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Fostering Innovation and Partnerships in Human Capacity Building: Enhanced Engagement of Academia in the Work of International Telecommunication Union, 28-29 April 2014, Prague, Czech Republic

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OVERVIEW

The Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), at the kind invitation of the Czech Technical University in Prague, is organizing an ITU Academy Event on ”Fostering Innovation and Partnerships in Human Capacity Building: Enhanced Engagement of Academia in the Work of International Telecommunication Union”, which will take place in the National Library of Technology, Prague, Czech Republic, from 28 to 29 April 2014.

This event provides an opportunity for high level dialogue between the stakeholders on strategies and policies directed towards integrating and providing education, training and information resources on information and communication technologies (ICTs), striving to harmonise, integrate and gather under one umbrella all existing ITU training services corresponding to the organisation’s main areas of activity — radiocommunications, standardisation and development — and to extend the current portfolio of training programs.

This event will also facilitate discussions on possible challenges that might be addressed at the regional level, including:

  • ITU Academy: Global Platform for Human Capacity Building
  • Building win-win Partnerships between ITU Academy and Academia
  • New Paradigm for Centers of Excellence as an Effective Mechanism for Training Delivery at Regional and Global Level
  • Fostering the Development of Training Materials through Partnerships with Academia and other Stakeholders
  • Role of Academia in ITU: Opportunities and Challenges


Following Resolution 73 of the World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC-10), a study of the Centres of Excellence was undertaken and a new Centre of Excellence strategy developed by BDT. Implementation of the new strategy takes effect after WTDC-2014.This event will also be an excellent opportunity to explore the avenues of the new Strategy and shed light on ways forward.

Organizers

 
ITU Academy Event
on
Fostering Innovation and Partnerships in Human Capacity Building: Enhanced Engagement of Academia in the Work of International Telecommunication Union
Organized by: 
 

 International Telecommunication Union

 

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Czech Technical University

 
 The Venue of the Conference will be the National Library of Technology: http://www.techlib.cz/en/

 ITU Academy
 ITU Academy provides an integrated and streamlined approach to the Telecommunication Development Bureau’s (BDT) capacity building activities. Delivered in cooperation with numerous public and private sector partners, available courses address a wide scope of ICT-related topics ranging from programmes for government policy makers and regulators, professional business-focused curricula for senior ICT executives and managers, to specialized programmes for technical and operational staff.

The ITU Academy has been established as the lead agent for all ITU human capacity-building activities, including policy-making and implementation. It will work with ITU members, stakeholders and partners to create a major force for knowledge transfer within the ICT sector.

ITU Academy responds to demands for knowledge and skills in ICT training, teaching and research. The Academy offers a wide and growing range of general and specialized courses on all aspects of telecommunications in Radiocommunication, Telecommunication Standardization and Telecommunication Development.

documents and registration

Note One: This event is open to all academic and research institutions active in the ICT ec​osystem

Note Two: Remote participation will be provided through Adobe Connect platform

Note Three: This event will be followed by the ITU Workshop on Disaster Management (30 April 2014, CTU)

contact

For any other questions concerning this conference please contact International Telecommunication Union:
 
Mr Mike Nxele, Human Capacity Building Officer:
e-mail. Mike.Nxele@itu.int  
Phone. +41 22 730 5983  
Mr Jaroslaw Ponder, Coordinator for Europe Region:
Phone. +41 22 730 60 65
 
Should you have any questions or need clarifications concerning the venue, accommodation, entry visa etc., please do not hesitate to contact Czech Technical University in Prague:
 
Mr Vladimir Dana, Head of the Training and Education Dept:
Phone. +420 224 354 024 
Ms Hana Vyvodova, Deputy of Head of the Training and Education Dept:
Phone: +420 224 354 028

presentations

Session 1: Setting the Scene. ITU Academy: Global Platform for Human Capacity Building
 
Part 1: Academia and ITU
​Part 2: ITU Academy within the context of Telecommunication Development Bureau activities​
Session 2: Building win-win Partnerships between ITU Academy, Academia and Other Players
Session 3: New Paradigm for Centers of Excellence as an Effective Mechanism for Training Delivery at Regional and Global Level
Session 4: Fostering partnerships through the development of training materials and delivery of training programmes  with ITU Academy,  Academia and other stakeholders
Session 5: Role of Academia and Other Players in ITU: Opportunities and Challenges

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