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1 ASIA-PACIFIC INFORMATION SUPERHIGHWAY (AP-IS) FOR SDG HELPDESK October 2017

2 Information and Communications Technology and Disaster Risk Reduction Division (IDD) ESCAP s work programme focusses on the following areas: Sustainable Development Macroeconomic Policy and Development Trade and Investment Transport Social Development Environment and Development Information and Communications Technology, Disaster Risk Reduction Statistics Sub-regional activities for development 2

3 3 Broadband Divide

4 4 Challenges: Digital Divide in Asia and the Pacific Fixed broadband subscriptions by subregion in % 6.17% 7.00% 9.32% 75.74% Pacific North & Central Asia East & North-East Asia South-East Asia South & South-West Asia Source: Produced by ESCAP, based on data sourced from ITU World Telecommunications/ICT Indicators Database (accessed July 2017).

5 5 By income group Year ESCAP High-Income Countries ESCAP Lower-Middle-Income Countries ESCAP Upper-Middle-Income excl. China PR ESCAP Low-Income Countries

6 6 Artificial Intelligence

7 7 New reality with Artificial Intelligence Internets

8 AI research and ICT investment Japan India Korea (Rep.) Malaysia Hong Kong, China Turkey Pakistan New Zealand Philippines Thailand Macao, China Kazakhstan Bangladesh Russian Federation e e+10 Annual invesment in ICT services

9 0 50 h-index AI research and Fixed Broadband China Japan Australia Hong Kong, China Singapore India Turkey Korea (Rep.) Iran (I.R.) Malaysia New Zealand Pakistan Indonesia Bangladesh Fiji Sri Lanka Philippines Thailand Viet Nam Kazakhstan Russian Federation Macao, China Fixed-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants

10 10 Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway

11 11 The Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway initiative aims to increase the availability and affordability of broadband Internet across Asia and the Pacific, by strengthening the underlying Internet infrastructure in the region. Promote terrestrial and submarine fibre-optic connectivity Provide a regional intergovernmental platform focusing on the missing fibre-optic links between ESCAP countries ESCAP resolution 73/6 = mandate

12 12 Four Pillars of AP-IS Physical network design, development, management at regional level Intergovernmental negotiation Improving regulations based on open access CONNECTIVITY TRAFFIC / NETWORK MANAGEMENT Ensuring efficient and effective Internet traffic and network management at regional, subregional and national levels Resilient ICT networks Support to disaster management systems Ensuring last-mile disaster communication E-RESILIENCE BROADBAND FOR ALL Bridging digital divides Promoting affordable access to underserved areas Policy and technical support to Governments

13 13 Asia-Pacific ICT & DRR Gateway Providing policymakers and relevant stakeholders with an accessible gateway containing a spectrum of resources with regard to Information and Communications Technology and Disaster Risk Reduction

14 14 Navigate to the ICT & DRR Gateway Access the Gateway on

15 15 Online Communities Communities on Unite platform facilitating dialogue on 4 pillars: 1. Infrastructure and connectivity 2. Internet traffic and network management 3. E-resilience 4. Broadband for all

16 16 Thank you!

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