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ITU Regional Workshop on ICT Statistics for Africa, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 6-8 May, 2019

​​​​​The Regional Workshop on ICT Statistics for Africa is organized by the Telecommunication Development Bureau of the ITU in collaboration with the Government of Côte d’Ivoire, with the support of the Autorité de Régulation des Télécommunications/TIC de Côte d’Ivoire (ARTCI), to be held in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 6-8 May 2019. 

The workshop aims to strengthen the capacity of countries to prod​uce national statistics and indicators on telecommunications and ICTs. It is intended for experts who are responsible for collecting or producing such statistics in ministries, regulatory agencies and national statistical offices. 

The workshop will discuss the main groups of telecommunication/ICT indicators, their definitions and methodological issues, existing mechanisms of national coordination of ICT statistics, the dissemination and harmonization of ICT data at the international level, with a focus on the ICT Development Index (IDI) indicators. Also, the participants will have the opportunity to share the experience of their countries in the collection and harmonization of telecommunication/ICT indicators. ​






Agenda and Presentations

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Monday 6 May 2019 

09:30‐10:00 Registration of participants
10:00‐10:15 Opening remarks
                    DG ARTCI Côte d’Ivoire
                    Representative from International Telecommunication Union (ITU) 
                    Representative from MENUP Côte d’Ivoire
10:15‐10:30 Session 1. Introduction and rationale of the workshop
                    Speaker: Anne Rita Ssemboga, Program Officer, Regional Office for Africa, ITU [Presentation]
10:30‐11:00 Group photo and coffee break
11:00‐11:30 Session 2. ITU’s work on ICT statistics
                    Speaker: Martin Schaaper, Senior ICT Analyst, ITU [Presentation
11:30‐12:00 Session 3. Global ICT benchmarks and methodologies 
                    Speaker: Martin Schaaper, Senior ICT Analyst, ITU [Presentation]
12:00‐12:30 Session 4. Country presentation Côte d’Ivoire 
                    Speaker: Jacques Nguessan, Côte d’Ivoire [Presentation]​
12:30‐14:00 Lunch break
14:00‐15:00 Session 5. The ICT Development Index (IDI) [Presentation]
                    Speaker: Martin Schaaper, Senior ICT Analyst, ITU [Presentation]
15:00‐15:30 Coffee break
15:30‐17:00 Session 6. IDI supply side indicators
                    Speaker: Anne Rita Ssemboga, Program Officer, Regional Office for Africa, ITU [Presentation]

Tuesday 7 May 2019

09:30‐10:30 Session ​7. Other supply‐side indicators
                     Speaker: Anne Rita  Ssemboga, Program Officer, Regional Office for Africa, ITU [Presentation]
10:30‐11:00 Coffee break
11:00‐12:30 Session 8. Country roundtable: supply side indicators [Presentation]
12:30‐14:00 Lunch break
14:00‐15:00 Session 9. ICT Price Baskets
                    Speaker: Martin Schaaper, Senior ICT Analyst, ITU [Presentation]
15:00‐15:30 Coffee break
15:30‐16:00 Session 10. Country presentation Democratic Republic of the Congo
                     Speaker: Henri Numbi Ilunga [Presentation]
16:00‐16:30 Session 11.Big Data for Measuring the Information Society 
                    Speaker: Martin Schaaper, Senior ICT Analyst, ITU [Presentation]
16:30‐17:00 Session 12. Getting ICT data through surveys: coordination and survey planning 
                    Speaker: Martin Schaaper, Senior ICT Analyst, ITU [Presentation]

Wednesday 8 May 2019

09:30‐10:30 Session 13. Overview of household ICT indicators, survey design, data processing and data dissemination                            
                    Speaker: Martin Schaaper, Senior ICT Analyst, ITU [Presentation]
10:30‐11:00 Coffee break
11:00‐11:30 Session 13. Overview of household ICT indicators,​​​​ survey design, data processing and data dissemination (cont.)​
                    Speaker: Martin Schaaper, Senior ICT Analyst, ITU 
11:30‐12:30 Session 14. Country roundtable: household statistics [Presentation]
12:30‐14:00 Lunch break
14:00‐14:30 Session 15. Country presentation
                    Speaker: tbd
14:30‐15:00 Session 16. ITU expert groups ​[Presentation]
                    Session 17. How to report your survey data to ITU
                    Speaker: Anne Rita Ssemboga, Program Officer, Regional Office for Africa, ITU [Presentation]
15:00‐15:15 Session 18. Conclusions and closing ceremony​

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