This session will discuss the (1) Strategic frameworks at the national and regional levels with regards to WSIS and SDGs, including overreaching digital strategies and ICT sectoral strategies; (2) ICT infrastructure, including market structure and regulatory landscape, service types, ICT connectivity, Internet architecture and domain name management; (3) Governance, including public/private partnership, multi-sector partnership, role of NGOs and participation in Internet Governance activities; (4) Legal environment, including enabling and regulatory environment related to the use of digital tools; and (5) Building trust with users through confidence and security mechanisms in the use of ICTs, including privacy, data protection and network security.
Ms. Lina Oueidat, ICT Advisor, Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Lebanon
Ms. Shaikha Aljassasi, Media and Publication Specialist, Information Technology Authority, Oman – e-Oman Digital Strategy: vision, objectives, mission, pillars and e-governance framework
Ms. Baydaa Al-Akabi, Chief Engineer, Ministry of Communications, Iraq – Rebuilding the ICT infrastructure after the war
Mr. Ibaa Oueichek, Adviser to the Minister of Communications and Technology, Syrian Arab Republic – Fixed broadband strategy for increased access to the Internet
Mr. Khaled Sellami, Ministry of Public Service, Modernisation of the Administration and Public Policies, Tunisia – Experience in freedom of access to information and personal data protection
Mr. Mohamed Saleck, Director of Information Systems, Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research and ICT, Mauritania – Increasing broadband capacities to provide faster, cheaper and more affordable Internet connections