MEETING ON ESTABLISHING E-LINKAGES
AMONG NAM MEMBER
COUNTRIES THROUGH NAM
(Jakarta, Indonesia, 27-29 August 2001)
meeting is a follow-up of the previous expert group meeting on ‘the
establishment of NAM CSSTC networking system with NAM member countries’
held on 27-29 March 2001 which recommended immediate actions that should
be taken by NAM CSSTC. The last meeting also recommended follow-up actions
to be taken to strengthen national capacities and establishment of
further recommended the formation of the NAM CSSTC Task Force and working
groups to support the NAM CSSTC with regard to dealing with issues on
organizational infrastructure and technological infrastructure for
developing and implementing the NAM CSSTC networking system plan.
NAM CSSTC organized a meeting on 27-29 August 2001 in Jakarta, Indonesia,
which was attended by 25 participants of 19 participating countries, to
discuss technical feasibilities of establishing electronic-linkages among
them through NAM CSSTC.
further objective was to facilitate critical discussion on e-readiness by
country resulting in appropriate manual on ‘self-assessment for
e-readiness’ (1 unit) and manuals for ‘improving e-readiness’ (3
units) as well as supporting reference on ‘computer history and
development’ (1 unit). Finally, follow-up agenda was finally unanimously
agreed for further actions to be made by the respective countries as
described in the following chapters.
on Policy Issues
Provision of accurate figures on e-readiness at national level
is agreed that NAM CSSTC to include measuring the e-leadership readiness
level in each country in the e-readiness survey and to issue the final
e-readiness survey questionnaires to each country ICT focal point within
Each country ICT focal point to organize the completion and the return
of the e-readiness survey questionnaire within one month.
Each country must
notify the NAM CSSTC with regards to extension of its closing
Means for promoting the participation of NAM member countries in
the NAM CSSTC networking system
by country proceed discussions and suggested the means for promoting the
participation of NAM member countries in the NAM CSSTC networking system
appropriate for each country. It is agreed that the issues identified by
each country to promote NAM member country to participate in NAM CSSTC
networking system as priority tasks of NAM CSSTC Task Force to be
determined by NAM CSSTC and it is agreed that the implementation of the
remaining action agenda must align with those strategies:
to maintain the operation of NAM CSSTC networking system to ensure
its usefulness to NAM member countries;
of NAM CSSTC’s website and its network-supporting system;
of internet security issues.
to Promote Participation in NAM CSSTC Networking System
are the main issues raised by country during the plenary on the follow-up
workshop to raise awareness of e-leadership is a critical success
factor to promote the ICT diffusion in the NAM member countries.
NAM CSSTC website by hyper-linking with the appropriate NAM member
discussion list and database of expertise.
meta-database in centralized and decentralized forms.
ready applications such as virtual IT e-learning, on-line
applications,help-group on-line and distribution list.
ICT diffusion barriers, support and targets for on-going activities.
For example, establishing tele-center requires equipment and training,
leadership role and workshop experiences.
regional connectivity setting.
from highest possible stakeholder.
ICT ideas to gain top budget priority such as to fight poverty.
of focal point database linkages with business partner.
between Government and Business.
as the prime driver for ICT diffusion.
survey to provide benchmark-lagging necessity.
of technology catalogue such as mySQI, zdnet.com.
of bilateral languages in websites.
content is relative.
basis for ICT diffusion to include cost and benefits, with targeted
digital divide as results of technology changes and ICT trends in
pricing. Continuous awareness for that cannot optimize and fear of
who’s who database.
how to develop ICT databases.
to share experiences.
discretionary measures on databases.
to recognize ICT experiences are NAM countries varied.
regional NAM meeting and one meeting in NAM CSSTC.
to know the kind technology already use in different NAM country.
ICT is critical and suggested type of resources include contacts, NAM
CSSTC website, mailing, news and three working groups on policy,
technical and web-based content development.
benefits of intra and inter-connecting countries.
National IT Council.
diffusion should align with each member country national development.
For example align with poverty programme.
common presentation structure.