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First Arab-African Interregional Standardization Forum (ISF) for Bridging the Standardization Gap with a focus on PKI for e-trust in the hyperconnected world

Muscat, Oman, 11-12 December 2017

Contact: bridging@itu.int

     
Introduction
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), in partnership with the Information Technology Authority (ITA), Sultanate of Oman, the Arab Information and Communication Technology Organization (AICTO), the African Telecommunication Union (ATU) and the National Digital Certification Agency Tunisia (ANCE), is organizing the first Arab-African Interregional Standardization Forum (ISF) for Bridging the Standardization Gap with a focus on PKI for e-trust in the hyperconnected world from 11-12 December 2017, in Muscat, Oman.  
  
Objectives
The ISF is organized under the patronage of the Ministry of Transport & Communications, Oman and aims to be an open platform for debating and exchanging views on a number of standardization topics under discussion at ITU-T and to highlight activities related to the Bridging the Standardization Gap (BSG) Programme. In addition, the ISF will focus on:

  • Opening a high level interregional dialogue about e-trust services and the key role of national e-certification authorities in building trustworthy digital societies;
  • Paving the way towards the interoperability and mutual recognition of e-trust services;
  • Boosting the interregional cooperation in the field of e-trust to coordinate efforts and come up with technical solutions and regulatory approaches to combat the growth of fraud and cyber threats.

Target Audience
The target audience of the event includes ITU Member States, national standards bodies, ICT regulators, ICT companies, ICT research organizations, service providers, and academia.

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