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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National Reporting on WSIS Implementation Mechanisms and ICT Strategies
Jaroslaw K. Ponder
International Telecommunication UnionTelecommunication Development Bureau
national development plans
evolution of the e-strategies
examples of successfully implemented national strategies
(Seychelles, South Africa, Morocco, Mauritius)
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.
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 development
Source: ITU World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Database
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.
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.
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:
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Jaroslaw K. Ponder
International Telecommunication Union
Telecommunication Development Bureau