National Reporting on WSIS Implementation Mechanisms and ICT Strategies. Jaroslaw K. Ponder International Telecommunication Union Telecommunication Development Bureau. WSIS Outcome Documents.
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Jaroslaw K. Ponder
International Telecommunication UnionTelecommunication Development Bureau
national development plans Strategies
evolution of the e-strategies
examples of successfully implemented national strategies
(Seychelles, South Africa, Morocco, Mauritius)2007 Exercise: Focus Africa
Few Priorities: Strategies
education and skills development
enabling and conducive environment
Legal and regulatory framework
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 2017Seychelles follows the WSIS outcomes and focus on achievement of the connectivity goals.Case Studies: Seychelles
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:
economic and social developmentCase Studies: Morocco
Source: ITU World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Database
With its gave the opportunity to mainstream the WSIS outcomes at 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.
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.
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.Case Studies: South Africa
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)
The examples of projects: gave the opportunity to mainstream the WSIS outcomes at