(Updated: 24 May 2012)
|21 May 2012|
|09:00 - 10:00
Master of Ceremony
Jim Paterson, Director, International Relationsm, Department of Communications, South Africa
Welcome address: Representative from South Africa
- Abdoulkarim Soumaila, Secretary General, ATU
[ Biography | Speech ]
- Andrew Rugege, ITU Regional Director for Africa, Addis Ababa
[ Speech ]
- Malcolm Johnson, Director, ITU/TSB
[ Biography | Speech ]
- H.E. Mrs Dina Pule, Minister of Communications, South Africa
(delivered by Mr. Gift Buthelezi, Deputy Director-General, ICT International Affairs and Trade, Department of Communications, South Africa)
|10:00 - 10:30
||Coffee break and group photograph|
||Election of the Bureau |
- Chairman of the Events, Jim Paterson, Director, International Relations, Department of Communications, South Africa
- Vice-Chairman of the Events, Sherif Guinena, Advisor to NTRA Executive President, Egypt
- First Rapporteur, Idrissa Gassama, International Relations Organizations Division, SONATEL, Senegal
- Second Rapporteur, Christopher Wambua, Communications Manager, CCK Kenya
|10:30 - 12:30
Session A: Briefing on Preparations for WTSA-12 and major issues for the ITU-T work programme and working methods
Objectives: This session will review the major outcomes of WTSA-08 (Johannesburg, 2008) and the preparation status of WTSA-12, including expected participants, structure, objectives of WTSA-12, and logistics. There will be information on the Global Standardization Symposium (GSS-12) to be organized the day before WTSA-12. This session will also review the major WTSA Resolutions and Recommendations, and examine changes that have been proposed for WTSA-12. It will examine likely key topics on the agenda of WTSA-12, including structuring of study groups and information on relevant TSAG correspondence groups.
|12:30 - 14:00
|14:00 - 15:30
||Session B: Hot topics in Standardization|
Objectives: This session will examine the evolution of NGN and future perspectives in the relevant access technologies, service and network architecture with a special focus on convergence, home, office and mobile applications, and IP-based platforms. Other issues to be addressed include ICTs and climate change and conformance and interoperability.
|15:30 - 16:00
|16:00 - 17:00
Session C: ICT standardization gaps in the Africa region
Objectives: This session will provide an overview of the current status of ICT standardization, ITU standards activities with specific relevance to the Africa region and will provide an opportunity for policy-makers from the region to express their future requirements. This session will also include a presentation on the standardization gap and the wider digital divide, and what can be done to overcome it.
|17:00 - 18:00
Session D: WTSA-12 – Regional Preparations
Objective: This session will discuss regional concerns, determine issues on which proposals should be drafted, consider and adopt texts of proposals.
- Report of the Cairo meeting by Raynold Crispin Mfungahema, Director, Consumer and Industry Affairs with the Tanzania Communications
[ Biography | Presentation ]
- Other ITU Regional organizations
- Summary of proposals from other Regional Organizations: Richard Hill, ITU-T SG2 and SG3 and CWG-WCIT
[ Biography ]
|19:00 - 21:30
|22 May 2012|
|09:30 - 11:00
Session E: WTSA-12 – Regional Preparations
Objectives: This session will discuss regional concerns, determine issues on which proposals should be drafted, consider and adopt texts of proposals.
Speakers: Contributions from African countries
|11:00 - 11:30
Session F: WTSA-12 – Open Discussion
Discussion on possible Study Group restructuring, candidacies for chairs and vice chairmen for SG and TSAG; and proposals to enhance participation in ITU-T emerging activities including accessibility, cybersecurity and World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) achievements and implementation.
|12:00 - 12:30
Session G: Conclusion
Conclusion of the discussion and review of draft texts and any regional positions to be adopted.