NTRA Events
Capacity-Building Workshop in Information Society Measurement

The National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA) participated in the regional Workshop on “Capacity-Building in Information Society Measurements: Infrastructure, Household and Business Surveys”. Cairo hosted the activities and proceedings of this Workshop from 20 to 21 June 2007.

The Workshop held under the auspices of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), The Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA), the Arab League in collaboration with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the Organization for Economic  Cooperation and Development (OECD) and The ITU Arab Regional Office.

The ITU and ESCWA organized two Workshops on Capacity-building. The first was held in Beirut in June 2005. The second was held in Amman in December 2006. They focused on capacity building planning, insofar as determining the key indicators of ICT and presenting the needed assistance in drafting policies on the national and regional levels.

Also, Egypt has adopted the Arab regional Project on Information Society indicators and Capacity-building to measure them. It is one of the Projects adopted and sponsored by the ITU during the World Telecommunication Development Conference (ITU-WTDC 2006) that was held in Doha in March  2006.

the workshop focused on the technical and methodological aspects of Capacity-building in the collection of ICT data for core indicators. Also, it will review and probe the Arab Strategy for ICT, lay down its objectives and its indicators of measurement. Moreover, it will present a synopsis on the regional initiative for ICT Arab Information Society Building indicators.

The Workshop will deal with a number of topics. Chief among them are the following:

- ICT topics in Household/ housing and economic
- ICT household and individual surveys
- ICT Business Sector Surveys
- Arab Strategy on ICT: Objectives, work areas and measurement indicators
- Regional initiative on capacity-building on measuring ICT indicators

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Premises: Hilton Dreamland, 6th October City
Time: from 20 to 21 June 2007