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ITU Forum on Conformance and Interoperability for the Arab and Africa Regions

Tunis (Tunisia)
5-7 November 2012



Day 1 - Day 2 - Day 3

Day 1 (5 November 2012)

Registration: 8:00

9:30 – 10:00 hours

Opening Session
Chair of the Forum:
Mr. Rached Hamza
Moderator: Mrs. Haifa Ferjani Lassoued, Responsible of the International Cooperation in CERT, Tunisia

  • Welcome address from the CEO of CERT: Mr. Rached Hamza
  • Opening remarks from ITU: Mr. Ebrahim Al-Haddad, Regional Director, Arab Regional Office
  • Opening remarks from the Tunisian ICT Ministry: Mr. Fathi Choubani, Advisor to the Minister
Coffee break: 10:00 - 10:30 hours

10:30 – 12:00 hours

Session 1: ITU Activities on Conformance and Interoperability
Mr. Ebrahim Al-Haddad, Regional Director, Arab Regional Office

This session will review the ITU Resolutions on conformity and interoperability. It will show the ITU C&I programme implementation including an overview on the ITU Conformity Database and the ITU C&I Portal

Lunch break: 12:00 - 13:45 hours

13:45 - 15:30 hours

Session 2: International Organizations: Standards, Procedures and Cooperation
Chair: Mr. Sami Trimech, ST2I

This session will consider the applicability of the global system for conformity assessment (ISO/CASCO Toolkit) and the views of global institutions in this field such as UNIDO, ILAC, IAF, COPANT, ISO and IEC including their approach to Conformity Assessment, Interoperability, Certification and Mutual Recognition Agreements and Arrangements

Coffee break: 15:30 - 16:00 hours

16:00 - 17:45 hours

Session 3: Conformity Assessment and Interoperability and Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRAs)
Chair: Mr. Karim Loukil, CERT, Tunisia

This session will consider the conformity assessment procedures set up by various organizations, test suites, certification schemes especially from experiences gained in the ARB and AFR regions. The view of the industry with respect to conformity assessment and certification will be also considered.

Day 1 - Day 2 - Day 3

Day 2 (6 November 2012)

8:45 – 10:45 hours

Session 4: C&I Policies, Accreditation, test labs, Certification, Regulations and needs in the region: the experience in developing countries
Chair: Mr. Amine Mcharek, Tunisia

This session will present the situation of the region with respect to laboratories, accreditation and certification schemes, regulators and industry views. It will also consider the point of views of regulators concerning the need of certification of products to be entered in a national market and to fight counterfeit products. Proposals, experiences, certification and rules, solutions, TBT issues. Best practices for labs accreditation, technologies covered, conformity assessment schemes, associated costs and procedures, products certification will be shown as well.

Coffee break: 10:45 - 11:00 hours

11:00 – 13:00 hours

Session 5: Building Test Labs
Chair: Mr. Sami Ben Lassoued, ERICSSON

This session will show some key elements of the BDT guidelines to set up laboratories in the region, strategies, best practices, costs, status in the industries and their labs. This session will also present the accreditation schemes that could be applied for the recognition by the ITU of conformity assessment bodies (Laboratories) and best experiences, IAF and ILAC procedures for MRAs and MLAs.

Lunch break: 13:00 - 14:30 hours

14:30 - 15:30 hours

Session 6: Panel Session vendors, operators and service providers: "Understanding the complexity of Accreditation, Conformity Assessment, Certification and Interoperability"
Moderator/Session Chair: Alaa Al-Din (Aladdin) Al-Radhi (ICT/Telecom/Internet Strategist & Consultant

15:30 - 16:00 hours

Session 7: Formation of Interactive groups Pillars 1 & 2 and Pillars 3 &  4
Chairmen: Riccardo Passerini and Paolo Rosa (ITU)
Moderators/Animators: Riccardo Passerini, Paolo Rosa, Bill McCrum, Andrew Kwan, Denis Andreev

Interactive groups will make possible discussions among the participants to find possible solutions to a satisfactorily implementation of the four pillars of the ITU C&I programme.

Coffee break: 16:00 - 16:30 hours

16:30 – 18:00 hours

Session 7A:

Interactive session on Pillars 1 and 2 of
the ITU C&I Program

Session 7B:

Interactive session on Pillars 3 and 4 of
the ITU C&I Program

Day 1 - Day 2 - Day 3

Day 3 (7 November 2012)

9:00 – 10:30 hours

Session 7A (cont'd):

Interactive session on Pillars 1 and 2 of
the ITU C&I Program

Session 7B (cont'd):

Interactive session on Pillars 3 and 4 of
the ITU C&I Program

Coffee break: 10:30 - 11:00 hours

11:00 – 11:30 hours

Presentations from the interactive sessions

11:30 – 12:30 hours

Session 8: Implementation of the C&I Programme and Action Plan
Moderators: Paolo Rosa and Riccardo Passerini (ITU)

Panel: Follow up for the implementation of the C&I programme in the region based on the results of the interactive sessions. Steps to be undertaken to facilitate the creation of regional test labs and to create capacity building opportunities at a regional level. Establishment of further actions economical, technical and regional presence.

Discussions with Panelists will follow

12:30 - 13:00 hours

Remarks and closing Ceremony

  • ITU
  • Hosting Administration
Lunch: 13:00 hours

Day 1 - Day 2 - Day 3



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