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Agenda and papers

Wednesday 6 November 2002
09.00 - 09.30

Welcome and introductory remarks by organisers
Chair: ECA

Message of goodwill by the ECA Executive Secretary
Overview of agenda

09.30 - 10.45

Background infromation and presentations:

  • What is the scope of ICT policy? Why is it important and why should CSO's care? - Emmanuel Njenga Njaguna
  • Civil society voice in ICT policy - David Souter
  • Media sector and broadcasting policy - Tracey Naughton (MS Word >>)
  • Mainstreaming gender in ICT policy - Jennifer Radloff
  • Communication rights and Internet rights - Peter Benjamin (Powerpoint presentation >>)
  • Freedom of expression - Fatou Jagne (MS Word >>)
10.45 - 11.15 Coffee break
11.15 - 12.15

Overview of regional and international ICT policy initiatives and their relevance to civil society organisations: What is the role for civil society organisations?

  • ICT civil society and governance - Habib Sy
  • The role of parliamentarians in the formaulation fo ICT policies - Kouferidji Ramanou
  • The role of civil society in NICI plans and strategies - Lishan Adam
12.15 - 13.00 Reports from e-discussion lists on e-governance and civil society - Mme Nnenna Nwakanma and Mohammed Rimoulali
13.00 - 14.30 Lunches and networking
14.30 - 15.00

Introduction to breakaway sessions - Peter Benjamin

15.00 - 16.00

Working groups:

  • The right to communicate, rights awareness and realisation of rights, privacy and security, civil liberties in the Information Age
  • Freedom of expression and information exchange, media diversity
  • Diversity of content, language, ownership and control and the protection of user rights
  • Global regional and national governance of the information society/Internet
16.00 - 16.30 Coffee break
16.30 - 18.00 Working groups continue
Thursday, 7 November 2002
08.30 - 09.15

Africa wide initiatives relevant to ICT policy in Africa
Chair: Emmanuel Njenga Njuguna, APC

  • The African Information Society Initiative (AISI) - Aida Opoku-Mensah (Powerpoint presentation >>)
  • New Partnership for Africa's Development (Nepad)
  • The Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) - Mme Anne Rachel Inne (Powerpoint presentation >>)
  • The UN-ICT Task Force, African Stakeholders Network (Powerpoint presentation >>)
09.15 - 10.00

The African Preparatory process to the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) including CSO activities and recommendations

  • Bamako 2002/PrepCom 1 reports - Tracey Naughton, MISA (Powerpoint presentation >> Full paper in MS Word >>)
  • UNESCO's support of NGO's for WSIS - Gunther Cyraneck, ECA (WSIS CSO Bamako Resolution in MS Word, english >> french >>, UNECA and WSIS >>)
10.00 - 10.30 Coffee break
10.30 - 12.00 Presentation of civil society organisations' work
Showcase of ICT applications in Africa for CSO's
12.00 - 13.00 Report back from Working groups 1 (MS Word >>)
13.00 - 14.30 Lunch
14.30 - 15.15

Learning from past ICT initiatives - role of civil society (Powerpoint presentation >>)

  • Weakness and strength in networking
  • Evaluation of networks and initiatives in Africa and around the world
  • Challenges: how to renew methodologies of networking to be more efficient to influence ICT policy
  • Social impact of ICT policy, evaluation of roles and action of CSOs
15.15 - 15.35 Mobilizers networks - information dissemination, regional catalysts - Peter Benjamin (Powerpoint presentation >>)
15.35 - 16.00 Coffee break
16.00 - 18.00 Working groups for action plan
19.00 - 22.00 Hafkin Prize Dinner
Friday, 8 November 2002
08.30 - 09.30 Working groups continue - action plan
09.30 - 10.45 Report backs to plenary (Powerpoint presentation >>)
10.45 - 11.15 Coffee break
11.15 - 12.00 Regional groups meeting
12.00 - 13.30 Recommendations and way forward
Evaluations, thanks and closing
Training Course: Saturday, 9 November 2002
09.00 - 16.00 Training course on ICT policy for civil society