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ITU-D Overview

Know the ITU Telecommunication Development Sector
by Fernando LAGRAÑA on 27 February 2014

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Transcript of ITU-D Overview

INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATION UNION
DEVELOPMENT SECTOR

ITU-D:
LEADING UNITED
NATIONS AGENCY
FOR ICTS
AN OVERVIEW
ITU:
IN BRIEF
THE THREE SECTORS
ITU
RADIOCOMMUNICATION
STANDARDIZATION
DEVELOPMENT
193
~550
MEMBER STATES
SECTOR MEMBERS
TELECOM
Five regional offices; Eight area offices; HQ in Geneva, Switzerland
ITU’S GLOBAL PRESENCE
EVENTS
ITU
ITU-D: YOUR PARTNER FOR ICT DEVELOPMENT
ITU-D is a catalyst for multi-stakeholder partnerships, resource mobilization
Neutral broker between government and industry
Executing agency for project implementation and expert assistance to countries
DEVELOPMENT
SECTOR
ITU
DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES
ENABLING
ENVIRONMENT
ICT INFRASTRUCTURE
CAPACITY BUILDING
CYBERSECURITY & E-APPLICATIONS
LDCs & COUNTRIES IN SPECIAL NEED
EMERGENCY TELECOMMUNICATIONS
REGIONAL INITIATIVES
INNOVATION
STATISTICS & MARKET INFORMATION
CLIMATE CHANGE & ENVIRONMENT
REGIONAL INITIATIVES
OBJECTIVE:
Meet specific needs identified by Member States in each region
ACTIONS:
Undertake small and large scale projects
Led by regional offices, supported by Geneva HQ
CONNECT THE WORLD
Summits to mobilize resources in each region.

Leaders from industry, development banks, governments, international/regional organizations.

Projects to realize common goals.
GLOBAL SYMPOSIUM FOR REGULATORS
AND GLOBAL INDUSTRY LEADERS FORUM
Poland, July 2013
Neutral platform for policy-makers, regulators & industry to address key issues
Annual event each autumn
Exclusive opportunity for ITU-D
Sector Members
Outcomes: best practices that countries integrate into national approaches
PARTNER
Enjoy branding and visibility opportunities through successful high-profile partnerships

Support your Corporate Social Responsibility and long term market development objectives

Leverage your expertise and services to help implement ICT projects in developing countries

Work with governments and other industry players towards shared goals for development
WITH ITU-D
ITU SECTOR MEMBERSHIP
BENEFITS?
COSTS?
HOW TO JOIN?
GENERAL BENEFITS OF ITU MEMBERSHIP
ITU’s unique capacity to bring together representatives from companies and governments
Sharing a wealth of experience and creative ideas
Establishing partnerships between private and public sectors
Access to ITU’s wide range of publications, information and statistics.
MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES
ITU-D
SECTOR
MEMBER
ITU-D ASSOCIATE
ITU-D ACADEMIA
ITU-D SECTOR MEMBERSHIP
An interested entity or organization may join ITU-D as a Sector Member.


An ITU-D Sector Member fully participates in the work of ITU-D Study Groups, or Working Groups, in the Sector’s Regional and World Telecommunication Conferences, Advisory Group and other relevant workshops, seminars and meetings.

The minimum annual contribution is:
CHF 7,950.00 for those based in developed countries
CHF 3,975.00 for those based in developing countries
WHO ARE OUR SECTOR MEMBERS?
Over 300 ICT companies and organizations participate in the work of the ITU-D Sector
ITU-D SECTOR MEMBERS
SAY THEIR MOTIVATION FOR JOINING THE SECTOR IS:
ITU-D’s leadership
Sharing experiences and best practices
Helping LDC’s develop Human Capital
Organization of regional conferences
The wish to achieve better telecommunications in the world
Corporate Social Responsibility
Partnership with ITU
Stay in touch with developments & regulatory best practices
Access to latest information: trends, statistics & HRD issues
Close cooperation with other ITU-D Sector Members and new opportunities
Encouragement and promotion of telecom liberalization and technology introduction globally
Reduce duplication of efforts
MOTIVATION FOR BEING
AN ITU-D SECTOR MEMBER
ITU-D SECTOR MEMBERSHIP PORTAL
Showcases information on ITU–D Sector Members
Strengthens communication between them and the BDT
Enhances their visibility
Provides networking opportunities
Offers a useful new tool for consulting data (logo, short profile, CEO's biography + picture, RSS feed)
Filter and navigation tools make it possible to search for information by such parameters as region, country, category, domain
Free of charge
ITU-D SECTOR MEMBERSHIP PORTAL
ITU-D ASSOCIATES
An interested entity or organization may join an ITU Sector as an Associate and be entitled to take part in the work of a selected single Study Group.





Associates may have access to documentation required for their work and may serve as Rapporteur or Editor.
ITU-D Study Group 1 :
Enabling environment, cybersecurity, ICT applications and Internet-related issues

ITU-D Study Group 2:
Information and communication infrastructure and technology development, emergency telecommunications and climate-change adaptation

The minimum annual contribution is:
CHF 3,975.00 for those based in developed countries
CHF 1,987.50 for those based in developing countries
BECOME AN ASSOCIATE
ITU-D ACADEMIA

Since the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference held in 2010, academia, universities and associated research establishments concerned with the development of telecommunications/ICTs can join the three Sectors of the ITU.






The financial annual contribution per Sector is :
CHF 3,975.00 for academia based in developed countries
CHF 1,987.50 for academia based in developing countries
ITU MEMBERSHIP APPROVAL PROCEDURE
Fill in the ITU Membership Application form.
Submit it to the Secretary General of the ITU
ITU requests approval to the national telecommunication administration of the Member State where your entity is based (not applicable for Regional or other international organizations).

THANK YOU!
JOIN US!
BECOME AN ITU-D SECTOR MEMBER, ASSOCIATE, OR ACADEMIA!

ITU promotes global collaboration for a connected world
TO ONE ITU-D STUDY GROUP
World Telecommunication Development Conferences - WTDC
ITU's sixth World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC-14), will take place in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt from 31 March to 11 April 2014 at the kind invitation of the Government of Egypt.

The objective of WTDC-14 is to identify priorities for the development of telecommunications and information and communication technologies (ICTs), taking into account contributions made by Member States and Sector Members, and to adopt the Sharm el-Sheik Action Plan (SSAP) setting the future of activities of the ITU Telecommunication Development Sector (ITU-D) over the next four-year period.
Regional Preparatory Meetings (RPMs) precede WTDCs
Participants to WTDC and RPMs include government delegates, Ministers, Ambassadors and representatives from the private sector, as well as regional and international organizations.

Six Regional Preparatory Meetings (RPMs) are being held in 2013 in preparation to WTDC 14.
RPMs
RPM for CIS Countries (18-21 February 2013)

RPM for Asia-Pacific (29 April - 2 May 2013)

RPM for the Americas (19-22 August 2013)


RPM for Africa (1-4 October 2013)

RPM for the Arab Region (28-31 October 2013)

RPM for Europe (25-28 November 2013)
Connect Series
Connect Africa 2007 was the 1st Summit

Connect CIS, Belarus in 2009

Connect Americas, Panamá in 2012

Connect Arab States, Qatar in 2012

Connect Asia & the Pacific, Thailand in
November 2013
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