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Global Symposium for Regulators (GSR-10), Dakar, Senegal, 10-12 November




Moderator: Mr Sami Al Basheer Al Morshid, Director BDT

Overview of the Connect a School, Connect a Community Initiative presented by Ms Susan Schorr, Head, Special Initiatives Division, BDT

  • Connect a School, Connect a Community: what policies to ensure ICT access by youth and children?

  • What policies and practices can ensure accessible ICTs for persons with disabilities and the empowerment of women through ICTs

  • How to leverage connected schools for other policy objectives: investment in infrastructure, using schools as community ICT centres to promote digital inclusion and foster a knowledge-based society


  • Prof. Prasit Prapinmongkolkarn, Chairman, National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), Thailand [information document]

  • Ms Emily Heather Khamula, Deputy Director, ICT Development, Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA), Malawi [information document]

  • Mr Arvind Kumar, Joint Advisor, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), India [information document]

  • Mr Idrissi Aatouf, Chief, Universal Service Implementation, Directorate Competition and Relationship with Operators, Agence Nationale de Réglementation des Télécommunications (ANRT), Morocco

Final report



Moderator: Mr John Alden, Vice President, Freedom Technologies and Web Editor, Connect a School, Connect a Community Toolkit

National School Connectivity Plans presented by Sofie Maddens, Senior Vice President Regulatory Reform, Director Africa, Telecommunications Management Group (TMG)

  • Why develop national school connectivity plans?

  • What elements are included?

  • Identifying funding options

  • Role of spectrum management in promoting school connectivity

  • Panelists:

  • Ms Roxanne McElvane, Senior Counselor, International Development, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), United States

  • Ms Mercy Wanjau, Principal Legal Officer, Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK), Kenya [information document]

Final report



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