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  • eKrishok Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development (BIID) | Bangladesh
    eKrishok is the service brand of agricultural extension service of Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development (BIID). It offers ICT enabled extension services including extension information, marketing, business planning and business management services. It also offers smart learning facility for the farmers and small agro-businesses. The service is available over phone, online and mobile apps. Since 2009, the service is operational and recognized by relevant stakeholders as the most persistence service. This involved government, private sector and development agencies while developing & delivering the service.
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  • Infomed: an innovating, socializing project at the service of Cuban public health National Information Center for the Medical Sciences (Centro Nacional de Información de Ciencias Médicas de la República de Cuba-CNICM) | Cuba
    A presentation is made of the experience gathered by the health telematic network Infomed, an innovating, socializing project at the service of professionals from the Cuban National Health System. Infomed is a portal following the latest trends and capable of building communities of practice and socializing knowledge, pioneering in the use of open systems and free software. The main information resources in the network relate to the specific features of the Cuban health system. The network is a social impact endeavor continually perfecting itself with the participation of multidisciplinary talents, and using technologies to improve healthcare in Cuba and worldwide.
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  • African School on Internet Governance Association for Progressive Communications | South Africa
    The AfriSIG aims to give Africans from diverse sectors and stakeholder groups the opportunity to gain knowledge and confidence to participate effectively in internet governance (IG) processes and debates nationally, regionally and globally. It contributes towards increasing the diversity, extent, quality and effectiveness of African participation in IG by creating a space that promotes multistakeholder learning and dialogue. The School responds to the challenge of inadequate participation by African and women stakeholders in the IG sphere, building knowledge across stakeholder groups and Africa's sub-regions by fostering dialogue on complex issues towards mainstreaming African and women’s perspectives to global internet governance.
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  • African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms Initiative Global Partners Digital | South Africa
    The African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms is a Pan-African initiative to promote human rights standards and principles of openness in Internet policy formulation and implementation on the continent. The Declaration is intended to elaborate on the principles which are necessary to uphold human and people’s rights on the Internet, and to cultivate an Internet environment that can best meet Africa’s social and economic development needs and goals. The Declaration builds on well-established international human rights instruments including the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, and aims to shape approaches to Internet policy-making and governance across the continent.
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  • Legislative Agenda of Trinidad and Tobago Ministry of Public Administration | Trinidad and Tobago
    Legislation: Legal and regulatory structures are recognized as a critical component and enabler for the ICT environment. In this regard the Government of Trinidad and Tobago has included the following legislation and policies in its Legislative Agenda: The Electronic Transactions Act 2011 The Electronic Transactions Act is a key enabling framework necessary to support E-commerce in Trinidad and Tobago and seeks to create a clear and predictable legal environment that can be trusted by citizens, institutions and businesses. In facilitating E-commerce the Act provides for the legal recognition of electronic documents, electronic records and electronic signatures. The legislation also aims to establish uniformity of rules and standards regarding the authentication and integrity of electronic records and to promote public confidence in the integrity and reliability of electronic records and transactions conducted in an electronic environment. To date the following parts of the legislation are yet to be proclaimed: Part V Electronic Authentication Providers Part VI Intermediaries and Telecommunications Service Providers Part VIII Consumer Protections Part IX Contravention and Enforcement and Part X Miscellaneous The full proclamation of the Act and the preparation of regulations are being pursued. In this regard, The National Technical Advisory Committee on Electronic Transactions (NTAC) completed a National Policy Review in 2015. e-Payments: Exchequer and Audit (Electronic Funds Transfer) Regulations The Exchequer and Audit Act was amended in 2014 to provide for e-Payments within Government. The Regulations outline the general rules for Electronic Funds Transfer and were laid in Parliament in May 2015. (Please note that the Exchequer and Audit Act is not under the purview of the Ministry of Public Administration but rather is under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Finance.) The Data Protection Act 2011 The Data Protection Act was assented to on June 22, 2011, and has partially come into force by Legal Notice No 2 of 2012. The Act provides for the protection of a person’s right to privacy, and establishes affirmative responsibility, on both the public and private sector, with respect to the security of personal information which is collected, stored and processed in the course of business operations. It applies to all individuals and organisations that handle, store or process personal information. To date the following parts of the legislation are yet to be proclaimed: Part II Office of the Information Commissioner (to facilitate the enforcement of the Act) Part III Protection of Personal Data by Public Bodies Part IV Protection of Personal Data by the Private Sector Part V Contravention of Enforcement The Government of Trinidad and Tobago worked with the Commonwealth Cybercrime Initiative and the International Telecommunications Union in 2015 to develop the Draft National Polices on Data Disposal and Data Classification. In accordance with international best practice, the elaboration of the policy and standards is being pursued in four phases, as follows: a) Phase 1 - Current State and Readiness Assessment to be conducted for Ministries and Agencies, including a review of existing legislation, frameworks and national ICT plans (completed). b) Phase 2 - Stakeholder Needs Assessment (completed) c) Phase 3 - Design of a National Data Classification Policy, Data Classi?cation strategy and Data Classification Guidelines (ongoing) d) Phase 4 – Dissemination of Policy and Stakeholder Consultation (not yet commenced) Telecommunications Amendment Bill The Telecommunications Act, Chapter 47:31 has been in effect since 2001. Several amendments have been made to treat with Spectrum, Quality of Service, Universal Service, Pricing and Obligations. These amendments are intended to strengthen the framework established under the Act and to address competition issues. Telecommunications (Consumer) Quality of Service) Regulations 2015 These regulations seek to provide the general overarching framework that would safeguard the interests of consumers in the Telecommunications and Broadcasting sectors and ensure that consumers have the right to the following: ? Access to essential telecommunications and broadcast services; ? Access to the information required to make informed consumption decisions; ? Personal privacy which is respected and protected; ? Minimum standards for consumer related service quality; ? Protection from unfair and anti -competitive business practices; ? Effective and efficient complaint recognition, handling and resolution; and ? Information which creates an awareness of relevant consumer obligations. The regulations have been submitted to the Minister of Public Administration for approval and promulgation through negative resolution of Parliament in accordance with Section 78 of the Telecommunications Act. Universal Service Regulations - Draft Universal Service Regulations were completed in July, 2013, and were subsequently revised in October 2013 following stakeholder consultations. Following review by the Legislation Revision Commission (LRC) and completion of the administrative groundwork, a Universal Service Committee (USC) was established in 2015 and the Telecommunications (Universal Service) Regulations 2015 came into effect via Legal Notice No. 63 of 2015. Work is underway, and pending approval by the Minister with responsibility for Telecommunications, for the following pieces of legislation: - Draft Telecommunications (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations; - Telecommunications (Interconnection) (Amendment) Regulations; - Telecommunications (Access to Facilities) (Amendment) Regulations; - Telecommunications (Radio Spectrum Management) Regulations; and - Telecommunications (Authorization) Regulations
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