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 Monday, November 28, 2011

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) participated in the five-day workshop - “Emergency Communications, Climate Change, E-Waste and Cyber Security Awareness Workshop” organized by the Zambia ICT Authority (ZICTA).  The event was held in Lusaka, Zambia from 28 November to 02 December 2011.

The Forum brought together country representatives, international organizations, civil protection and enforcement agencies, academic institutions and other stakeholders involved in disaster management, envionment, regulation, cybercrime and cybersecurity to discuss the role of telecommunications/ICTs in improving lives.  The Forum’s main goal was to sensitize the stakeholders in Zambia in relation to topics covered during the five day workshop.

The event raised many important issues, including:

Role of telecommunications/ICTs in disaster management
Tampere Convention, the importance of its ratification
National Emergency Telecommunications Plan, Early Warning System
Country experiences in disaster management
Cybercrime and Cybersecurity
ICT Regulation and Enablement
e-Waste Management and Environment
Climate Change Adaptation and ICTs

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