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INET 2000 18-21 July 2000 Yokohama, Japan

The Internet Global Summit - Global Distributed Intelligence for Everyone

The 10th Annual Internet Society Conference
18-21 July 2000
Pacifico Yokohama Conference Center
Yokohama, Japan

Developing Countries Networking Symposium

18th July 2000


8:15 - 8:45 Registration

8:45 - 9:30 Opening Ceremony by ISOC President and Co-Chairs of the Seminar

9:30 - 11:00 Education Session

The Technology & the Cyber Gap: What to Do About Them

  • Speakers:
    • Wawa A. Ngenge (Ph.D), National Coordinator, SDNP, Cameroon
    • Al Weis, Chairman Think Quest Program (TBC)
    • Transnational Networks of Knowledge: Reconfiguring Power in the Global Village
    • Paula Uimonen, Researcher, Department of Social Anthropology, Stockholm University, Sweden
    • ICTs Reaching the Unreached: the Information Villages Experiment in Pondicherry, India
    • V. Balaji, M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, India

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee/Tea Break

11:30 - 13:00 Continental Endeavors in Electronic Commerce

  • Chair: Magda Ismail, Director, IT Programs, Ministry of CIT, Egypt
  • Speakers:
    • Comparative Case Studies: Electronic Commerce in Nepal, Bolivia & Uganda, by Michael Minges, Head of Telecommunications & Statistics Unit, BDT, ITU, Switzerland
    • E-commerce security and payment systems issues: the experience of Tunisia, by Lamia Chaffai, Manager, E-commerce Department, Tunisian Internet Agency (ATI), Tunisia
    • Leveraging Content and Capacity: The Indian Experience with E-Commerce, by Madanmohan Rao, Group Consultant, Microland, India
    • Pan Asia networking: E-Commerce Experimentation and Training for Developing Country Partners, by Maria Ng Lee Hoon, Senior Regional Program Officer, IDRC, Asia Regional Office, Singapore

13:00 - 14:15 Lunch

14:15 - 15:45 Internet in Developing Countries in the year 2000 - Experiences, Challenges and Lessons Learned

  • Chair: Izumi Aizu, Principal, Asia Network Research Tokyo/Kuala Lumpur
  • Speakers:
    • M. Sepehry Rad (Ph.D), Secretary of High Council of Informatics, Plan & Budget Org., Islamic Republic of Iran
    • Dr. Nii Quaynor, Executive Chairman, Network Computer Systems Ltd, Ghana
    • Suren Badral, Foreign Policy Adviser to Prime Minister Chairman of Government Working Group on Information Technology, Mongolia
    • Gabriel Accascina, Regional Co-ordinator, Asia-Pacific Development Information Programme (APDIP)

16:00 - 16:15 Coffee/Tea Break

16:15 - 17:45 ICT in Post-Conflict Situations

  • Chair: Paul Meyer, Founder & Chairman, IPKO.ORG, Kosovo
  • Speakers:
    • Heather O'Brien, Head, Telecommunications, Infrastructure Dept. United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET)
    • Ferooz Sekandarpoor, Afghan Assistance, UNDP Afhganistan
    • Pierre Dandjinou, SNDP Coordinator Africa
    • Dr. Zakaria Ould Amar, University of Nouakchott, Mauritania

17:45 - 18:00 Closing Remarks by DCNS Co-Chairs