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Dynamic Coalition on Internet and Climate Change (DCICC)

Workshop on Green ICTs and Innovation
30 September 2011 from 10.30 to 12.30 hours, Nairobi, Kenya
Conference Room 6
  • Agenda:
  1. Opening remarks
    • Moderator: Mr. Issah Yahaya, Director, Policy and Planning, Ministry of Communications, Ghana (Accra Call to Action)
  2.  Brief presentation of key activities on Climate Change by participants:
    • Ms Cristina Bueti, Programme Coordinator, Telecommunication Standardization Bureau (TSB), International Telecommunication Union (ITU) (Outcome of the ITU Green Standards Week) [PPT]
    • Mr Taylor Raynolds, Senior Economist, Information Economy, ICTs and Environment, OECD
    • Mr Rizwan Tufail, Technology Officer, Microsoft [PPT]
    • Ms Edith Ofwona Adera, Senior Program Specialist, International Development Research Centre (IDRC) [PPT]
    • Mr Mick Wilson, Division of Early Warning and Assessment (DEWA), United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP)
    • Mr James Kasigwa, Ag. Commissioner Broadcasting Infrastructure, Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, Uganda [PPT]
    • Mr Giacomo Mazzone, European Broadcasting Union (EBU)
    •  Dr Faheem Hussain, Assistant Professor, Asian University for Women, Chittagong, Bangladesh
  3. Open discussion
  4. Next steps
  5. Closing of the workshop

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4th meeting 30 September 2011, 9.00 to 10.30h
Conference Room 6
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SPEAKER'S BIOS (Alphabetically by surname)

Ms Cristina Bueti
Programme Coordinator, Telecommunication standardization Bureau (TSB), ITU

Cristina Bueti graduated from the Faculty of Political Science and International Cooperation and Development of the University of Florence, where she completed postgraduate studies in International Cooperation. In 2003, Ms Bueti completed a project for the Faculty of Laws, University of Malta, before joining the International Telecommunication Union in Geneva in January 2004. As a Programme Coordinator, she is actively involved in ITU-T's activities related to sustainability, e-waste and climate change.

Mr Taylor Reynolds
Senior economist, Information Economy, ICTs and Environment, OECD

Taylor Reynolds is a senior economist at the OECD. He leads the organization's Information Economy Unit that covers issues such as the role of information and communication technologies in the economy, digital content, economic impacts of the Internet and green ICTs. His previous work at the OECD concentrated on telecommunication and broadcast markets with a particular focus on broadband.   Before joining the OECD, Taylor worked at the International Telecommunication Union, the World Bank and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (United States). Taylor has a Ph.D. in Economics from American University in Washington, D.C. (United States).

Mr Faheem Hussain
Ph.D, Assistant Professor Asian University for Women, Bangladesh

Dr. Faheem Hussain is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Information & Communication Technology (ICT) undergraduate program of Asian University for Women (AUW) in Chittagong, Bangladesh.  Dr. Hussain completed his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in the Department of Engineering & Public Policy, with a focus on technology and development in the South Asian region: in ICT for Development (ICTD), Telecommunication Policy and Management, Science and Technology Policy, and Community Media.  He served as a faculty member for Carnegie Mellon's Qatar Campus. His present work interests include: green ICT; comparative effectiveness analysis of different Information Service options in rural South Asia; and emerging telecommunication industry and regulations.

Mr James Kasigwa
Commissioner Broadcasting Infrastructure, Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, Uganda

Mr. James Kasigwa is a Telecommunications Engineer, with a Masters degree in Telecommunications & Computer Networks Engineering (TeCNE) from London South Bank University, and a Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Makerere University, Kampala. Currently, Mr. Kasigwa heads the Department of Broadcasting & Infrastructure at the Ministry of Information & Communications Technology, Government of Uganda. He is also the Chairman of the Multi-sector working group on ICT & Climate Change at the Ministry of Information & Communications Technology.

Mrs Edith Ofwona-Adera
Senior Program Specialist with the International Development Research Centre

Mrs. Edith Ofwona-Adera is a Senior Program Specialist with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada. With over 18 years of experience gained from working in government and international development organisations, her specific focus is on Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D), Climate Change and Water. She has been pivotal in the research work behind the development of Uganda’s and Kenya’s universal access strategies and implementation plans.  

Mr Rizwan Tufail
Technology Officer, Microsoft

Rizwan Tufail is the Regional Director and Technology Officer for Microsoft West, East, Central Africa and Indian Ocean Islands. In this role he leads Microsoft’s strategic initiatives relating to all aspects of technology strategy, innovation and policy across the 48 governments of the region. He is the primary engagement contact with government, and a key spokesperson for Microsoft on technology policy issues as they arise in the public debate, including issues of Security, Privacy, Open Standards, and Interoperability. As part of the work he also oversees Microsoft’s work with Governments to create projects and programs that help the governments achieve their national objectives and address their national socio-economic development priorities.  

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