ITU

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Connect Asia Pacific 2013 Programme

 
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18 November 2013

Summit Grand Opening

09:00-10:30
Room: Royal Jubilee

Opening Remarks

Dr.  Hamadoun I.  Touré

Secretary General

Bio  |  Statement

ITU

Video Message

Mr.  Ban  Ki-moon

Secretary General

United Nations

Opening and Keynote Address

H.E. Ms.  Yingluck  Shinawatra

Prime Minister and Minister of Defence

Statement

Kingdom of Thailand
Thailand

Statements by Heads of States or Governments

H.E. Mr.  Emmanuel  Mori

President

Statement

Micronesia (Federated States of)

H.E. Mr.  Baron  Waqa, MP

President

Nauru (Republic of)

H.E. Mr.  John  Key

Prime Minister

New Zealand

H.E. Mr.  Muhammad  Nawaz Sharif

Prime Minister

Pakistan (Islam Republic of)

H.E.  Lord  Tu'ivakano

Prime Minister

Statement

Tonga (Kingdom of)

H.E. Mr.  Moana  Carcasses Katokai Kalosil

Prime Minister

Statement

Vanuatu (Republic of)

 

High-Level Panel - Envisioning Asia-Pacific 2020

11:00-12:30
Room: Royal Jubilee

Introductory Remarks

Dr.  Hamadoun I.  Touré

Secretary General

Bio

ITU

Keynote Address

H.E. Mr.  Keat  Chhon

Deputy Prime Minister

Statement

Kingdom of Cambodia

Statements

Dr.  Noeleen  Heyzer

Executive Secretary of UN-ESCAP, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations

Statement

UN-ESCAP & United Nations

Senator Mr. Monthian  Buntan

Senator and Person with Disabilities (PwDs) Champion

Bio  |  Statement

Thailand

Dr.  Javad  Mottaghi

Secretary General

Bio  |  Statement

Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU)

Mr.  Jon Fredrik Baksaas

President and CEO

Bio

Telenor Group

Ms.  Gabrielle  Gauthey

Executive Vice President, Global Government & Public Affairs

Bio

Alcatel-Lucent

Mr.  Josh  Rice

CTO, Worldwide Public Sector

Statement

Microsoft

Professor  Tim Unwin

Secretary General

Bio  |  Statement

Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation

 

Lunch

12:30-14:00
Room: Garden Challenger 1

 

Summit Press Conference

13:00-14:00
Room: Jupiter 16

 

Multi-stakeholder Meeting and Partnerships Announcements

14:00-15:45
Room: Garden Challenger 1

Opening Remarks

Dr.  Eun-Ju Kim

Regional Director, ITU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

Announcement of Partnerships

Mr.  Georges Heinen , Senior Advisor (Financing Partnerships), ADB   & Mr. Jae-hong Lim, Head, United Nations Project Office on Governance

Project: ICT Knowledge Network and Development for Asia-Pacific Region

Asian Development Bank (ADB) & United Nations Project Office on Governance (UNPOG)

Mr.  Adam  Gosling

Senior Policy Specialist

Project: Support for IP-based Infrastructure development in Asia Pacific

APNIC (Asia-Pacific Network Information Centre)

H.E. Mr.  James Wise

Ambassador Australian Embassy, Thailand

Project:  ITU Asia-Pacific Regional Initiatives: Unique ICT needs of LDCs, SIDSs, LLDCs, Emergency Communications, Digital Broadcasting, Broadband Access and uptake in urban and rural areas, Telecommunication/ICT Policy & Regulation in Asia Pacific Region

Department of Communications
Australia (Comms, Australia)

Mr.  R N Jha

Deputy Director General

Project: Fostering broadband enabled environment through human capacity building

Department of Telecommunications (DOT)
India

Mr.  Vili  Fuavao

Deputy Regional Representative

Project: e-Agriculture

FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)

Mr.  Steve  Welch

Global Director -Continuing Education

Project: Human Capacity Building

IEEE (The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)

Mr.  Mohamed Sharil Mohamed   Tarmizi

Chairman

Project: Promoting Transformational Power of Broadband - “Connecting at the Roots”

MCMC (Malaysian Communications And Multimedia Commission)

Mr.  Surachai Srisaracam

Permanent Secretary

Project: Smart Community Thailand

MICT, Thailand (Ministry of Information and Communication Technology of Thailand)
Thailand

Mr.  Michael  Thatcher

CTO

MPT & Microsoft Project: Empowering through Bridging Languages, Applications and ICT: Localization of ICT Application in Lao PDR

Microsoft Project : ICT Applications and Network Management System of Telecentres

Microsoft Public Sector - Asia
Microsoft and Ministry of Posts and Telecommunication(MPT), Lao PDR

Mr.  Min-Ha  Park

Director for ITU PP-14 Preparatory Secretariat

Project: Master Plans for Spectrum Management

Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP)
R.O. Korea

Mr.  Takorn Tantasith

Secretary-General, Office of NBTC

Bio

Project-1: Capacity Building on ICT Statistics and Indicators in the Asia-Pacific Region
Project-2: Media Innovation Awards & Asia-Pacific Regional Cooperation in Broadcasting
Project-3: Asia-Pacific Regional Cooperation on Universal Service and Obligation

National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC)
Thailand

Dr.  Jeongwon  Yoon

Executive Director

Bio

Project :​International ICT Volunteer Partnership Programme

National Information Society Agency (NIA)
Republic of Korea

Call for Partners

Mr.  T I M Nurul  Kabir

Secretary General

Bio

Project: Strengthening ICT and Telecom Sector in Bangladesh (STIB)

Association of Mobile Telecom Operators of Bangladesh (AMTOB)
Bangladesh

Dr.  Javad Mottaghi, Secretary General, ABU  & Mr. Binyuan Yang, Director, AIBD

Bio  |  Statement

Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) & Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD)

Mr.  Md.   Giashuddin Ahmed

Vice Chairman

Bio

Project: Expansion of National Broadband Network (NBN) using Public and Private Partnership (PPP)

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC)
Bangladesh

Ms.  Irene  Ng

Head of Asia

Project: M-powering through mobile broadband

GSM Association (GSMA)

Mr.  Russell J. Campbell

Corporate Reputation Marketing Manager, Asia-Pacific Region

Project: Catalysing ICT Use for Digital Development / Digital Literacy

Intel

Mr.  Xie  Feibo

Director General

Project 1:  Study on the relationship between broadband and social-economic development in rural area,
Project 2: China-Laos cooperation on TD-LTE wireless broadband demonstration project.

Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT)
P.R. China

Ms.  Le May Phoueng

Director General of Posts & Telecommunication

Project-1: ICTs and promoting Road Safety
Project-2: Harnessing and Preserving National Heritage and Ancient Cultural through ICTs

Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MPT)
Cambodia

Mr.  Gwang-Jo  Kim

Director, UNESCO Bangkok

Project-1: Empowering Citizens through Digital Literacy
Project-2: Using Innovation, Technology and Media as Effective Tools in the Fight against the Illicit Trafficking of Cultural Property
Project-3: Youth Mobile – Engaging young people to develop the next generation of mobile apps for sustainable development and job creation
Project-4: Enhancing National Capacities on Monitoring and Evaluation of ICT-Integrated Learning Environments

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Ms.  Tiziana  Bonapace

Chief, ICT-DRR

Project: Interactive Terrestrial Transmission Maps

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP)

Professor  Dr Monir Islam

Director, Health System Development

Project-1: E-Health Opportunities: Leveraging ICTs in Asia-Pacific
Project-2: Electronic Cause of Death Integrated Reporting System (eCODIRS)

World Health Organization (WHO, SEARO)
New Delhi India

Mr.  Ivan  Fong

President

Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association (PITA)

Closing remarks

Dr.  Eun-Ju Kim

Regional Director, ITU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

 

Ministerial Roundtable

16:00-17:30
Room: Jupiter 4-7

Opening

Mr.  Brahima  Sanou

Director Telecommunication Development Bureau

Bio

​Introductory remarks

International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

H.E.  Group Captain  Anudith Nakornthap

Minister of Information and Communication Technology

Bio  |  Statement

​Opening remarks & Presentation of Communique

Information and Communication Technology
Thailand

Asia-Pacific 2020: Smartly Digital: The Ways Forward - Ministerial Statements, Endorsement of Communiqué, and Discussions

H.E. Mr.  Amirzai   Sangin

Minister

Bio

Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
Afghanistan

H.E. Mr.  Dina Nath  Dhungyel

Minister

Bio

Ministry of Information & Communications
Bhutan

H.E. Mr.  Tandin   Wangchuk

Minister

Bio

Ministry of Health
Bhutan

H.E. Mr.  Pehin Dato Abdullah Bakar

Minister Of Communications

Brunei Darussalam

H.E. Mr.  Sokhonn Prak

Minister

Bio

Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications
Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia

H.E. Mr.  Wei  Miao

Minister

Bio

Ministry of Industry and Information Technology
People's Republic of China

H.E. Mr.  Chol  Ho Sim

Minister

Bio

Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications
Democratic People's Rep. of Korea

H.E. Mr.  Aiyaz  Sayed-Khaiyum

Minister

Bio

Ministry of Communications
Fiji

H.E. Mr.  M.F.  Farooqui

Chairman Telecom Commission and Secretary, Department of Telecommunications

Bio

India

H.E. Mr.  Ir. H. Titaful Sembiring

Minister for Communication and Information Technology

Bio

Republic of Indonesia

H.E. Mr.  Mahmoud  Vaezi Joze

Minister, Special Representative of the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran & Minister of Communication and Information Technology

Bio

I.R. Iran

H.E. Mr.  Masahiro  Yoshizaki

Vice Minister for Policy Coordination

Bio

Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
Japan

H.E. Mr.  Rimeta  Beniamina

Minister

Bio

Ministry of Communications, Transport and Tourism Development
Kiribati (Republic of)

H.E. Mr.  Mun Kee Choi

Minister

Bio

Ministry of Science, ICT And Future Planning
Republic of Korea

H.E. Mr.  Hiem  Phommachanh

Minister

Bio

Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications
Laos P.D.R.

H.E.  Dato’ Sri  Ahmad Shabery Cheek

Minister

Bio

Ministry of Communications And Multimedia
Malaysia

H.E. Mr.  Francis  Itimati

Minister

Bio

Ministry of Transportation, Communication and Infrastructure
Micronesia (Federated States of)

H.E. Mr.  Jadambaa Tsagaan-Uygun

Chairman

Bio

Information Technology, Post And Telecommunications Authority
Mongolia

H.E. Mr.  U  Myat Hein

Minister

Bio

Ministry of communications and Information Technology
Myanmar

H.E. Ms.  Anusha Rahman Ahmad  Khan

Minister of State for Information Technology & Telecom

Islamabad, Pakistan

H.E. Mr.  Ben  Micah

Minister

Ministry of State owned Enterprises and Public Investment
Papua New Guinea

H.E. Mr.  Louis Napoleon  C. Casambre

Under Secretary

Department of Science & Technology
The Philippines

H.E. Mr.  Tuisugaletaua Sofara Aveau

Minister

Bio

Ministry of Communications & Information Technology
Samoa

H.E. Mr.  Walter Folo Talu

Minister

Ministry of Communication & Aviation
Solomon Islands

H.E. Mr.  Pedro  Lay Da Silva

Minister

Bio

Ministry of Transport and Communications
Timor Leste

H.E. Mr.  Yaacob  Ibrahim

Minister

Bio

Ministry of Communications and Information
Singapore

H.E.  Lord  Tu’i Vakano

Prime Minister and Minister

Ministry of Communications
Kingdom of Tonga

H.E. Mr.  Thanh Hung Nguyen

Deputy Minister

Bio

Ministry of Information and Communication
Viet Nam

 

Closing

17:30-18:00
Room: Jupiter 4-7

Closing remarks

Mr.  Brahima  Sanou

Director, Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT)

Statement

International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

Mr.  Houlin Zhao

Deputy Secretary-General

Bio

International Telecommunication union (ITU)

H.E.  Group Captain  Anudith Nakornthap

Minister of Information and Communication Technology (MICT)

Bio  |  Statement

Kingdom of Thailand

 

Gala Dinner

18:30-20:00
Room: Grand Diamond