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Connect Asia Pacific 2013 Programme

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Multi-stakeholder Meeting and Partnerships Announcements

Room: Garden Challenger 1

Opening Remarks

Dr.  Eun-Ju Kim

Regional Director, ITU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

Announcement of Partnerships

Mr.  Georges Heinen , Senior Advisor (Financing Partnerships), ADB   & Mr. Jae-hong Lim, Head, United Nations Project Office on Governance

Project: ICT Knowledge Network and Development for Asia-Pacific Region

Asian Development Bank (ADB) & United Nations Project Office on Governance (UNPOG)

Mr.  Adam  Gosling

Senior Policy Specialist

Project: Support for IP-based Infrastructure development in Asia Pacific

APNIC (Asia-Pacific Network Information Centre)

H.E. Mr.  James Wise

Ambassador Australian Embassy, Thailand

Project:  ITU Asia-Pacific Regional Initiatives: Unique ICT needs of LDCs, SIDSs, LLDCs, Emergency Communications, Digital Broadcasting, Broadband Access and uptake in urban and rural areas, Telecommunication/ICT Policy & Regulation in Asia Pacific Region

Department of Communications
Australia (Comms, Australia)

Mr.  R N Jha

Deputy Director General

Project: Fostering broadband enabled environment through human capacity building

Department of Telecommunications (DOT)

Mr.  Vili  Fuavao

Deputy Regional Representative

Project: e-Agriculture

FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)

Mr.  Steve  Welch

Global Director -Continuing Education

Project: Human Capacity Building

IEEE (The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)

Mr.  Mohamed Sharil Mohamed   Tarmizi


Project: Promoting Transformational Power of Broadband - “Connecting at the Roots”

MCMC (Malaysian Communications And Multimedia Commission)

Mr.  Surachai Srisaracam

Permanent Secretary

Project: Smart Community Thailand

MICT, Thailand (Ministry of Information and Communication Technology of Thailand)

Mr.  Michael  Thatcher


MPT & Microsoft Project: Empowering through Bridging Languages, Applications and ICT: Localization of ICT Application in Lao PDR

Microsoft Project : ICT Applications and Network Management System of Telecentres

Microsoft Public Sector - Asia
Microsoft and Ministry of Posts and Telecommunication(MPT), Lao PDR

Mr.  Min-Ha  Park

Director for ITU PP-14 Preparatory Secretariat

Project: Master Plans for Spectrum Management

Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP)
R.O. Korea

Mr.  Takorn Tantasith

Secretary-General, Office of NBTC


Project-1: Capacity Building on ICT Statistics and Indicators in the Asia-Pacific Region
Project-2: Media Innovation Awards & Asia-Pacific Regional Cooperation in Broadcasting
Project-3: Asia-Pacific Regional Cooperation on Universal Service and Obligation

National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC)

Dr.  Jeongwon  Yoon

Executive Director


Project :​International ICT Volunteer Partnership Programme

National Information Society Agency (NIA)
Republic of Korea

Call for Partners

Mr.  T I M Nurul  Kabir

Secretary General


Project: Strengthening ICT and Telecom Sector in Bangladesh (STIB)

Association of Mobile Telecom Operators of Bangladesh (AMTOB)

Dr.  Javad Mottaghi, Secretary General, ABU  & Mr. Binyuan Yang, Director, AIBD

Bio  |  Statement

Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) & Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD)

Mr.  Md.   Giashuddin Ahmed

Vice Chairman


Project: Expansion of National Broadband Network (NBN) using Public and Private Partnership (PPP)

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC)

Ms.  Irene  Ng

Head of Asia

Project: M-powering through mobile broadband

GSM Association (GSMA)

Mr.  Russell J. Campbell

Corporate Reputation Marketing Manager, Asia-Pacific Region

Project: Catalysing ICT Use for Digital Development / Digital Literacy


Mr.  Xie  Feibo

Director General

Project 1:  Study on the relationship between broadband and social-economic development in rural area,
Project 2: China-Laos cooperation on TD-LTE wireless broadband demonstration project.

Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT)
P.R. China

Ms.  Le May Phoueng

Director General of Posts & Telecommunication

Project-1: ICTs and promoting Road Safety
Project-2: Harnessing and Preserving National Heritage and Ancient Cultural through ICTs

Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MPT)

Mr.  Gwang-Jo  Kim

Director, UNESCO Bangkok

Project-1: Empowering Citizens through Digital Literacy
Project-2: Using Innovation, Technology and Media as Effective Tools in the Fight against the Illicit Trafficking of Cultural Property
Project-3: Youth Mobile – Engaging young people to develop the next generation of mobile apps for sustainable development and job creation
Project-4: Enhancing National Capacities on Monitoring and Evaluation of ICT-Integrated Learning Environments

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Ms.  Tiziana  Bonapace

Chief, ICT-DRR

Project: Interactive Terrestrial Transmission Maps

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP)

Professor  Dr Monir Islam

Director, Health System Development

Project-1: E-Health Opportunities: Leveraging ICTs in Asia-Pacific
Project-2: Electronic Cause of Death Integrated Reporting System (eCODIRS)

World Health Organization (WHO, SEARO)
New Delhi India

Mr.  Ivan  Fong


Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association (PITA)

Closing remarks

Dr.  Eun-Ju Kim

Regional Director, ITU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

International Telecommunication Union (ITU)