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MEETINGS

Roundtable on Information Society Indicators and Profiles in Western Asia - Beirut 4-5 October 2004

Agenda (Tentative) | Click here to download the PDF version


DAY ONE
Monday, 4 October 2004

09:00 - 10:00 Registration

10:00 - 10:15 Opening session

Opening remarks: ESCWA Ahmed Farahat
Round table context and objectives Mervat Tallawy

10:15 11:15 Session 1: Setting the Stage

Chairperson: Ahmed Farahat

Overview Sami Zahran
The global partnership initiative Mansour Farah
Discussion

11:15 11:45 Break

11:45 13:30 Session 2: Contextual Perspectives

Chairperson: Diane Stukel

OECD Martin Schaaper
ITU Khalil Aburizik
UNCTAD Susan Teltscher
Discussion

13:30 14:30 Lunch

14:30 16:00 Session 3: Contextual Perspectives, continued

Chairperson: Susan Teltscher

UNESCO Institute for Statistics Diane Stukel
ESCWA (Questionnaire results) Heshem Auda
Discussion

16:00 16:15 Break

16:15 17:30 Session 4: Towards a Common Set of ICT Indicators

Chairperson: Ismail Falah

Interventions by heads of NSOs on their views and comments as regards a common set of indicators and the approach adopted (led by OECD).
Discussion

DAY TWO Tuesday, 5 October 2004

09:00 10:30 Session 5: Towards a Common Set of ICT Indicators, continued

Chairperson: Sami Fayad

Interventions by heads of NSOs on their views and comments as regards a common set of indicators and the approach adopted (led by ESCWA).
Discussion

10:30 10:45 Break

10:45 12:15 Session 6: Capacity Building of NSOs

Chairperson: Martin Schaaper

Interventions by heads of NSOs on their views and comments as regards capacity building of NSOs and the approach adopted (led by UNCTAD & UIS).
Discussion

12:15 13:30 Session 7: Towards an International Database on ICT Indicators

Chairperson: Abdel Hakim Obeid

Foundations of ICT Indicators Database Hesham Auda
ESCWA ICT Indicators Database Juliana Daher
Discussion

13:30 14:30 Lunch

14:30 16:00 Session 8: Modality of Implementation

Chairperson: Ahmed Farahat

Regional Working Group on ICT indicators
On-line communication venue

16:00 16:15 Break

16:15 17:00 Closing Session

MEETING DETAILS

Final Report

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