5- Partnership on Measuring ICT for Development http://www.itu.int/ITU-D/ict/partnership/ The Partnership on Measuring ICT for Development is an international, multi-stakeholder initiative to improve the availability and quality of ICT data and indicators, particularly in developing countries. Launched in 2004, the Partnership helps measure the information society by: Defining a core list of ICT indicators and methodologies to collect these indicators… Helping developing countries collect ICT statistics, particularly through capacity-building and hands-on training for national statistical offices…Collecting and disseminating information society statistics in a number of formats, including a global report and database.
6- Global Repository http://groups.itu.int/Default.aspx?tabid=890
The Global Repository is the unique online collection of publications, presentations and documents related to WSIS (World Summit on the Information Society). The Global Repository was created in order to serve as the tool to collect and exchange the information relevant to WSIS. To facilitate the documents search, the Global Repository offers simple file sorting (sort by action line, institution (author name), title, total downloads, user ratings pr date. All stakeholders are invited to submit their documents to the Global Repository in order to complement the collection of resources related to WSIS. Stakeholders can download the publications free of charge and have the option to read a brief description of each document before downloading it.
7- Global Events Calendar http://groups.itu.int/Default.aspx?tabid=711
The WSIS Stocktaking Platform Global Events Calendar is a flexible and reliable source to track the events related to WSIS Implementation at international, regional and national levels. All stakeholders are invited to submit their events on the Events Calendar in order to get more visibility. Registered users can easily create and edit their events. The Events calendar serves as the tool to announce upcoming events and also to keep track of the history of events
8- Internet Governance Forum (IGF) http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/
MANDATE OF THE IGF (para 72):
a- Discuss public policy issues related to key elements of Internet governance in order to foster the sustainability, robustness, security, stability and development of the Internet;
b- Facilitate discourse between bodies dealing with different cross-cutting international public policies regarding the Internet and discuss issues that do not fall within the scope of any existing body;
c- Interface with appropriate inter-governmental organisations and other institutions on matters under their purview;
d- Facilitate the exchange of information and best practices, and in this regard make full use of the expertise of the academic, scientific and technical communities;
e- Advise all stakeholders in proposing ways and means to accelerate the availability and affordability of the Internet in the developing world;
f- Strengthen and enhance the engagement of stakeholders in existing and/or future Internet governance mechanisms, particularly those from developing countries;
g- Identify emerging issues, bring them to the attention of the relevant bodies and the general public, and, where appropriate, make recommendations;
h- Contribute to capacity building for Internet governance in developing countries, drawing fully on local sources of knowledge and expertise;
i- Promote and assess, on an ongoing basis, the embodiment of WSIS principles in Internet governance processes;
j- Discuss, inter alia, issues relating to critical Internet resources;
k- Help to find solutions to the issues arising from the use and misuse of the Internet, of particular concern to everyday users;
l- Publish its proceedings.
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