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Connect Africa Summit Kigali, Rwanda 29-30 October 2007 Outcomes Report. Mr. Sami Al Basheer Al Morshid Director, Telecommunication Development Bureau, ITU. Summit Goals agreed.

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Connect africa summit kigali rwanda 29 30 october 2007 outcomes report

Connect Africa SummitKigali, Rwanda 29-30 October 2007Outcomes Report

Mr. Sami Al Basheer Al Morshid

Director, Telecommunication Development Bureau, ITU


Connect africa summit kigali rwanda 29 30 october 2007 outcomes report

Summit Goals agreed

Goal 1: Interconnect all African capitals and major cities e and strengthen connectivity to the rest of the world by 2012.

Goal 2: Connect African villages to broadband ICT services by 2015.

Goal 3: Adopt key regulatory measures that promote affordable access to a full range of broadband ICT services,


Connect africa summit kigali rwanda 29 30 october 2007 outcomes report

Summit Goals (cont.)

Goal 4: Capacity building-Support the development of a critical mass of ICT skills required by the knowledge economy

Goal 5: Adopt a national e-strategy, including

a cyber-security framework,

deploy at least one flagship e-government service & e-education, e-commerce and e-health services using accessible technologies in each country in Africa by 2012.


Connect africa summit kigali rwanda 29 30 october 2007 outcomes report

Summit Commitments

GSMA

US $50 billion between now and 2012 in new investment across the continent to expand and upgrade networks.

  • The World Bank Group

    • Will double its commitment to ICT in Africa to US$2 billion by 2012 .

    • Recent announcement of the US$424 million for regional Communications Infrastructure Program for countries in Eastern and Southern Africa and on the IFC financing of the Eastern African Submarine Cable Systems (EASSy).


Connect africa summit kigali rwanda 29 30 october 2007 outcomes report

Summit Commitments

  • The European Commission

    • EU-Africa Partnership for Infrastructure established to support trans-African networks

    • EU Trust Fund for Africa established with the European Investment Bank and ten EU member states

    • 100 million Euros in grants & 260 Million Euros for loans for the period 2007-2008.

  • AfDB

    • US$65m to two key regional infrastructure projects: RASCOM and EASSy

    • Scaling up its investments in infrastructure,

    • Projecting to invest 60% of its concessional resources on infrastructure, including ICT, in the next three years.


Connect africa summit kigali rwanda 29 30 october 2007 outcomes report

Summit Commitments

  • Rwanda and Tunisia (with AfDB)

  • New Centres of Excellence

  • Spain

    • 1 million Euro contribution to ITUto establish a Centre of Excellence for Portuguese and Spanish-speaking countries in Africa

    • ICT scholarships and internships for youth and support for ICT training centres.


Connect africa summit kigali rwanda 29 30 october 2007 outcomes report

Next steps: Implementation

  • ITU taking lead with AfdB

  • Monitoring all projects and actions

  • “6 Month” Follow up event Cairo, May 2008 all partners to give progress report


Connect africa summit kigali rwanda 29 30 october 2007 outcomes report

Implementation

  • ITU and the AfDB

    • Focus goal to interconnect capitals by 2012

    • Jointly undertake feasibility studies and develop project proposals for consideration by funding partners, including members of the Africa Infrastructure Consortium.

    • Collaborate in assisting countries to develop policies and regulations to encourage new ICT infrastructure investments.


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