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Africa Region Preparatory Meeting for the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-12)
Durban, South Africa, 23 - 24 May 2012 Contact: tsbworkshops@itu.int

Programme
(Updated: 23 May 2012)

23 May 2012
09:30 - 09:40​

Opening remarks:

09:40 - 10:30
Session A:  WCIT-12 preparation briefing
 
Objectives:  This session will review the major outcomes of Council Working Group WCIT (CWG-WCIT) and the preparation status of WCIT-12, including expected participants, objectives of WCIT-12 and logistics information.
 

Speakers:

10:30 - 11:00​ Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30​

Session B:  WCIT-12 – Major Issues and Draft proposals from the Cairo meeting

Objectives:  This session will review the major issues likely to be discussed at WCIT-12 and look at the changes that have been proposed with respect to the 1988 ITRs, as well as the proposals of other regional organizations.​

Speakers:

  • ATU: Raynold Crispin Mfungahema, Director, Consumer and Industry Affairs with the Tanzania Communications
    [ Presentation ]​
  • African Region: Sherif Guinena, Advisor to NTRA Executive President, Egypt
    [ Biography | Presentation ]​
  • CITEL: Kathryn Obrien, Assistant Chief, International Bureau, U.S. Federal Communications (FCC)
    [ Presentation ]​
  • CEPT:  Richard Hill, Counsellor, ITU-T SG2 and SG3, and CWG-WCIT
    [ Biography | Presentation ]​
  • RCC: Preetam Maloor, ITU General Secretariat
    [ Biography | Presentation ]​
  • Arab Region: Sherif Guinena, Advisor to NTRA Executive President, Egypt
    [ Biography ]​
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • AfriNic: Hisham Ibrahim, IPv6 Program manager, AfriNIC
    [ Presentation ]​

Session C: WCIT-12 Major Issues (continuation)

Objectives: Considering proposals on article 1 of the ITRs​

12:30 - 14:00​ Lunch
14:00 - 15:30​ Session D:  WCIT-12 – Major Issues (continuation)

Objectives:  Considering proposals on article 2 of the ITRs​
15:30 - 16:00​ Coffee break
16:00 - 17:30​ Session E: WCIT-12 Major Issues (continuation)

Objectives:  Considering proposals on articles 3 and 4 of the ITRs​
24 May 2012
09:30 -11:00​

Session F: WCIT-12 –Major Issues (continuation)

Objectives: Considering proposals on article 6 and Annexes 1, 2 and 3 of the ITRs​

Session G: WCIT-12 –Major Issues (continuation)

Objectives: Considering proposals on articles 5 and 7 of the ITRs.​

11:00 - 11:30​ Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:30​ Session H: WCIT-12 –Major Issues (continuation)

Objectives: Considering proposals on article 8 of the ITRs. 
12:30 - 14:00​ Lunch
14:00 - 15:30​ Session I: WCIT-12 –Major Issues (continuation)

Objectives: Considering proposals on articles 9 and 10 of the ITRs and proposals on revisions of the WCIT Resolutions and Decisions. 
15:30 - 16:00​ Coffee Break​
16:00 - 17:30​

Session J: Conclusion

Objectives: Considering proposals on WCIT-12 implementation issues.  Discussion on  agreement on regional position on  possible candidates for leading position at WCIT-12.

 

Closing remarks:

 

  • Malcolm Johnson, Director, ITU/TSB
    [ Biography ]
  • Abdoulkarim Soumaila, Secretary General, ATU
    [ Biography ]​
  • Andrew Rugege, Director ITU Regional Office, Addis Ababa
  • Chairman of the events: Jim Paterson, Director, International Relationsm, Department of Communications, South Africa