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WTDC17 [1055] Side Event: Lightning Session on Satellite and the SDGs Making a Difference (EMEA Satellite Operators Association (ESOA)), PACIFICO 2nd basement : 09/October/2017 12:35-13:0088
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The UN SDGs set a clear vision for the future. A world of equal opportunities; a world that is taken care of; a world of inclusion and partnerships. No single solution holds the key. Success will be defined by more people being connected; more collaboration; more solutions being deployed where needed. All stakeholders have a role to play and no person, country or technology should be left out. Satellite operators contribute to many of the 2030 objectives, making the world a better place by giving people and organizations access to the modern, digital world.

 

Speakers

 

Ethan Lucarelli, Global Network and Services Policy at ESOA is Director of Regulatory & Public Policy at Inmarsat, where he develops and implements company policy advocacy efforts in domestic and international fora focusing on emerging technologies, intergovernmental organizations, and sustainable development. He also assists in legal and compliance efforts related to communications regulatory obligations in the United States and Canada. Mr. Lucarelli is also an adjunct professor at the George Washington University Law School, where he teaches courses in Telecommunications Law and Scholarly writing.  Previously, he was an attorney in the Telecommunications, Media, and Technology group at Washington, DC law firm Wiley Rein LLP. Mr. Lucarelli earned his J.D. with highest honors from GW Law and a Bachelor of Science in Communications from the University of Illinois.

 

Natalia Vicente is Head of Public Affairs at the ESOA. Her role is to maintain relationships with key public and private sector stakeholders and decision-makers. Natalia is responsible for evaluating policy developments at the European Union and Member State level as well as for formulating of the Association’s positions, in the area of digital policies, spectrum management, access to broadband, broadcasting, UHDTV and emergency communications.
Before joining ESOA, Natalia worked for the European Telecommunications Network Operator´s (ETNO) as Public and Regulatory Affairs Officer. She started her career in Brussels working with Telefonica and Telecom Italia. During her professional experience she has also helped building a startup. She holds an MBA and graduated in Law in Spain.

 

-PACIFICO 2nd basementWTDC17 [1055] Side Event: Lightning Session on Satellite and the SDGs Making a Difference (EMEA Satellite Operators Association (ESOA)), PACIFICO 2nd basement : 09/October/2017 12:35-13:00Side event
10/9/2017 13:0010/9/2017 12:35https://youtu.be/L2BoAtxRuMU
WTDC17 [1085] Side Event: Lightning Session on Argentinian Modernization Plan (Ministry of Modernization), PACIFICO 2nd basement : 09/October/2017 17:30-17:5096
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Speaker:

Andrés Horacio Ibarra
He was born in Argentina in March 1957, he is married and has four children.
Andrés Ibarra was appointed the Minister of National Modernization in December 2015. Previously, he had been serving as the Minister of Modernization for the City of Buenos Aires since 2011, as well as the Secretary of Human Resources for the Ministry of the Treasury. Before that, he served as a Deputy Secretary of Education for the City Government’s Ministry of Education.
Some of his finest work has been during his tenure as General Manager of the Boca Juniors Football Club, Corporate Commercial Director and Marketing Director of the Argentinian Postal “Correo Argentino S.A.,” and Financial, Commercial and Human Resources Director at motorways company “Autopistas del Sol.”
After receiving his Bachelor's Degree in Economics, he graduated from Stanford University with a postgraduate degree in the Executive Program in Strategy and Organization. He has developed programs as a professor at the Catholic University of Argentina, giving lectures both around the country and abroad. Together with President Mauricio Macri, he authored the books “Pasión y Gestión” and “Buenos Aires para los Argentinos, Ciudad Inteligente que Construye Futuro.” The latter reflects the modernization process of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires.

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10/9/2017 17:5010/9/2017 17:30https://youtu.be/DXiD1VqoNbY
WTDC17 [1090] Side Event: WTDC Women’s Breakfast (by invitation only), FOYER BUEN AIRE 2nd floor : 10/October/2017 08:00-09:156
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Globally, there are fewer women studying and working in careers requiring advanced digital skills.  However, many jobs requiring advanced digital skills go unfilled because employers cannot find staff with the requisite skills. To address this issue, BDT has led the International Girls in ICT Day Campaign agreed by ITU Member States in 2010 in Plenipotentiary Resolution 70 (Busan, Rev. 2014). This growing global campaign has reached 300,000 girls and young women in 166 countries worldwide since it was launched. Since that time, as the digital economy takes hold around the world, a number of countries have begun implementing year-round programmes and activities to prepare more young women and girls for ICT studies and careers, effectively making every day Girls in ICT Day.  This includes programmes designed to teach girls and young women skills such as mobile app development, how to participate in national pitching contests and provide much-needed mentoring by women role models.

ITU and ILO have also launched the Digital Skills for Decent Jobs for Youth (www.itu.int/digitalskills) campaign with the ambitious target of training 5 million young men and women around the world with job-ready digital skills. The campaign, launched at the 2017 World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum, seeks to incentivize stakeholders to train young women and men for the growing number of jobs requiring advanced digital skills and thereby advance digital economies and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The WTDC-17 Women's Breakfast will showcase initiatives and share experiences on facilitating digital skills and job creation opportunities for women and girls. These include steps ITU and its members are taking that are making every day Girls in ICT Day as well as digital skills training programmes and job placement services for young women in support of the Digital Skills for Decent Jobs for Youth campaign.  These initiatives aim to contribute to achieving SDG 5 as well as support ICT sector development as a whole.  Join us and ride the wave to a bright future for women and girls empowered with digital economy skills.

The side event, which will be conducted Davos style, will conclude with an opportunity for interested stakeholders to pitch their project proposals to prepare more women for careers in the digital economy.

 

For more information  see Digital Inclusion Events to WTDC-17

-FOYER BUEN AIRE 2nd floorWTDC17 [1090] Side Event: WTDC Women’s Breakfast (by invitation only), FOYER BUEN AIRE 2nd floor : 10/October/2017 08:00-09:15Side event
10/10/2017 9:1510/10/2017 8:00http://www.itu.int/go/WTDC17-Webcast-Archive
WTDC17 [1190] Side Event: Digital Skills for Youth Employment in the Digital Economy, PACARA 5th floor : 11/October/2017 12:35-13:3026
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Digital skills are recognized as one of the key building blocks for creating the digital economy, along with connectivity, security, trust and innovation.  According to the OECD, digital skills, especially high-level skills, "enable innovation in a digital economy to flourish . . . [and] support the infrastructure that firms, governments, commerce and users rely on." That's why a growing number of countries and organizations have included digital skills training as part of their overall strategy to grow their national digital economies.

 Digital skills also lead to job creation and higher pay.  Globally, some 10 million jobs requiring advanced digital/ICT skills, such as big data, coding, cybersecurity, Internet of Things and mobile app development, are going unfilled because employers cannot find staff with the requisite skills.  Jobs requiring advanced digital skills also generally pay much more than jobs requiring no or only basic digital skills. Governments and a range of stakeholders can equip young people with highly demanded digital skills to ensure that they benefit from these employment opportunities and thereby create an inclusive digital economy and society.  The good news is that many training programmes on digital skills already exist which can be leveraged by governments seeking to develop their own national plans. In addition, coding bootcamps, which rapidly train young people to code and support their job placement have emerged as one solution to fill the digital skills talent gap. 

The importance of promoting digital skills for youth employment has been recognized by ITU Member States, the European Commission in its Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition and the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth (Global Initiative), launched by ILO, ITU and twenty other United Nations agencies. To further the Global Initiative, ITU and ILO have launched the Digital Skills for Decent Jobs for Youth (www.itu.int/digitalskills) campaign to train 5 million youth worldwide with job-ready digital skills.  This work contributes to achieving SDG 8 and supports employers across a range of industries to fill their growing talent gap.

 This session will explore the latest trends in digital skills for youth employment in the digital economy. It will also highlight the role of ITU in promoting digital skills for youth employment globally and share the latest developments from ITU Members, the European Commission, the Global Initiative and the joint ILO – ITU Digital Skills for Decent Jobs Campaign.

 

For more information see Digital Inclusion Events to WTDC-17

-PACARA 5th floorWTDC17 [1190] Side Event: Digital Skills for Youth Employment in the Digital Economy, PACARA 5th floor : 11/October/2017 12:35-13:30Side event
10/11/2017 13:3010/11/2017 12:35https://youtu.be/Zrz6p5JRmPo
WTDC17 [1255] Side Event: Academia④SDGs: from research to innovative solutions to accelerate sustainable development, PACARA 5th floor : 12/October/2017 12:35-13:3091
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The objective of this side event is to showcase existing and new pilot ITU-D platforms for Academia engagement and other Academia-led projects and initiatives in ICT④SDGs. It will also provide an opportunity for all academia members to discuss the possible ways to strengthen the involvement of academia in the future implementation of ICT④SDGs related projects and initiatives. Stakeholders will be encouraged to pitch their proposals for new actions and to announce new agreements supporting engagement of academia in the ICT④SDGs implementation.

Background

Within the diversity of players in the converged ICT ecosystem there is growing recognition of the importance of bringing academic wealth of knowledge and scientific expertise to public-private debates and partnerships. Academia fosters innovative and sustainable solutions by providing a space where talent, research and technology come together to solve the world's most pressing problems.

Today ITU has a large involvement of Academia and research institutions. As the portfolio of Academia members continues to grow, various types of collaborative platforms or products such as the ITU Academy, the ITU Journal, and various development projects are being explored with the active engagement of Academia members and partners. Recently, the ITU Telecommunication Development Sector has been carrying out a joint research with renowned experts from the academic community to develop an impact study for SDGs, where ICT-centric innovation can foster economic and inclusive growth and job creation.

Furthermore, Argentina has been a key ITU partner is fostering the involvement of over 20 national academic institutions in the work of the ITU, aiming to encourage information sharing and cooperative relationships between universities and their associated research establishments and manufacturers, operators and public authorities from ITU's Member States.

 

 Draft Agenda

 

Contact : Andrea Maia (andrea.maia@itu.int )

-PACARA 5th floorWTDC17 [1255] Side Event: Academia④SDGs: from research to innovative solutions to accelerate sustainable development, PACARA 5th floor : 12/October/2017 12:35-13:30Side event
10/12/2017 13:3010/12/2017 12:35https://youtu.be/mzC11O2augM
WTDC17 [1285] Side Event : Digital Economy : Accelerating digital transformation through innovation, PACARA 5th floor : 13/October/2017 08:00-08:5035
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The objective of this side event is to provide opportunities to bring together multi-stakeholders to discuss digital innovation frameworks leading towards a common agenda to foster innovation through public service stakeholders, startups, and SMEs. Stakeholders will be briefed on the growing digital innovation divide, common challenges facing entrepreneurs and possible solutions to support them. The side event will also feature flagship projects contributing to a common agenda: this includes a discussion about key projects based on holistic digital innovation frameworks that foster vibrant digital ecosystems. Furthermore, this side event will provide an opportunity to discuss the requirements needed to bridge the innovation divide: resource owners and projects owners will discuss their vision and mechanisms to develop a common resource agenda.

Background

ITU innovation research has shown that there is a growing digital innovation divide among countries, and that resources are urgently needed to help foster and catalyze dynamic ICT ecosystems that can ensure sustainable development. To bridge this divide, entrepreneurs need to be supported in their journey to transform their economies. Entrepreneurs stimulate innovation because they build companies to deliver novel solutions. They participate in all stages of the innovation life cycle from conception to implementation. Entrepreneurs can be leaders and champions in the ecosystem.

The private sector, and in particular entrepreneurs, need to be seen as the centre of innovation. Cultivating an innovative, entrepreneurial culture involves sharing key values such as risk-taking, an appreciation for failure, and a willingness to iterate and learn. Developing supportive policies and regulations can provide fertile ground for the efforts of entrepreneurs and innovators, while poorly developed policies can stifle innovation. Without fostering entrepreneurship, especially through digital innovation, countries cannot create solutions to their unique problems.

Innovation was identified as a priority at the World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC-14) and at the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference in 2014. The main objectives are to strengthen the membership's capabilities to integrate ICT innovation in their national development agendas, and to promote a culture of innovation. Innovation is highlighted in Goal 9 of the Sustainable Development Goals: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.

Since WTDC-14, and through the ITU-D Global Innovation Platform, BDT has been bringing together policymakers, academics, entrepreneurs, finance stakeholders, and technology champions to accelerate innovation at the national, regional and global scales. This side event aims to provide a one stop-shop platform for connecting, co-creating opportunities, collaborating and sharing knowledge and best practices and advocating for innovation capacity flagship projects and programs to help countries accelerate digital transformation .

 

Contact: Mohamed Ba (mohamed.ba@itu.int)
Website
: http://www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/Innovation/Pages/default.aspx

-PACARA 5th floorWTDC17 [1285] Side Event : Digital Economy : Accelerating digital transformation through innovation, PACARA 5th floor : 13/October/2017 08:00-08:50Side event
10/13/2017 8:5010/13/2017 8:00http://www.itu.int/go/WTDC17-Webcast-Archive
WTDC17 [1310] Side Event: Emergency Telecommunications (13 October is International Day for Disaster Reduction), PACARA 5th floor : 13/October/2017 12:05-12:5034
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The objective of this event is to showcase the work of ITU-D in the area of emergency telecommunication deployment and its close cooperation with public and private sector partners, on the occasion of the International Day for Disaster Reduction.

Background

Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) play an important role in facilitating the flow of vital information in a timely manner when disasters strike. Information is critical for government agencies and humanitarian actors for decision making processes, as well as for rapid response during emergencies. ITU-D plays an important role in ensuring that its Member States benefit from the huge opportunities that ICTs deliver for disaster prevention, preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery. Supported by many partners, it delivers ICTs for development across all phases of disaster management, and ITU-D's work is multi-hazard, multi-technology, and multi-stakeholder.

October 13th is the International Day for Disaster Reduction and this event would mark this day by providing an opportunity to showcase the work of ITU-D in the area of emergency telecommunication deployment and its close cooperation with public and private sector partners. It will present the work of Members States and Sector Members to highlight the role of ICTs in disaster management, the importance of ICTs for early warning and monitoring systems, and new technological developments and tools used for monitoring, early warning and to respond and restore communication networks when disasters strike.


Contact : Vanessa Gray ( Vanessa.gray@itu.int)
Website
: http://www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/Emergency-Telecommunications/Pages/default.aspx

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WTDC17 [1410] Side Event: Cybersecurity, PACARA 5th floor : 16/October/2017 12:35-13:3048
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The objective of this side event is to discuss the work of ITU-D and BDT and showcase some BDT cybersecurity related flagship initiatives (e.g. the Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI), the National Cybersecurity Strategy project (NCS), among others), in order to collect views and inputs from the membership, so to improve BDT service delivery for the benefit of the Member States.

Background

National Cybersecurity Strategy

BDT is currently leading the National Cybersecurity Strategy (NCS) project, a multi-stakeholder effort aimed at harmonizing existing guides, toolkits and publications on National Cybersecurity Strategies into a internally recognized, co-authored, co-branded product that would constitute a one stop shop for governments and any interested institution engaged in elaborating and developing cybersecurity strategies and policies at the national level.

Global Cybersecurity Index

The Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) is a multi-stakeholder initiative that measures the commitment of countries to cybersecurity. Cybersecurity has a wide field of applications that cuts across many industries and sectors. Each country's level of development will therefore be analyzed within five categories: Legal Measures, Technical Measures, Organizational Measures, Capacity Building and Cooperation.​​​​​

 

Contact: Marco Obiso ( marco.obiso@itu.int)
Website : http://www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/Cybersecurity/Pages/default.aspx

-PACARA 5th floorWTDC17 [1410] Side Event: Cybersecurity, PACARA 5th floor : 16/October/2017 12:35-13:30Side event
10/16/2017 13:3010/16/2017 12:35https://youtu.be/q_4aD6ExLBE
WTDC17 [1450] Side Event: Lightning Session on UNESCO harnessing ICT4SDG towards knowledge societies (UNESCO), PACIFICO 2nd basement : 16/October/2017 17:35-18:0052
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​UNESCO is engaged in significant work using ICTs to advance SDG 16 which includes “public access to information and fundamental freedoms, in accordance with national legislation and international agreements”. UNESCO sees this as relevant to all SDGs, which is the message publicized on 28 September, which UNESCO has recognized as International Day for the Universal Access to Information. Amongst UNESCO’s partnerships connecting ICT to advancing knowledge societies for sustainable development, has been a MOOC that has provided training on freedom of expression standards in the digital age for 5000 representatives of judicial systems in Latin America. Another experimental MOOC has raised Media & Information Literacy levels amongst 500 youth worldwide. WTCD-17 participants are invited to hear more about such initiatives which leverage UNESCO’s mandate and strengths in ICT4SDG.

 

Speakers:
Guilherme Canela

UNESCO Communication and Information Adviser for Mercosur (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay) and Chile. He is also Regional Coordinator of the UNESCO Initiative for the Promotion of Democracy and Freedom of Expression in judicial systems in Latin America.  Regional Secretary of the Memory of the World Programme of UNESCO

Dafne Plou

Coordinator of  the Women's Rights Programme, Association for Progressive Communications,  in Latin America and the Caribbean. She is a journalist and expert on women and media, gender and ICT issues and policies, and also Editor of the portal Genderit.org in Spanish, on gender, technology and internet policies www.genderit.org/es

-PACIFICO 2nd basementWTDC17 [1450] Side Event: Lightning Session on UNESCO harnessing ICT4SDG towards knowledge societies (UNESCO), PACIFICO 2nd basement : 16/October/2017 17:35-18:00Side event
10/16/2017 18:0010/16/2017 17:35http://www.itu.int/go/WTDC17-Webcast-Archive
WTDC17 [1490] Side Event: E-Health : ICT for Universal Health Coverage (UHC), PACARA 5th floor : 17/October/2017 12:35-13:3056
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The objective of this side event is to raise awareness on the role of ICTs in achieving greater equity in accessing health services irrespective of socioeconomic status and without incurring financial hardship on people in pursuit and in the spirit of the Sustainable Development Goals. More importantly, it will emphasize what is required from the ICT sector to achieve this in terms of cost, technology appropriateness, scalability and sustainability. This event will identify the key requirements to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 2030. It will discuss the role of the ICT sector (public and private sectors) in contributing to the achievement of the UHC. It will also provide examples of best practices, experiences and lessons learned where ICT made a concrete progress towards UHC.

Background

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals that all UN Member States have agreed to try to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 2030. This includes financial risk protection, access to quality essential health-care services and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all. UHC calls for an inclusive society where no one is left behind. The principles and objectives of UHC are very much in line with the principles and objectives of "Universal Telecommunication Services Obligation" that has been historically adopted by telecom providers.

Those principles and strategies strive to provide widespread and non-discriminatory access to quality ICT services at affordable prices to people in rural and remote areas so that the benefits of inclusive growth reach everyone bringing rapid socio-economic development and improved standards of living. Universal Telecommunication Services is thus a key enabler for Universal Health coverage.

 

Contact: Hani Eskandar ( hani.eskandar@itu.int); Contact in Argentina: Marco Obiso ( marco.obiso@itu.int)
Website : http://www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/ICT-Applications/Pages/default.aspx

-PACARA 5th floorWTDC17 [1490] Side Event: E-Health : ICT for Universal Health Coverage (UHC), PACARA 5th floor : 17/October/2017 12:35-13:30Side event
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