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The ITU Strategy and Policy Unit (SPU) in collaboration with the Korean Agency for Digital Opportunity & Promotion (KADO) and the Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC), Republic of Korea held jointly the Digital Opportunity Forum 2006. The conference was aimed at bringing together practitioners, researchers and experts from academies and governments to commemorate the inauguration of the official Korea IT Learning program (KOIL) alumni network as "Digital Opportunity Forum" and to discuss the themes of International Cooperation in ICT development and the Digital Opportunity Index (DOI). The outline of the conference and its objectives are presented in the conference invitation letter.

  Digital Opportunity Forum website - Korea


Presentations and background papers
Digital Opportunity Index (DOI)
 Introducing the DOI
Phillippa Biggs, Economist at SPU, ITU, Switzerland
 World Information Society Report 2006
Tim Kelly, Head at SPU, ITU, Switzerland
 Development of DOI based Policy Tool
Cheong-Moon Cho, Director at Korean Agency for Digital Opportunity and Promotion, the Republic of Korea
 The Digital Opportunity Index as a tool for policy analysis
Michael Minges, Senior Market Analyst at Telecommunication Management Group, INC, USA
DOI Case Studies
 DOI Application, Egypt case Study
Taha Mohamed Shendy Aly Shendy, Information Technology Center Director of Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Egypt
 Digital Opportunity Index Indicators (DOI) in Peru
Bertha Umelia Rodriguez Jara, Economist at National Institute of Statistics and Informatics, Peru
 Application of the Digital Opportunity Index to Bulgaria
Kamen Boyanov Spassov, Territory Channel Manager of Tumbleweed Communications, Bulgaria
 DOI Applied to Indonesia: Assessing ICT Policy & Regulatory Environment
Divakar Goswami, Director of Organizational Development & Projects in LIRNE asia, Indonesia
 Digital Opportunities in Pakistan: An Overview
Joseph Wilson, Assistant Professor of Law, Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan
 The Case of the Philippines (tentative)
Lorraine Carlos Salazar, Visiting Research Fellow at Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Philippines
 e-Tunisia: measuring the achievement
Mohamed Said Ouerghi, Director of Ministry of Communication Technologies, Tunisia
 Policy Implications from the Digital Opportunities Index (DOI) analysis of India
Payal Malik, Consultant, Centre for Infrastructure and Regulation, India
The National Information Communication Technology Strategy of Azerbaijan and key indicators on Information society statistics
Babayev a. Tofig, Director of Baku Scientific and Training Centre, Azerbaijan
 Notice for Essay Contest and guidelines
Bridging the Digital Divide
  Bridging The Source of the Digital Divide
Prof. Jeffrey James, Prof of Development Economics, Tilburg University, The Netherlands

Bridging the Divide: Building Asia-Pacific Capacity for Effective Reforms
by Rohan Samarajiva, Executive Director, LIRNEasia, Sri Lanka

Ha Noi E-gov development in cooperation with Korea
Dao Ngoc Phong, Manager of Post and Telematics Devision, Ha Noi Post and Telematics Department, Vietnam

Case Studies of international cooperation in ICT development

e-Government - The Mexican experience
by Irak Lopez Davila, Head of the e-Government and Information Society Area of INFOTEC, Mexico
Chile - A Unique Experience in Using IT Technologies
by Francisco Javier Leiva Martinez, National Public Rural Telephony General Coordinator, Undersecretary of Telecommunications, Chile
Cambodia ICT Development and International Cooperation
Chankrisna Kith, Deputy Director, National ICT Development Authority, Cambodia  
ICT as an enabler for Socio-Economic Development
Tahir Hameed, PhD Candidate, Information & Communications University, Pakistan
 International Cooperation in the ICT field: Bridging the Digital Divide
Sudhir Kumar Marwaha, Additional Director, Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India
 ICT Cooperation in Bulgaria
Roumen Ivanov Trifonov, Secretary of Coordination Council for Information Society, Council of Ministers, Bulgaria
 International cooperation in ICT under the UN support
Larin Oleksandr, National consultant, United Nations Office, Ukraine
The National Information Communication Technology Strategy of Azerbaijan and key indicators on Information society statistics
Babayev a. Tofig, Director of Baku Scientific and Training Centre, Azerbaijan
 TUNISIA ICT Status and International Cooperation in ICT Development
Amine Mcharek, IT Engineer, Cert (Telecommunications Research & Studies), Tunisia

General Information

Date: 31 August - 1 September 2006

Location: Seoul, Republic of Korea

Organizers: KADO and ITU Strategy and Policy Unit

Contact us!

  Digital Opportunity Forum Award 2006

Awards for the best final papers on the subjects of “International cooperation in ICT development” and “Case studies on the application of DOI” will be awarded on the final day of the conference.
  More information about the DOF Award

Forum Documents

  Invitation for the Digital Opportunity Forum 2006

  Registration for Participants

  Registration Form for Speakers

 Forum programme

 List of Speakers

 List of Meeting Participants (coming soon) 

Working documents & additional materials
Measuring Digital Opportunities Worldwide

The Digital Opportunity Index measures each country’s access to ICTs using a composite index based on 11 separate indicators. For more information, please see the World Information Society Report 2006 home page.

Questions & Answers on the Digital Opportunity Index (DOI)

Questions & Answers on the World Information Society Report 2006

  Guidelines for papers on the DOI  

  Information for participants

Background Materials
 World Information Society Report (July 2006)
  Application of the DOI for Policy Development (May 2006)
  From Measurement to Policy-Making: the DOI as a Policy Tool (May 2006)
  The Digital Opportunity Index (DOI) (May 2006)
  Measuring Digital Opportunity (November 2005)
  Building Digital Bridges Report (November 2005)
  Building Digital Bridges with Emerging Technologies (September 2004)

Related ITU Links
  Digital Opportunity Index
  World Information Society Report 2006
 Digital Bridges (2005)
  Workshop on Building Digital Bridges (2004)
  Digital Transformation in the Information Society conference (2006)
 World Summit on the Information Society
  WSIS Stocktaking
 ICT Success Stories
  Organisations attending the meeting  coming soon!
  Other related meetings   coming soon!

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