusetts Institute Permanent Secretary of Technology, USA Ministry of ICT, Devindra Ramnarine Government of Thailand Advisor, Governance Karl Harmsen Institutional Development Director, UN University,Co Chairperson Division, Commonwealth Institute for Natural M P Narayanan Secretariat, UK Resources in Africa, President Legon – Accra, Ghana Center for Science Edilberto de Jesus Development and Director, SEAMEO Kunying Kasama Media Studies, India Thailand Varavarn Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education,Members Jeremy Millard Govt. of Thailand Head, eGovernance Ake Gronlund Program, Danish Lars H. Bestle Professor, Orebro Technological Programme Specialist University, ESI/ Institute, Denmark - Policy, APDIP, Informatics, Sweden UNDP, Thailand Jeongwon Yoon Bruno Lavin Director, National Manoo Ordeedolchest Senior Advisor (e- Computerization Agency President, SIPA Strategies), World Republic of Korea MoICT Bank, USA Thailand
  • 11. Matthias P Finger Nagy Hanna Richard KerbyProfessor, Ecole e-Leadership Academy Inter-regional Adviser onPolytechnique Federale de University of Maryland E-Government, UNDESALausanne, Switzerland USAManeerat Plipat Peter Moore San NgSecretary, Government Region Managing The Asia FoundationCIO Forum & Deputy Director Asia Pacific USAPerm Secretary, Ministry Public Sector,of ICT, Govt. of Thailand Microsoft, Singapore Subhash BhatnagarMohamed Sameh Bedair Pawit Thongrot Secretary- eGov Practice Group,e-Government Program General, Commission World Bank, IndianDirector, Ministry of of Higher Education, Institute of Management,State for Administrative Ministry of Education, Ahmedabad, IndiaDevelopment, Egypt Govt. of Thailand Supachai YavaprabhasNorma Mansor PK Mohanty Centre Director,Dean/Professor, Faculty Dir. General & Exec. SEAMEO RIHED,of Economics & Director, Centre for ThailandAdministration, University Good Governance, Indiaof Malaya, Malaysia Thaweesak Koanantakool R. Chandrashekhar DirectorNoorani Mohamed Ismail Jt Sec (e-Governance) NECTECDean, Faculty of Admin. Min of Communication ThailandScience and Policy Studies, and InformationUniversiti Teknologi Technology, Govt of IndiaMARA, Malaysia
  • 12. Conference SecretariatUpcoming events Thailand Mr. Somboon Mekpaiboonwattana Acting Director – E-Government Promotion and Development Bureau Phone +66 2 505 7356 Fax +66 2 568 2438 to 9 Email somboon@mictmail.com Dipanjan +66 5 118 3881 Sultan +66 6 774 7241 Gautam +66 6 904 0375 India Himanshu Kalra Centre for Science, Development23-25 August and Media Studies (CSDMS)Hotel Taj Palace G4 Sector 39New Delhi, India NOIDA, UP 201301, India Phones +91 120 2502180 to 87 Fax +91 120 2500060 Mobile +91 9818485406 URLs www.egovasia.net www.digitallearning.in www.asiantelecentreforum.net

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