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Training for Central and Eastern European Administrations on Enhanced Collaboration with the ITU


Training on Enhanced Collaboration with the ITU has been organized for Central and Eastern European Administrations by the Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) in close collaboration with the Radiocommunication and Standardization Bureaus as well as General Secretariat. The training is going to be held from 26-27 January 2009 in the ITU Headquarters, Room A (Tower Building).

The purpose of this training is to provide the overview of key ITU activities, to highlight the opportunities for enhanced cooperation with the ITU, to show best practices, to present the working methods and to demonstrate the possible involvement of new membership from the CEE countries in the works of the ITU.

This training is targeted at the staff of the Ministries and Regulatory Authorities, in particular those who require very good understanding of the ITU role and functions in the telecommunication/ICT sector for accomplishing their tasks.

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Draft Agenda and the Background Materials  

Day One, Monday, 26 January 2009

08:30 – 09:00


09:00 – 09:30

Opening Ceremony

  • Al Basheer Al Morshid, BDT Director [DOC]

  • Yury Grin, Deputy to the BDT Director [PPT]

09:30 – 10:20

Telecommunication Development Sector (ITU-D)

  • Europe Coordination - Jaroslaw Ponder, Coordinator [PPT]

  • Regulatory and Market Environment – Nancy Sundberd, Regulatory Specialist [PPT]

10:20 – 10:40

Coffee Break

10:40 – 13:00

Telecommunication Development Sector (ITU-D)

  • Cybersecurity and ICT Applications – Marco Obiso, Advisor [PPT]

  • Human Capacity Building – Robert Shaw, Head [ZIP

  • Telecommunication & Network Development – Riccardo Passerini, Head [PPT]

  • ICT Statistics and Indicators – Esperanza Magpantay [PPT]

  • Special Initiatives – Asenath Mpatwa, Head [PPT]

  • Emergency Telecommunications – Cosmas Zavazava, Head [PPT]

  • Projects – Ramita Sharma, Head [PPT]

  • Study Groups – Alessandra Pileri, Coordinator [PPT]

  • Questions & Answers

13:00 – 14:00 


14:00 – 15:30

Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R)

  • Opening by Mr Valery Timofeev, BR Director [WEB]

  • Fabio Leite, Deputy to the BR Director [PPT]

  • Kevin Hughes, Chief, Study Group Department (SGD) [PPT]

15:30 – 15:45

Coffee Break

15:45 – 16:45

Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T)

  • Opening by Mr Malcolm Johnson, TSB Director [WEB]

  • ITU-T Overview & Working Methods – Georges Sebek, Counselor [PPT]

  • Technology Watch – Arthur Levin, Head, Telecommunication Standardization Policy Division [PPT]

  • WTSA-08 Results – Georges Sebek, Counselor [PPT]

16:45 – 18:00

Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T)

  • Universities and Kaleidoscope - Paolo Rosa, Head, Workshops and Promotion Divison [PPT]

  • Standardization Gap and Participation in ITU-T Activities – Mr. Paolo Rosa, Head, Workshops and Promotion Divison [PPT]

Day Two, Tuesday, 27 January 2009

09:00 – 10:30

Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R): Onsite Visit (Varembe)

  • Space Service Department (SSD)  
    Yvon Henri, Chief, SSD

  • Terrestrial Services Department (TSD)
    Wolfgang Frank, Chief, TSD

10:30 – 10:45

Coffee Break

10:45 – 12:30

General Secretariat

  • Luiz Fernando Ferreira Da Silva, Head, External Affairs and Corporate Communication

  • Marie-Odile Beau, Head, Corporate Governance and Membership [PPT]

  • Michela Menting, Policy Analyst, Corporate Strategy Division [PPT]

12:30 – 13:30

Way Forwards

  • Yury Grin, Deputy to the BDT Director

13:30 – 13:40 

Closing Ceremony


General Information  

Dates: 26-27 January 2009
Telecommunication Administrations and Regulatory Authorities from CEE
ITU Headquarters, Tower, Room A 
Organizer: ITU
Contact: Jaroslaw Ponder, Coordinator, Europe, BDT/ITU

Documents and downloads  

Who should attend?

  • Staff of telecommunication administrations and regulatory authorities from the following countries:

    • Albania

    • Bosnia and Herzegovina

    • Bulgaria

    • Croatia

    • Cyprus

    • Czech Republic

    • Estonia

    • Hungary

    • Latvia

    • Lithuania

    • Malta

    • Macedonia

    • Montenegro

    • Poland

    • Romania

    • Serbia

    • Slovakia

    • Slovenia

    • Turkey





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