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FROM WITFOR to WSIS TUNIS. Prof. Nadia Hegazi Senior Expert For International Relations Ministry Of Telecommunications And Information Technology. The Main Concern is:.

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From witfor to wsis tunis

FROM WITFOR to WSIS TUNIS

Prof. Nadia Hegazi

Senior Expert For International Relations

Ministry Of Telecommunications And Information Technology


The main concern is
The Main Concern is:

  • To create and activate the knowledge economy focused on extending Internet connectivity in the African states and the developing countries

  • To generate growth through translating connectivity into economic activities stimulating services, applications and content that create new markets and reduce costs and eventually increase productivity throughout the economy.

  • Collaborate previous efforts and presenting guidelines for critical areas


Aspects of the african information society
Aspects of the African Information Society

  • Capacity Building, human resource development, education and training.

  • E-Government and serving the citizens.

  • Cultural Diversity and Supporting Multilingual Content.


Aspects of african information society cont d
Aspects of African Information SocietyCont’d

  • Building a regional information infrastructure and info-structure

  • Trade, Commerce, research and development and Piracy in ICT.

  • Security Issues.


The opportunity
The opportunity

  • The information society is an excellent chance for :

  • Developing other sectors

  • Developing an ICT sector by itself

  • Socio economic development


Solidarity
SOLIDARITY

  • Solidarity in our Thinking

  • Solidarity of our Markets

  • Solidarity of our Finance


The wsis and africa
The WSIS and Africa

  • The WSIS has had consensus on all point relevant to the requirements of the west

  • All the issues relevant to Africa and developing countries were deferred to Tunis


Issues that need further development
ISSUES THAT NEED FURTHER DEVELOPMENT

  • FUNDING

  • INTERNET GOVERNANCE

  • FOLLOWUP MECHANISMS


Best practices
BEST PRACTICES

  • DEBT SWAPPING EG WHAT HAPPENED IN EGYPT


Follow up
FOLLOW UP

  • WE SHOULD USE OUR OWN INSTITUTES EG E-AFRICA COMMISSION AND ECA



Urgency of regional integration
Urgency of Regional Integration

Creating Regional Network:

  • This network is based on centers to transfer data, and focal Internet exchanges in the region. Such centers are the corner stones and base of this network.

  • Data centers and exchanges require fast connecting lines of fiber optics to link such points together.


Urgency of regional integration1
Urgency of Regional Integration

  • Regional integration is believed to be an essential condition to cut down on the cost of ICT services and provide better security


Urgency of regional integration cont d
Urgency of Regional Integration: Cont’d

  • This regional network is connected, on one hand, with corresponding ones in other regions (such as Europe, Asia, and others)

  • On the other hand, this network is connected with national networks of the region.


Building a regional information infrastructure and info structure
Building a Regional Information Infrastructure and Info-structure

  • Bulk purchase of International bandwidth to reduce cost of internet connectivity to the international backbone through coordination with the e-Africa commission.

  • Establishing own data centers or will set peering agreements with the existing data centers in the region, thus preventing regional communication from passing into other regions


Solidarity1
SOLIDARITY Info-structure

  • Pooling our money is one thing

  • Pooling our Resources

  • 1-Training resources South –South

  • 2-pooling our expertise

  • 3-integrating our markets

  • 4-Chances for Job Creation


Trade and commerce in the information society
TRADE AND COMMERCE IN THE INFORMATION SOCIETY Info-structure

  • The implementation of a regional root Certificate of Authority (CoA);

  • Multilateral and/or bilateral agreements on electronic commerce and trade;


What do we want from the tunis phase
WHAT DO WE WANT FROM THE TUNIS PHASE Info-structure

  • Do we want declarations??????

  • No

  • Do we have to wait till Tunis for projects

  • Why ????????


What should we do
WHAT SHOULD WE DO Info-structure

  • Start our work from now



Www mcit gov eg
www.mcit.gov.eg Info-structure


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