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Joint ITU-AICTO Regional Standardization Forum for Arab Region
Tunis, Tunisia, 27 January 2014


Monday, 27 January 2014  

08:30  – 09:00
09:00 – 09:35
09:35 - 09:50​ ​Coffee Break
09:50– 11:00​​
Session 1: ITU Activities on Bridging the Standardization Gap (BSG)

This session will be directed to the activities of TSB on the implementation of the Bridging the Standardization Gap Programme. The session will provide participants with an overview of how developing countries could also participate more effectively in the ICT standardization process in ITU-T.
Moderator: Farouk Kamoun, President, Sesame University
​11:00 - 12:00

Session 2: Deployment of Broadband Standards in Arab Region

This session will discuss best practices in the deployment of broadband standards in the region and will focus in particular on innovations in deploying low cost broadband infrastructure in developing countries.

Moderator: Alaa Al-Din Al-Radhi, International Expert, Iraq


12:00 - 13:00​ ​Lunch
13:00 - 14:30​ ​Session 3:  Deployment of Cloud Computing Standards in the Arab Region

This session will discuss the standardization activities ongoing in ITU-T SG 13 and in the region. The session will also identify some of the success stories of cloud computing implementation in the Arab region..

Moderator: Bilel Jamoussi, Chief, Study Group Department, TSB, ITU [ Biography: English | Arabic ]


14:30 - 15:45 ​ ​Session 4:  ICT Standardization Challenges

This session will consider the ICT standardization framework of countries in the region and analyze some of the challenges that countries face to implement international ICT standards and participate in the international ICT standards development process.

Moderator: Vijay Mauree, Programme Coordinator, ITU [ Biography ]


15:45 - 16:00​ ​Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:30​ ​Session 5: Working Methods of ITU-T Study Groups
This session will provide a hands-on training on how to participate in effectively in ITU-T study groups meeting. Participants will be expected to have gone through the ITU e-learning course on Recommendation ITU-T A.1 prior to attending the forum.

17:30 - 18:00​ ​Closing Session