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ITU Workshop on tackling climate change and Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) Measurement
Cotonou, Benin, 19 July 2012 Contact:
fcucchietti.jpg​​Flavio Cucchietti, Telecom Italia

Flavio Cucchietti, within Telecom Italia R&D Center in Turin (Italy,) is managing the innovation projects on infrastructural and powering solutions for the Next Generation Network.

From 1988 is active in standardization activities on access network technologies and conformance testing. Is currently member of many standardization groups acting on Energy Efficiency and Sustainability for ICT and Network infrastructure.

Cooperates with EC and Energy Star on Energy efficiency initiatives.

Co-chairs the GeSI-EEWG (Energy Efficiency Working Group) where worldwide ICT service providers and vendors are working together towards energy efficiency .

Takes part to international and national study groups on optical fibre deployment in FTTx and Digital Divide scenarios.

He is Board member of GeSI and of CEI, the Italian standardization institution in the electrical, electronic and telecommunications area.
pgemma.jpgPaolo Gemma, Huawei

Paolo Gemma - senior Specialist for Europe and representative of Huawei on issues related to energy saving and environmental sustainability of companies worldwide - has done its input in Huawei in April 2008.

Before he was in Nokia Siemens Networks, has been responsible for laboratories Italian for EMC (electromagnetic compatibility) and electrical safety areas. Previously he held for 18 years a role like within the Siemens Communications Division.

Paolo Gemma, between the leading experts of sector at international level, has an active role in international standardization activities. Since 1993 has engaged in ETSI (European Telecommunication Standard Institute) and participates in the development of telecommunications EMC standards.

In 1997 he did entering ITU-T in the study group 5 with the role of Rapporteur until now. Currently he works about thematic related to the coordination and planning on climate change and ICT standards.

Paolo Gemma has followed the work of the EE (Environmental Engineering) of ETSI Technical Committee since 1998. EE is the Technical Committee of ETSI engaged in the standardization of energy power, mechanics and environmental conditions. The group is committed since 2004 on ecological issues in particular with regard to the reduction of energy consumption and cooling management of equipment and installation publishing some standards on this issue.

In 2002, has been appointed Secretary of the Committee ETSI TC EE and 2009 holds the position of Chairman of the EEPS EE (eco Environmental product standard) working group. It is, moreover, reporter on standardizing on the themes of energy saving and environmental impact of the ITU-T Study group SG5 telecommunications industry acting as rapporteur of Q17/5 “Energy efficiency for ICT equipment and Climate Change standards harmonization” .

Paolo Gemma is a graduate in electrical engineering from the University of Genoa.
kouakou.jpgGuy-Michel Kouakou, Chairman of SG 5 Regional Group for Africa

Guy-Michel Kouakou is the Vice-chair of Study Group 5 and Chairman of SG5 Regional Group for Africa.

He is Deputy-Director of Quality at ATCI, the Ivorian telecommunication regulator.

He has been working on EMF issues since 2007.
Vijay Mauree, Programme Coordinator, ITU-T

Vijay received his first degree in Computer Science with Electronic Engineering from University College London, UK and his Masters degree in Information Technology from Imperial College, Science and Technology, UK. He is also the holder of an MBA from Cranfield School of Management in UK.
In June 2010 he joined the ITU-T Policy and Technology Watch Division in Geneva where he is responsible for the implementation of projects under Bridging the Standardization Gap programme and undertaking research on emerging ICT standardization activities for production of Technology Watch reports. He has already published two such reports on ICT as an enabler for Smart Water Management and the Optical World. He is also co-ordinating the work of the new Focus Group on Bridging the Gap: From Innovation to Standards which was set up this year.
ntewfik.jpgNevine Tewfik, MCIT, Egypt

Nevine Tewfik has been recently appointed Director of Research, Policies and Strategies at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology- Egypt. Ms. Tewfik’s portfolio includes a number of projects/ initiatives including among other things; Egypt’s Green ICT program where she is coordinating the local and international cooperation dimension with different stakeholders including the government, private sector and international organizations. Ms. Tewfik is also co chair of the Green ICT protocol committee in Egypt and Associate Rapporteur of Question 23 in ITU SG-5 on ICT and adaptation.

Ms. Tewfik’s portfolio includes child online Protection and e- content strategies and policies in Egypt. For the past years, Nevine’s work revolved around the development and formulation of strategies in Egypt and reaching out to the region, as well as engaging Egypt actively in the international dialogue on these subjects. Ms. Tewfik represents the ministry at relevant conferences and forums including the different rounds of the IGF. Ms. Tewfik is also member of the ITU COP initiative, as well as Egypt’s representative at the ITU WG- CP. Ms. Tewfik is member of the ITU Dynamic Coalition on climate change.

Prior to that, Ms. Tewfik was Deputy Director of International Relations and General Manager of the European Cooperation Department. Ms. Tewfik's portfolio included coordinating the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology’s relations with numerous international organizations. She has also been involved in formulating Egypt's Information Society White Paper.

With more than 20 years experience in the fields of socio political research, international relations and development, Ms. Tewfik has represented Egypt in a number of international forums and conferences, including the World Summit on The Information Society. Her field of expertise is oriented towards ICT4D, child online safety, green ICT, in addition to strategic writing, and political analysis.

Ms. Tewfik studied at the American University in Cairo, where she received her BA and MA in Political Science.
azeddam.jpgAhmed Zeddam, ITU-T Study Group 5 Chairman

Ahmed ZEDDAM received Doctor of Research degree in electronics and the Ph.D. degree in electromagnetic both from the University of Lille, France in 1980 and 1988, respectively. From 1979 to 1982, he was an assistant Professor of electronics at Lille I University. Since 1982, he has been employed at Research and Development Division of France Telecom in Lannion where he was until 2009 head of a Research and Development Unit dealing with Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC). He conducted research on Lightning Protection and EMC for broadband systems of communications. He is involved in several Technical Committees of international standardisation bodies dealing with Electromagnetic Compatibility (ITU-T, IEC, and CENELEC).

Dr Zeddam is the author and co-author of about 100 scientific papers, published in reviewed journals and international conferences. He participated to the production of books related to EMC, including a reference book published in 2007. Since 2008 he is Senior Standardisation Manager within France Telecom Orange and he currently Chairman of Study Group 5 of ITU-T “Environment and Climatic Change”. He is also involved in Commission E "Electromagnetic Noise and Interference" of International Union of Radio Science (URSI). Dr. Zeddam is member of many scientific committees of national and international conferences where he held chairing positions and in particular, he was the General Co-chair of IEEE ISPLC 2011.