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APT ICT Initiatives in the Asia-Pacific Region Interagency Coordination Meeting on ICT10 October 2002

by:

R. B. KUMARAPATHIRANA

Director, Proj. Development

Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT)

e-mail: [email protected]

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ICT Initiatives by APT

Asia-Pacific Summit on the Information Society

Improving Information & Communication

Infrastructure

HRD and Enhancement of ICT Capacity

Regional and Global ICT Co-operation

ICT Policy & Regulatory Frameworks

Development of ICT Access

Information Sharing

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APT Meetings Workshops and Seminars

  • Regional Seminar on E- Commerce

  • Meeting on Bridging the Digital

    Divide

  • Seminar on Digital Opportunity for

    all: ICT& the Fight Against Poverty

  • Meetings/Workshops on ICT


APT Meetings Workshops and Seminars

Continuation…

  • Workshop on Networking Strategy

    for Regional Internet Traffic Routing

  • Asia Pacific Forum on

    Telecommunication Policy

    and Regulation

  • Preparatory meetings for

    Global events


Regional seminar on e commerce
Regional Seminar on E-Commerce

When: December 11-14, 2001

Where: Bangalore India

Results:

1. Set up a voluntary group of legal experts on

Cyber laws

2. Draw guidelines, good practices, information

security and web certification program

3. Enhance ICT infrastructure, network and access facilities in rural areas.

4. Encourage the establishment of an E-Commerce Council at local government level from various stakeholders

5. Evolve a common framework for e-Commerce readiness in multi-sectoral development index.

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Meeting on bridging the digital divide
Meeting on Bridging the Digital Divide

When: Feb. 11-14, 2002

Where: New Delhi, India

Results:

1. The meeting discussed the approaches of bringing the digital divide which include affordable Internet access, best practices, partnerships and multimedia

2. Developed common APT Proposals for WTDC-02 such as:

- HRD and Enhancement of ICT Literacy

- Bridging the digital divide

- Migrating Strategies to Next Generation Networks

- Info-security

- Positive use of Internet

- Committee on Strategic Plan for WTDC

- Regulatory Initiatives

- International Internet Connection and Charging

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Seminar on digital opportunity for all ict the fight against poverty
Seminar on Digital Opportunity for all: ICT& the Fight Against Poverty

When: 29 July to August 1, 2002

Where: Chiang Rai, Thailand

Results:

1. The possibility of the establishment of an A-P Institute of Information Technology for Poverty Reduction (APIITPR)

2. Enhancement of the use ICT for poverty reduction that encompass the support at all levels.

3. Promote establishment of MCTs in rural areas

4. Promotion of regional initiatives on ICT and sustainable development in keeping with the goals of the Millennium Declaration and the World Summit on Sustainable Development

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The pacific regional meeting on ict
The Pacific Regional Meeting on ICT Against Poverty

When: 15 & 18 April 2002, Suva Fiji Island

Where: Suva, Fiji

The meeting discussed the following key issues among other things:

· Country experiences and Status of ICT development;

· ICTs to promote services in rural areas;

· Internet applications;

· Implementation of Tokyo Action Planer;

· WSIS Preparations;

· Future Plans for development of ICTs in Pacific.

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Workshops on networking strategy for regional internet traffic routing
Workshops on Networking Strategy for Regional Internet Traffic Routing

When: 9 - 11 May 2002

Where: Koror, Palau

Recommendations:

APT members to:

• Enhance their effective internet bandwidth,

• Reduce costs and access time

• Reduce reliance on external international links

• Hold a high level meeting on Internet hub location strategy

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Asia pacific forum on telecommunication policy and regulation
Asia Pacific Forum on Telecommunication Policy and Regulation

When: 6 to 18 May, 2002

Where: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Results:

  • Increase information sharing of regulatory development and experiences among members in the region;

  • Increase utilization of on-line consultation, electronic discussion board, websites including utilizing the APT website and APT e-mail reflector system.

  • Set up a Consultative group on Regulation (COR); to provide a voluntary resource for consultation on regulatory issues covering

    • Convergence;

    • Domain Name System;

    • Internet Charging Arrangements;

    • Consumer Protection;

  • Organize an annual Forum on Policy and Regulation to discuss the topics and issues of current interest;

  • Publish a Regulatory Compendium annually.

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AIIS Programmes Regulation

(Asia-Pacific Initiatives for the Information Society)

Technical Assistance on AIIS Projects, ICT Capacity Building, Training and Study Visits

ICT Compendium and other publications

AIIS Meeting

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Aiis meeting
AIIS MEETING Regulation

When: August 5 – 9, 2002

Where: Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam

Results:

1. The meeting discussed the status of the

implementation of Tokyo Declaration and

Action Plan and other specific actions in the

region in bridging the digital divide.

2. Discussed initiatives by members on ICT, approval

of AIIS Projects and other future activities.

3. Discussed the promotion, development and

implementation of the ICT infrastructure in the APT

member countries and ICT industry in the region

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ICT Collaboration and Partnerships Regulation

UN, International and

Regional Organizations

APT Members

Private Sector

NGO/NGI

CIVIL SOCIETIES

INDUSTRY

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PILOT PROJECTS

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List of Pilot Projects Regulation

1. Interactive Medical Curriculum Pilot Project (Australia)

2. Pilot Project on Distance Learning & Remote Library Access (India)

3. Integrated Next Generation Electronic Commerce Environment Project

(Japan)

4. Distance Training via Internet (DTvI) (Japan)

5. Pilot Project for Telework Enhancement(Japan)

6. Asian Internet Interconnection Initiative Project (Japan)

7. AP II Technology Center Project (Japan)

8. Post Partners Project (Japan)

9. The Collaborative-research project on Multimedia Human Resource

Development System Network Technologies (Japan)

10.Virtual Post Office on the Net (Rep. of Korea)

11.Electronic Culture Center (Rep.of Korea)

12.The Tele-Vocational Education (Rep.of Korea)

13.The Study of Experimental Development of Community

Communications Centers in Rural Areas of Thailand (Thailand)

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List of Pilot Projects Regulation

14. Telemedicine Pilot Project (ITU)

15. Feasibility Studyof a Regional Digital Security Authority

(Hong Kong,China)

16. Broadband Interactive Distance Learning (Hong Kong, China)

17. Asia-Pacific Academic and Research Network (Hong Kong,

China)

18. Pilot Study on RegionalElectronic Commerce (Hong Kong,

China)

19. Health Electronic Service Delivery (HESD) (Hong Kong, China)

20. Tele-education (Iran)

21. Advanced Satellite Test-bed Project (Japan)

22. Virtual Mall and Commerce Services (Malaysia)

23.Internetworking of test-bed Environment for Malaysia

Multimedia Applications and Networking (TEMAN) with AII

test-beds (Malaysia)

24.Governmental Electronic Messaging (GEM) (Philippines)

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List of Pilot Projects Regulation

25. ATM-test bed (Philippines)

26. Community Tele-service Center (CTC) (Mongolia)

27. Videoconferencing (Thailand)

28. The Study of Electronic Commerce for SME's in Thailand (Thailand)

29. TechLink - An On-Line Information Network for New Technologies and

Innovation (Hong Kong, China)

30. Lao Internet Infrastructure Development Project (Lao, PDR)

31. Government Computer Network Standardization and Security (Maldives)

32. Community Tele-Centre Pilot Project (Maldives)

33. For Provision of Telecommunications Facilities to Network the Sugar Mills

with the Cane Growers in Rural Areas (India)

34. Establishment of a Multi-Purpose Community Tele-Service Centre

for Rural Thailand (Thailand)

35. Thailand’s E-Tourism Master Framework (Thailand)

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Forthcoming apt activities
Forthcoming APT Activities Regulation

Support to regional preparatory meeting on WSIS

(January 13-17, 2003, Tokyo, Japan)

Seminar on e-Government (2003)

Training Courses, Study Visits, Workshops,Expert Missions on ICT (2002/2003)

APT ICT-HRD Program on Exchange of Engineers and Researchers (2002/2003)

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4 Research Projects Regulation

(Completed)

1. Dissemination of Advanced Mobile Communications Technologies in Asian Countries

2. Selection of Appropriate technology in Access Network Planning Using Geographic Information System

3. Survey on Research and Development of Machine Translation in Asian countries

4. Thai Speech Recognition within the SPREC framework

7 Projects (On Going)

1.Experiment in Rural Areas using Wireless System

2. Research & Development of Japanese – Chinese Bi-Direction Machine Translation

3. Development and Implementation of an Integrated Voice and Web Based Public Service System for Rural Community in Indonesia, an e-Government Pilot Project

4. QoS in Multimedia NETWORK Architecture

5. Next Generation Telecommunication Terminal

6. Implementation of Supply Chain Management using Information Technology For Agricultural Product Distribution in Indonesia

7. Mobile Communication Technology for Medical Care and Triage (Project MCT for MCT)


Forthcoming apt activities1
Forthcoming APT Activities Regulation

Regional Pilot Projects on e-government, schoolnet and rural Internet Access)

Country Projects on ICT and MCTs

AIIS Compendium

ICT Partnership Program

Interagency Cooperation

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Future cooperation on ict
Future Cooperation on ICT Regulation

  • World Summit on Information Society

  • Information Sharing Mechanism

  • Strengthening Partnership and Collaboration

  • Establishment of ICT Working Group

  • ICT Secretariat through Interagency Cooperation

CIVIL SOCIETY

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APT Website Regulation


THANK YOU Regulation


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