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Dynamic Coalition on Internet and Climate Change (DCICC)

3rd Meeting
16 September 2010 from 16.30 to 18.30 hours, Vilnius, Lithuania
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  • Agenda:
  1. Chairman's Opening remarks
    • Mr. Dave Faulkner, Climate Associates Ltd. and Chairman of the ITU’s Joint Coordination Activity on ICT and Climate Change [PPT]
  2. Tour de Table
  3. Presentation of key activities on Climate Change by participants
    • Ms. Cristina Bueti, Programme Coordinator, Telecommunication Standardisation Bureau (TSB), International Telecommunication Union (ITU) [PPT]
    • Mr. Danilo Riva, Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) [PDF] Icon Pdf format
    • Ms. Helen Asiamah, Deputy Director Environmental Protection Agency, Ghana [PPT]
    • Mr. Tom Lindstrom, Director Government & Industry Relations, Ericsson [PPT]
    • Mr. AHM. Bazlur Rahman,  Chief Executive Officer, Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) and Dr. Faheem Hussain, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Asian University for Women, Bangladesh [PPT] [DOC]
    • Ms. Heather Creech, Director, Global Connectivity, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
    • Mr. Arthur Mickoleit, Policy Analyst, Information Economy, ICTs and Environment, OECD
  4. Next steps and future activities of the DCICC
  5. AOB

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Contributions received:

  • Mr. Sechwayo J. Nzima, Assistant Secretary (Communications), Ministry of Communications and Transport, Republic of Zambia [PPT]

SPEAKER'S BIOS (Alphabetically by surname)
Ms. Helen Asiamah
Deputy Director, Environmental Protection Agency Ghana  

Ms. Cristina Bueti
Programme Coordinator, Telecommunication standardization Bureau (TSB), ITU

Cristina Bueti graduated from the Faculty of Political Science and International Cooperation and Development of the University of Florence, where she completed postgraduate studies in International Cooperation. In 2003, Ms Bueti completed a project for the Faculty of Laws, University of Malta, before joining the International Telecommunication Union in Geneva in January 2004. As a Programme Coordinator, she is actively involved in ITU-T's activities related to sustainability, e-waste and climate change.

Ms. Heather Creech
 Director, Global Connectivity, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

Heather Creech is the Director of Global Connectivity at IISD, responsible for the delivery of IISD's program of work on how technology, in particular communications technology, is supporting and changing how we organize our governing systems, our economies and our cultures in unprecedented ways. This new program builds on IISD’s earlier Knowledge Communications program. Creech and her team focus on three broad areas of work: Networked governance principles and practice, including the management of networks, partnerships and alliances Internet sector engagement and policy support Building capacity for leadership for the networked age.

Mr. Dave Faulkner 
Climate Associates Ltd. and Chairman of the ITU’s Joint Coordination Activity on ICT and Climate Change

David Faulkner gained his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Essex in 1983 in the area of Optical Fibre Communications Systems. He led research in the field of access networks with specialization in passive optical networks for British Telecom between 1983 and 2007, filing 18 patents as inventor. Between 1995 and 1999 he was visiting lecturer at Essex University. From 2000-2008 he was Rapporteur for ITU-T/SG15/Q2 on “Fibre Systems for Access Networks”. He has chaired the conference on Networks and Optical Communications since its inception in 1995. He chaired the ITU-T Focus Group on ICT and Climate Change in 2008-2009 and is now Co-chairman of the Joint Coordination Activity on ICT and CC. He is studying climate change issues with interest in ICT and aviation and has adopted a more environmentally friendly lifestyle. He is keen to promote low energy networks and has adopted audio and web conferencing to minimize travel to meetings. In November 2009 he co-founded Climate Associates Ltd. to promote energy saving in networks and to research and advise on unforeseen ways in which the proliferation of engineering products on a global scale can drive climate change. 

Mr. Faheem Hussain
Ph.D, Assistant Professor Asian University for Women, Bangladesh

Dr. Faheem Hussain is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Information & Communication Technology (ICT) undergraduate program of Asian University for Women (AUW) in Chittagong, Bangladesh.  Dr. Hussain completed his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in the Department of Engineering & Public Policy, with a focus on technology and development in the South Asian region: in ICT for Development (ICTD), Telecommunication Policy and Management, Science and Technology Policy, and Community Media.  He served as a faculty member for Carnegie Mellon's Qatar Campus. His present work interests include: green ICT; comparative effectiveness analysis of different Information Service options in rural South Asia; and emerging telecommunication industry and regulations.
Mr. Tom Lindstrom Director Government & Industry Relations, Ericsson

Mr. Lindstr÷m is Director at Ericsson’s Group Headquarters in Sweden. During more than 15 years of extensive engagement in global regulatory and policy affairs he has developed and led Ericsson’s global network of government and industry relations resources. [full bio]

Mr. Arthur Mickoleit

Policy Analyst, Information Economy, ICTs and Environment, OECD

Since joining the OECD in 2007, Arthur has analysed ICT sector trends and related policy developments. He contributed various chapters to the OECD Information Technology Outlook series. Arthur’s main responsibility is the analysis of the relationship between ICTs, the environment and climate change – part of the OECD Green Growth strategy. Prior to joining the OECD, Arthur worked at SAP AG, a major global software producer, and at FIAN, a UN-accredited NGO dealing with food security matters. Arthur holds an M.A. (Distinction) from the University of Manchester, UK.


Mr. Bazlur Rahman
Chief Executive Officer, Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC)

AHM Bazlur Rahman-S21BR is Chief Executive Officer of Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC). BNNRC is in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC) of the United Nations. BNNRC is a national networking body on alternative mass media working for building a democratic society based on the principles of free flow of information, equitable & affordable access to Information, Communication Technology (ICT) for remote & marginalized population [full bio]

Mr. Danilo Riva
Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI)

Danilo Riva holds a degree in applied physics from the University of Torino, Italy. In 1978 he joined Telecom Italia, where he currently coordinates EH&S activities.  He is chairman of the Sustainability Working Group of the European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association since 1997, and one of the founders of the Global e-Sustainability Initiative, where he has been member of the Board since 2001 and Treasurer from 2008 until recently.

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