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ITU Workshop on tackling climate change and Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) Measurement
Cotonou, Benin, 19 July 2012 Contact:
19 July 2012
08:00 - 09:30 Delegate Registration
09:30 - 10:30

Opening Ceremony

  • Vijay Mauree, Programme Coordinator, ITU/TSB (on behalf of Malcolm Johnson, Director, ITU/TSB)
    [ Biography ]
  • Guy-Michel Kouakou, Chairman, Regional Group of SG 5 for Africa
  • Firmin Djimenou, President, ATRPT


​10:30 - 11:00 ​Coffee break
11:00 - 12:30​

Session 1: Mobile Phone compliance

This session will discuss the main issues facing regulatory bodies in thetechnical regulation and enforcement of Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) limits for mobile phones and the standards behind SAR measurement.


  • Challenges of Mobile Phone SAR Enforcement in Africa, Ally Y. Simba, Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority
    [ Presentation ]
  • Benchmark and best practices on SAR limits enforcement, Flavio Cucchietti, Telecom Italia
    [ Biography | Abstract | Presentation ]
  • Scientific rationale behind SAR measurement/computational standards in IEC & IEEE, Jafar Keshvari, Nokia
    [ Presentation ]
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:30

Session 2: Base station compliance assessment

This session will address issues in base station compliance in relation to earthing, bonding and will also consider methodologies to assess measurement of base station conformity for regulatory purposes.
Moderator: Ali Sidick, Tchad Telecommunication Regulatory Authorities, Tchad
  • Standards for the protection of Radio Installations, Ahmed Zeddam, Chairman ITU-T SG 5
    [ Biography | Abstract | Presentation ]
  • Relevant ITU-T Recommendations for the protection of base solutions, Ahmed Zeddam, Chairman ITU-T SG 5
    [ Biography | Abstract | Presentation ]
  • How SAR may be used with base stations with some reference to IEC 62232?  Paolo Gemma, Huawei Technologies Co Ltd
    [ Biography | Presentation ]
​15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 - 16:30​

Session 3: Base station compliance assessment (continued)

  • Conformity assessment of radio installations of mobile cellular GSM networks in Ivory Coast, Dally Brice, Ivory Coast
    [ Presentation ]
​16:30 - 17:15

Session 4:Climate Change adaptation and ITU methodologies for assessing environmental impact of ICTs

This session is a technical tutorial on relevant ITU-T Recommendations for assessing the environmental impact of ICTs (L.1400, L.1410, L.1420).

Moderator: Pierrette Amoussou Djossou, ATRPT, Benin
  • Towards Concerted African Efforts in ICT and Climate Change (Snapshots From ITU- T Q23/5, Egypt and Ghana), Nevine Tewfik, MCIT, Egypt
    [ Biography | Presentation ]
  • Methodologies to assess ICT footprint, Ahmed Zeddam, Chairman ITU-T SG 5
    [ Biography | Abstract | Presentation ]