Iran Country Workshop

Iran National Committee for WSIS / Information Technology Organization of Iran

Session 341

09:00–10:45, Friday, 16 June 2017 Popov Room 1, ITU Tower Country Workshop

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Iran National and Regional Activities towards the Information Society

This workshop will provide a brief summary of the performances, experiences and accomplishments of the Islamic Republic of Iran regarding the Information Society.
The workshop is organized in two parts. In the first part the national achievements and activities regarding the WSIS Action Lines will be reported. Panelists from government, private sector, and academia will update the past reported projects, as well as introducing the new ones. Also the core results of the Iran national ICT measurement survey, conducted by the Information Technology Organization (ITO), as the body in charge for planning and monitoring the Information Technology (IT) in Iran, will be reviewed.
In the second part of the workshop, some regional activities will be reviewed. In this regards a framework for regional spatial data infrastructure (SDI) will be presented. SDI as a key element in supporting decision making for sustainable development, is a data infrastructure implementing a framework of geographic data, metadata, users and tools, and is used throughout an organization, countries, regions, and the world. The Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) member states and Iran's neighbor countries representatives have been invited in order to share their experience to make this regional cooperation in an efficient and flexible way.


Dr Hadi Shahriar Shahhoseini, IUST Vice Chancellor for International Affairs and Senior Adviser of ITO, Iran.


• Mr Nasrollah Jahangard, Iran ICT Ministry and Information Technology Organization, Iran

• Dr Hadi Shahriar Shahhoseini, Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran.

• Mr Reza Bagheri Asl, Information Technology Organization, Iran.

• Dr Seyed Mahmood Tara, Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Iran.

• Ms Molood Mehrabian, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Finance (MEFA), Iran.

• Ms Haydeh Bagheripour, Customs Administration, Iran.

• Mr Behnam Valizadeh, Information Technology Organization, Iran.

• Dr MohammadReza A. Shirazi, Data Processing Company, Iran.


Session's link to WSIS Action Lines

  • AL C1 logo C1. The role of public governance authorities and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
  • AL C2 logo C2. Information and communication infrastructure
  • AL C3 logo C3. Access to information and knowledge
  • AL C4 logo C4. Capacity building
  • AL C5 logo C5. Building confidence and security in the use of ICTs
  • AL C6 logo C6. Enabling environment
  • AL C7 e-Gov logo C7. ICT Applications: E-government
  • AL C7 e-Bus logo C7. ICT Applications: E-business
  • AL C7 e-Lea logo C7. ICT Applications: E-learning
  • AL C7 e-Hea logo C7. ICT Applications: E-health
  • AL C7 e-Emp logo C7. ICT Applications: E-employment
  • AL C7 e-Env logo C7. ICT Applications: E-environment
  • AL C7 e-Agr logo C7. ICT Applications: E-agriculture
  • AL C7 e-Sci logo C7. ICT Applications: E-science
  • AL C8 logo C8. Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
  • AL C9 logo C9. Media
  • AL C10 logo C10. Ethical dimensions of the Information Society
  • AL C11 logo C11. International and regional cooperation

Session's link to Sustainable Development Process

  • Goal 4: Quality education logo Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth logo Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
  • Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure logo Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  • Goal 10: Reduced inequalities logo Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries


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