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Friday12 November 2010

  09:30 - 11:00          SESSION 8: MEASURING REGULATORY EFFICIENCY

Moderator: Mr Charles Njoroge, Director General, Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK)

Regulatory Self-Assessment Tool, presented by Mr Daniel Leza, Vice President, Legal and Regulatory, TMG [presentation] [methodological note and questionnaire]

  • Understanding the evolution of regulatory authorities, and understanding the various approaches

  • Assessing the different institutional frameworks: what tools to measure regulator’s efficiency?

  • What instruments? Performance indicators and measures, periodic performance assessment?

  • How to assess the institutional changes required to adapt to the fast changing environment?

  • Understanding the various approaches

Interactive panel discussion

Panelists:

  • Mr Tomas Barakauskas, Director, Communications Regulatory Authority, Lithuania

  • Prof. Milan Jankovic, Director, Republic Agency for Electronic Communications (RATEL), Serbia

  • Mr Joseph Nana, Member of the Council of Regulation, Autorité de Régulation des Communications Electroniques (ARCE), Burkina Faso

  • Ms Tamir Ukhnaa, Director General, Regulatory Department, Communications Regulatory Commission of Mongolia, Mongolia

  11:00 - 11:15          COFFEE  BREAK         

  11:15 - 12:30          CONNECT A SCHOOL CONNECT A COMMUNITY WORKSHOP

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

Panelists:

  • 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]

  12:30 - 14.30          LUNCH

  14:30 - 16:00          NATIONAL SCHOOL CONNECTIVITY PLAN WORKSHOP

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]

  16:00 - 16:15          COFFEE  BREAK

  16:15 - 17:30          WAY FORWARD and CLOSING

Wednesday 10 November 2010 Thursday 11 November 2010 Friday 12 November 2010

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