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NTIC ET ENTREPRENARIAT : L’ART DE CONCRÉTISER SES PROJETS

ZCP, IICD et Balancing Act organisent un atelier d’une journée à Ouagadougou sur le thème :

« Entrepreneurs d’aujourd’hui et de demain dans les branches de l’Internet, des Télécommunications et de l’Informatique »

Cet atelier vise les entrepreneurs (existants et potentiels) dans les branches nommées ci-dessus. Des entrepreneurs avec une large expérience sur le terrain au Burkina Faso seront présents pour raconter leur histoire mais aussi des représentants d’institutions de (micro-) finance et des banquiers, qui expliqueront les conditions sous lesquelles ils peuvent ou ne peuvent pas fournir des crédits pour des nouvelles entreprises dans le secteur des NTIC. A côté de ces présentations, une partie de la journée sera consacrée à des sessions de travail pendant lesquelles les participants seront invités à monter des Œbusiness plan’ réalistes dans le cadre des NTIC.

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Pendant la journée, un repas et deux pauses café seront fournies aux participants.

L’inscription est gratuite, mais un maximum de 50 participants sera retenu, donc inscrivez-vous à temps !

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IMPLEMENTING THE WSIS ACTION PLAN 25TH - 26TH MARCH 2004, SAFARI PARK HOTEL, NAIROBI, KENYA

DAY ONE

08:30am - Opening Ceremony, Chaired by Cuthbert M. Lekaukau, Chairman, CTO

Welcome address by Dr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, Chief Executive Officer, CTO

Opening remarks by Mr Pierre Gagne, International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Representative, and WSIS Executive Secretary

Opening remarks by Mr Akossi Akossi, Secretary-General, African Telecommunications Union (ATU)

Opening remarks by H.E. Dr Cheikh Tidiane Gadio, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Senegal

Keynote speech and official opening by Hon. John Njoroge Michuki, M.P., Minister of Transport and Communications, Kenya

10:30am - Coffee Break

Morning Sessions

11:00am

Session 1. The Challenge for Policy-Makers

H.E. Mamadou Diop, Minister of Information and Pan African Cooperation for New Information and Communication Technologies, Senegal
H.E. Sadok Rabah, Minister of Communication Technologies and Transport, Tunisia
H.E. John M. Nasasira, Minister of Works, Housing and Communications, Uganda
H.E. Mr Albert Kan-Dapaah, Minister of Communications and Technology, Ghana

01:00pm

Lunch Break

02:30pm

Session 2. The Challenge for Regulators

Mr Ernest Ndukwe, Chief Executive Officer and Director General, Nigeria Communications Commission, and West African Telecommunications Regulators Association (WATRA)
Mr Cuthbert M. Lekaukau, Chief Executive Officer, Botswana Regulatory Commission
Mr Jean-Louis Beh Mengue, Director General, Communications Regulatory Authority, Cameroon
Mr Patrick Masambu, Director General, Uganda Communication Commission
Eng. Alaa Fahmy, Executive President, National Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRA), Egypt
Mr Kamal El-Ayadi, President, National Telecommunications Authority, Tunisia
Mr Sammy K. Kirui, Director-General and Chief Executive Officer, Communications Commission of Kenya

Afternoon Sessions

04:30pm

Session 3. The Challenge for Development Partners

Mr Mostafa Terrab, Global Information and Communication Technologies Policy Division (GICT), World Bank
Mr Henry Chasia, Africa E-Commission
Dr Karima Bounemra Ben Soltane, UNECA
Mr Guy Mustard, Department for International Development (DfID), United Kingdom
Prof. Wiseman Nkuhlu, Chairman Steering Committee, New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD)
Mr Malcolm Johnson, Office of Communications (OFCOM), United Kingdom
Mr Mohamed Ibn Chambas, Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
Mr Paul Alexander, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), United Kingdom
Ms Jennifer Beaston, Digital Partners

06:00pm

Reception

DAY TWO

Morning Sessions

08:30am

Session 4. The Challenge for the Private Sector

Mr Karl Keppke, Regional Manager Africa, Hughes Network Systems
Mr. Ahmed Toumi, Director General and Chief Executive Officer, ITSO
Ms Elizabeth L. Migwalla, Boeing
Mr Jean-Marie Blanchard, Alcatel
Mr Noah A. Samamra, World Space
Ms Roxana Dunnette, World Space
Mr Brian Longwe, General Manager, African ISP Association (AfrISPA)

10:00am

Coffee Break

10:30ma

Session 5. The Role of Private Financial Institutions and Capital Markets
Mr Egal N. Roble, African Development Bank
Mr Solomon Asamoah, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Mr Eric M.K. Osiakwan, Ghana New Ventures Competition

12:30pm

Lunch Break

Afternoon Session

02:00pm

Session 6. The Role of Civil Society

Mr James Nguo, Regional Co-ordinator, Arid Lands Information Network, Kenya
Mr John Dada, Chairman, Fantsuam Foundation, Nigeria
Kenya Data Network
Ms Alice Munyua, Co-ordinator, Africa ICT Policy Monitor Project, Association for Progressive Communications
Dr Ernest J. Wilson III, Centre for International Development and Conflict Management, University of Maryland, United States of America
Mr David Hartshorn, Global VSAT Forum
Mr Rodwyn Grewan, SchoolNet, South Africa

03:30pm

Coffee Break

04:00pm

Session 7. Public-Private Partnerships

Mr Richard Bell, Chairman, Kenya Network Information Centre, & CEO, Kenya Data Networks
Mr Strive Masiyiwa, Chief Executive Officer, Econet Wireless

05:30pm

Presentation of the "CTO Roadmap and Milestones Framework" for implementing country ICTs plans to achieve the MDGs and WSIS Plan of Action.

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THE FINAL LEG TOWARDS THE OPENING OF WCIT 2004

Concluding preparations are in process for the approaching 14th World congress on Information Technology (WCIT) hosted by the Federation of Hellenic Information Technology and Communications Enterprises (SEPE) in Athens on May 19-21 2004. There are less than 100 days remaining to the Congress Opening in the brand new Congress Center of Athens Music Hall (Megaron). A pre-congress flavor will be expected during Monday and Tuesday May17-18 2004 in the congress venue where significant congress forums / events will be taking place.

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During the main course of WCIT2004 Congress on May 19-21 key note addresses by world-renowned personalities including senior ICT & Telecommunications executives, government officials, prominent academics will enhance the magnitude of the congress program with their participation

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During the official three congress days of WCIT the program is arranged about a different main theme for each day. The first day is dedicated to the ever-changing Telecommunications landscape, the second day will observe Information Technology’s dominant current and future trends, and the last day will be concentrating on e-Democracy, beyond e-Government. Furthermore on May 21st 2004 during the e-Government session the endorsement of the "Declaration of Political Leaders on Technological Development in the Service of the Citizen", along with an action plan representing their country’s commitment to this global effort by more than 25 participating Ministers from all over the world, invited by Greek Foreign Minister, George Papandreou.

In this day’s framework, the official launching of the access2democracy NGO will take place. Minister George A. Papandreou member of the Honorary Board will present the new forum and its mission. Access2democracy aims to enhance global democratic procedures through communications technology.

Last but not least, during the main Congress of WCIT2004 significant Networking events will take place between companies and delegates from around the world with the support of the Hellenic Innovation Relay Center, a founding member of the European IRC Network, with successful track record during events such as CeBIT and SMAU.

WCIT 2004 Congress Organizers
C&C INTERNATIONAL S.A
Paradeisou 16 Maroussi, 15125 Greece
Tel: +30 210 68 89 100
Fax: +30 210 68 44 777
e-mail: info@worldcongress2004.org