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Project ID: 1109676965
Entity: The African Civil Society for the Information Society - ACSIS
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Activity: Africa Civil Society Forum
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Activity description: The Forum had the following objectives/outputs: A: Capacity Building/Training B: Issue Statements & Strategies for effective civil society inputs C: Organizational & Structural Issues The issues included:  An overview of civil society engagement in national, regional and international policy making o National (e-strategies, NICI, national ICT policy) – Mr. Thierry Amoussougbo, Regional Advisor, ECA o Global Telecommunications view – Bruno Salgues, Professor of Telecommunications, The National Institute of Telecommunications, France o Different types of ICT policy and the processes that shape them at national, regional and Global levels:  Global (WSIS, WTO, WIPO, ITU, etc.) – Willie Currie, Policy Expert, The Association for Progressive Communications (APC)  Regional (SADC, COMESA, ECOWAS, Nepad etc.) – Mr. Emmanuel Njenga, Africa ICT Chief, APC  Grassroots, Mr Chukwudozie Ezigbalike, Team Leader, Geo Information Systems (GIS) DISD, ECA  Influencing policy: overview of a range of options (advocacy, lobbying, awareness raising, training etc.) o Two country case studies (Guinea, DRC)
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Entity from: International
Geographical coverage of the activity: Regional - Africa
WSIS action lines related to this activity:
Theme 1. The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
Theme 2. Information and communication infrastructure
Theme 4. Capacity building
Theme 7. ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
Theme 11. International and regional cooperation
Theme 14. Follow-up and evaluation (PoA, Section E)
Related MDGs:
MDG 8. Develop a global partnership for development
Activity type: Conference, Training initiative, Guidelines
Time scale: Completed: 28/01/2005 - 04/02/2005
Partners: The Economic Commission for Africa, UNESCO


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