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ITU Workshop on Human Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs)
Quito, Ecuador, 14 August 2013


14 August 2013

08:00 – 09:00


09:00 – 09:30​

Opening Ceremony


09:30 – 11:00​

Keynote Speeches

11:00 – 11:30​

Coffee Break

11:30 – 13:00​​

Session 1 – EMF exposure standards and public policies

The proliferation of radiocommunication stations in urban and rural environments has raised public concerns regarding human exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF). This session will address the importance of developing policies and standards for EMF management and thus, the need for international coordination in this area.

Moderator: Hernán Ordoñez, Vice-President of Regulatory Affairs,Telefónica, Ecuador [ Biography ]


Questions and Answers

13:00 – 14:30​​​


14:30 – 16:00​​​​

Session 2 – EMF exposure standards and the ICT sector response

This session will address the importance of building a standardized approach for evaluating EMF exposure levels. This session will also look at how the ICT sector has responded to the technical and public concerns over EMF issues, focusing on Latin America.

ModeratorOverview of ITU Activities on Human Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs): Cristina Bueti, Advisor, ITU  [ Biography | Presentation ]


Questions and Answers

16:00 – 16:30​​​​​

Coffee Break

16:30 – 17:30​​​​​​

Session 3 -  Panel Discussion

This session will act as a platform of discussion on EMF policy and standards frameworks. . The purpose of this session is to identify a set of actions to address public concerns over human exposure to EMF and the growing demand of ICT services in Latin America through the lens of different stakeholders.

Moderator:  Mauro Accurso, Communications and Sustainability Manager, GSMA Latin America [ Biography ]


Questions and Answers ​

17:30 – 18:00​​​​​​​

Wrap up and close of the workshop

 *To be confirmed