Alternative Policy and Regulatory Strategies for Developing Countries in the Digital Economy
Seminar 1: ICT indicators, measurement & evidence
Do you know where you stand in relation to Sustainable Development Goals ICT targets?
Do you have the data to report to your citizens, regional organisations and to international bodies?
Big data for development? What is the potential of big data for national planning and monitoring?
Seminar 2- Alternative access strategies
Although OTTs / global platforms have offered ‘free’ substitutes for voice and SMS services, how can the people unable to afford the underlying data services get access?
Can dynamic/secondary spectrum use and allocation reduce cost to cover rural areas?
What can community networks add to the mix?
Seminar 3 – Governance for the Digital Economy
Cybersecurity, privacy and data protection
Do you have the necessary skills at a national level to create a secure and trusted environment for your citizens and in which e-commerce can flourish?
Why are data protection and privacy essential to creating critical infrastructure?
How can multistakeholder collaboration enhance digital policy?
Take time out to reflect on the impact of data; the rapidly changing technology and need for policy and regulatory innovation in resources and institutionally constrained settings; and how to deliver on public policy objectives of equitable Internet access of adequate quality necessary for social and economic inclusion in globalised economy.
Who should attend?
Policy advisors and regulators; telecommunications managers and strategists; ICT advocates and academics.
Attend one (R750), two (R1500) or three days (R2000)
Prof Alison Gillwald, Nelson Mandela School of Governance and former South African regulator
Dr Enrico Calandro, Senior Researcher, Research ICT Africa
Dr Ian Brown, Principal Scientific Officer at the UK government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Prof H. Nwana founding partner of Cenerva, current Executive Director Emeritus of the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance
Prof Rohan Samarajiva, Chairman of Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA)
Sriganesh Lokanathan, Team Lead, Big Data for Development, LIRNEasia
See: www.researchICTafrica.net |www.lirneasia.net |www.cenerva.com