Itu D Presentation Jan2009

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  • Itu D Presentation Jan2009

    1. 1. ITU-D Overview
    2. 2. ITU in brief <ul><li>Leading United Nations Agency for ICTs . </li></ul><ul><li>191 Member States, 700 Sector Members </li></ul><ul><li>Three sectors: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Radiocommunication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Standardization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Development </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ITU TELECOM Events </li></ul>
    3. 3. ITU’s Global Presence 5 regional offices, 8 area offices HQ in Geneva, Switzerland
    4. 4. ITU-D: Your Partner for ICT Development <ul><li>ITU-D is a catalyst for multi-stakeholder partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Mobilize human, technical and financial resources </li></ul><ul><li>Neutral broker between government and industry </li></ul><ul><li>Executing agency for project implementation and expert assistance to countries </li></ul>
    5. 5. ITU Role/Process Financing Institution 1. Reviews proposals 2. Provides financing 3. Offers financial advice ITU 1. Provides tech assistance, neutral advice 2. Develops “bankable” project proposals 3. Manages project implementation 4. Solicits additional partners Member State 1. Needs and Priorities 2. Requests tech assistance 3. Makes formal submission to financing institution Possible Agreement
    6. 6. Development Activities <ul><li>Enabling Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure/Access </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity Building </li></ul><ul><li>Cybersecurity and E-Applications </li></ul><ul><li>Emergency Telecommunications </li></ul><ul><li>Regional Initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Special Initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Statistics and Market Information </li></ul>
    7. 7. Enabling Environment <ul><li>Objective : </li></ul><ul><li>Establish enabling environment for ICT investment </li></ul><ul><li>through attractive policy/regulatory frameworks </li></ul><ul><li>Actions : </li></ul><ul><li>Support regional harmonization efforts </li></ul><ul><li>Guidelines, tool kits, best practices, information sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Global Symposium for Regulators (GSR) and Global Industry Leaders Forum (GILF) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bring together senior policy-makers, regulators & industry </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Infrastructure/Access <ul><li>Objective : </li></ul><ul><li>Expand access to ICTs in underserved </li></ul><ul><li>communities </li></ul><ul><li>Actions : </li></ul><ul><li>Assist developing countries plan, build, operate, upgrade, manage ICT networks and services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Regional and rural connectivity projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assistance for transition to NGN, Digital Broadcasting </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Community ICT access: telecentres </li></ul>
    9. 9. Capacity Building <ul><li>Objective : </li></ul><ul><li>Help developing countries and LDCs build a ICT trained workforce </li></ul><ul><li>Actions : </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Training Centres for computer/network training </li></ul><ul><li>Centres of Excellence and e-learning to train managers for NGN transition, spectrum management, cybersecurity, regulatory reform etc. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Cybersecurity <ul><li>Objective: </li></ul><ul><li>Build confidence and security in the use of ICT </li></ul><ul><li>Actions: </li></ul><ul><li>Assistance to countries : Model legislation, Spam, Critical Information Infrastructure Protection, Regional cooperation </li></ul><ul><li>Stimulating collaboration : Forum for International Cooperation (GCA + HLEG) </li></ul><ul><li>Public resources : Cybersecurity Gateway </li></ul>
    11. 11. E-Applications and Services <ul><li>Objective: </li></ul><ul><li>Promote and implement e-applications and services in developing countries </li></ul><ul><li>Actions: </li></ul><ul><li>Provide technical expertise to countries for projects in e-health, e-education, e-government etc. </li></ul>
    12. 12. Emergency Telecommunications Saving lives <ul><li>Objective: </li></ul><ul><li>Support disaster prevention, mitigation and relief using ICTs </li></ul><ul><li>Actions: </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure development, policy/regulatory reform, ICT deployment for response, network reconstruction & rehabilitation </li></ul>
    13. 13. Special Initiatives <ul><li>Objective: </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure that all groups benefit from ICTs </li></ul><ul><li>Actions: </li></ul><ul><li>Efforts to assist targeted groups: women, youth, indigenous and persons with disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ICT scholarships for youth from developing countries/LDCs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Workshops, tool kits for policy-makers, awareness raising </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Statistics and Market Information <ul><li>Reliable stats, trends, market situation </li></ul><ul><li>Track WSIS progress </li></ul><ul><li>Showcased in ICT Eye portal </li></ul>ITU Global View Map
    15. 15. Regional Initiatives <ul><li>Objective: </li></ul><ul><li>Meet specific needs identified by member states in each region </li></ul><ul><li>Actions: </li></ul><ul><li>Undertake small and large scale projects </li></ul><ul><li>Led by regional offices, supported by Geneva HQ </li></ul>
    16. 16. Connect the World <ul><li>Summits to mobilize resources in each region: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Leaders from industry, dev banks, governments, int/regional organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Projects to realize common goals </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Connect Africa was 1 st Summit: $55 Billion in commitments for ICT development by 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Connect CIS 2009, Americas 2010, Arab States 2011, Asia-Pacific 2012 </li></ul>
    17. 17. Wireless Broadband Partnership <ul><li>Outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Develop and deploy wireless networks </li></ul><ul><li>Guarantee capacity for schools, hospitals </li></ul><ul><li>Train local experts and build human capacity </li></ul><ul><li>Develop ICT Applications: e-health, e-education, e-government </li></ul>Objective : Expand broadband access in underserved areas
    18. 18. Partner with ITU-D <ul><li>Enjoy branding and visibility opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>through successful high-profile partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Support your Corporate Social Responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>and long term market development objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Leverage your expertise and services to help implement ICT projects in developing countries </li></ul><ul><li>Work with governments and other industry players towards shared goals for development </li></ul>
    19. 19. ITU Membership <ul><li>An interested organization may join ITU as a Sector Member </li></ul><ul><li>An ITU Sector Member participates in the work of corresponding ITU Sector: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Study/Working Groups, Regional and World Telecommunication Conferences, Advisory Groups, workshops, seminars and meetings </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Also an opportunity to influence decisions and network with regulators, policy-makers, other industry representatives </li></ul>
    20. 20. Thank You

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