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1 ASEAN ICT COOPERATION IN RELEVANCE WITH THE WSIS PLAN OF ACTION Regional Cooperation towards Building an Information Society in Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand, July 2009

2 Topics Overview of the ASEAN ICT Cooperation Review of ASEAN activities toward the implementation of WSIS Plan of Action Challenges and ways forward

3 Overview of the ASEAN ICT Cooperation A significant advancement from an ASEAN regional integration into development of an ASEAN Community. ICT: an enabler and important sector to speed up the ASEAN integration process ICT: the first economic sector in ASEAN to have its own integration agreement the e-asean Framework Agreement in To realize (by 2015) a goal of creating an e-society in a connected, vibrant and secure ASEAN Community with free movement of goods, services, investment, skilled labour, and freer flow of capital.

4 IN CONCERT ASEAN COMMUNITY D Y N A M I C C A R I N G OUTWARD LOOKING S E C U R I T Y E C O N O M I C S O C I O C U L T U R A L Building Bridges across Three Communities

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6 The ASEAN ICT Institution and Cooperation Mechanism ASEAN Telecommunications and IT Ministers Meeting (TELMIN) Telecoms and IT Senior Officials 4 Technical WGs ASEAN ICT Centre ASEAN Telecom Regulators Council (ATRC) WG & MRA JSC for Telecom Equipment Dialogue Partners and ITU: Ministerial, Senior Official/Regulators, WGs Private Sectors: Senior Official/Regulators, WGs

7 ASEAN TELMIN DECLARATIONS 2001: Ministerial Understanding on ASEAN Cooperation in Telecommunications and IT 2004: Vientiane Action Plan on Telecommunications and IT Sector 2005: Beijing Declaration on ASEAN-China ICT Cooperative Partnership for Common Development 2005: Ha Noi Agenda on Promoting Online Services and Applications to Realize E-ASEAN 2006: Brunei Action Plan Enhancing ICT Competitiveness: Capacity Building 2007: Siam Reap Declaration on Enhancing Universal Access of ICT Services in ASEAN 2008: Bali Declaration in Forging Partnership to Advance High Speed Connection to Bridge Digital Divide in ASEAN

8 Review of ASEAN activities toward the implementation of WSIS Plan of Action

9 Information & Communication Infrastructure Facilitate high-speed connection among all national information infrastructure by 2010 and implement ICT measures as identified in the VAP (2004) Deepen regional policy and regulatory framework to deal with the opportunities and challenges in the area of Next Generation Networks, including the interoperability of products/services, information systems and networks in the convergence environment.

10 Access to information and knowledge Encourage the participation of all stakeholders (people, communities, enterprises and public administrations) in utilisation and development of ICT applications and services on the regional information infrastructure

11 Capacity building Regional activities to promote e-learning and a knowledge-based e-asean Implement capacity building programmes to increase ICT literacy in ASEAN, including women, children, the elderly and people with disabilities Promote positive use of ICT in particular the Internet Encourage the introduction of ICT at all levels of education Initiate the early use of ICT at the primary school Enhance the use of ICT to promote e-learning; and Develop a workforce and manpower with high levels of ICT proficiency and expertise.

12 Building confidence & security in the use of ICTs Establishment of Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) in ASEAN Member States Intensify capacity building and training programs for national CERTs and strengthen its capacity, cooperation and the coverage of the region s cybersecurity network, including expanding the ASEAN CERT Incident Drills (ACID) participation of Dialogue Partners ASEAN Cooperation Framework on Network Security and its Plan of Action (and with Dialogue Partners) To conduct annual ACID exercise (ACIDx)

13 ICT Applications Support sectoral ICT applications (initially in key sectors such as customs, logistics, transport, content industry) to improve their effectiveness and productivity Numerous programs for e-government An agreement to establish an ASEAN single window for processing goods through customs ICT for Disaster Reduction and Management Reference framework for harmonized e-commerce legal infrastructure and the enactment of domestic legislation to provide legal recognition of electronic transactions Facilitate the mutual recognition of digital signatures in ASEAN

14 Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content Promote the development, use and sharing of digital content among ASEAN Member States Research and Development on Multilanguage Translation Technology ASEAN Created Contents (including an initiative on contents for sustainable telecentres) ASEAN Video Game (ASEAN Foundation)

15 Media Develop appropriate actions and preventive measures against the use of the internet and pornography which exploit women, children, and other vulnerable groups

16 Challenges and ways forward

17 Challenges for a Success Undertake and facilitate implementation of key/meaningful ICT actions to have significant/visible benefit for the people and businesses in ASEAN region Identify cross cutting issues, and provide technical advice, to support ICT applications in other sectors Encourage cooperation with Dialogue Partners, International Organizations, private sector and other stakeholders for shared visions and goals

18 Possible areas of cooperation Information infrastructure: High speed connection of all national information infrastructures (ASEAN Broadbanded) Universal service obligations/provisions ASEAN CERTs (agreement, plan of action and drills) ICT Skills Standards and Certification Broader participation of young generations of leadership, entrepreneurship and innovation (CyberKids Camp, e-youth Forum) Digital content and Content Industry: Support local content development to increase ICT usage at all levels of society Recommend incentives and policy guidance, in collaboration with the private sector, for the development of local and ASEAN content and other applications to maximize use of existing and planned infrastructures for ICT, as well as to generate opportunities for business, livelihood and employment

19 Online transactions (e-commerce) and e-services: Create an enabling e-commerce environment (e-commerce law, digital signature, cross-border recognition of digital signature, best practices on electronic contracting, etc.) E-Commerce Database ASEAN Technical Architecture Framework for e-commerce Interoperability M-Commerce Framework for implementation of Regional e-government Services in ASEAN Investment and Trade: Ensure a stable regulatory environment ASEAN ICT Centre of Excellences ASEAN Roaming Charges (business travelers and tourist) Business Dialogues (e-asean Business Council, Expo) ASEAN MRA for Telecommunications Equipment ASEAN Smart Cards

20 Strategies for Implementation Map out the key roles of ICT for inter-agency cooperation Develop the clear task orders/deliverables for each 2/3-year block until 2015 (and beyond) Streamline the working mechanism and coordination process Identify the roles of stakeholders Communication Plan to mobilize resources

21 Thank you for your attention For more information: Mr. Nguyen Ky Anh Infrastructure Division (ICT) Dept of ASEAN Economic Community The ASEAN Secretariat One Vision One Identity One Community

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