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Sixth Regional Workshop on Information Society Measurement in Latin America and the Caribbean

The meeting will aim to discuss and share experiences in the development of ICT indicators for monitoring the Millennium Development Goals.

(9/7/2010) The Observatory for the Information Society in Latin America and the Caribbean (OSILAC), in collaboration with the National Institute of Statistics of Uruguay, the Uruguayan Agency for the Development of Electronic Government and Knowledge-based Society (AGESIC) and ECLAC's Statistics and Economic Projections and the Inter-American Development Bank is organizing the Sixth Regional Workshop on Information Society Measurement, that will take place in Montevideo on September 21 to 23, 2010.

This meeting is part of the activities of the Programme of regional and international cooperation of the Statistical Conference of the Americas (SCA) of ECLAC, and also responds to the objectives of the Partnership on Measuring ICT for Development.

The Sixth Workshop is the continuation of a series of events that is organized annually OSILAC to address the issue of measuring the information society, in order to respond to the demands to generate regional and international fora for discussion and sharing the progress and developments made in the region, in relation to measuring the information society. These demands were made explicit in goal 66 of the Regional Action Plan eLAC2010, which this year will be reviewed at the Third Ministerial Conference on the Information Society of Latin America and the Caribbean, to be held in Lima, on November 21 to 23, 2010. The meeting will include for the first time a joint plenary meeting with the Focal Points from eLAC2010, which will assist on September 21 to 23, in Montevideo, to the Preparatory Meeting of the Ministerial Conference.

The main purposes of the forthcoming workshop are: (i) to assess the progress and identify synergies and innovative projects in the measurement of ICT; (ii) to discuss regional challenges in the development and implementation of ICT indicators; (iii) to discuss a proposed collaborative work for the improvement of statistical processes to support the design and monitoring of public policies; (iv) to present advanced experiences in the use of ICT indicators for the implementation of digital agendas and/or national observatories; (v) to develop suggestions for the formulation of indicators for the Regional Plan eLAC2015; (vi) to discuss and share experiences in the development of ICT indicators for monitoring the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs); and (vii) to plan future activities in order to continue collaborating on monitoring the progresses towards information societies in Latin America and the Caribbean.

For more information on this event, we suggest to consult the agenda.

AGENDA


Martes 21 de Septiembre de 2010


08:30 - 09:00
Participants registration

09:00 - 09:30
Welcome and presentation of the workshop objectives
 
• Ben Petrazzini, IDRC
• Laura Nalbarte, NSO Uruguay Director
• José Clastornik, Executive Director, AGESIC
• Máximo Aguilera, SCA ECLAC
• Mario Cimoli, ECLAC

09:30 - 09:40
Introduction to the IV Workshop OSILAC
 
• Mariana Balboni, ECLAC

09:40 - 10:30
Session 1: Participant’s introduction
 
Facilitators: Ana Rubio and Lucía Battegazzore

10:30 - 11:00
Coffee break

11:00 - 12:45
Session 2: Advances and perspectives in measuring ICT
 
Chair: Laura Nalbarte, Directora INE, Uruguay
 
• Progress of the Partnership on Measuring ICT for Development – Doris Olaya, ITU
 
• Progress on the development of ICT measuring in LAC – Mariana Balboni, ECLAC
 
Objective: To assess the progress in ICT measurement (global and regional) and identify synergies and innovative projects. Presentations will be followed by group discussion on participant’s successful experiences, by subject: i) business and ICT Sector, ii) households and individual access; iii) education and health, iv) e-government and other subjects.

12:45 - 14:00
Lunch break

14:00 - 15:45
Session 3: Regional challenges on ICT indicators development and implementation
 
Chair: Mario Cimoli, ECLAC
 
• Results of the survey “Characterization of the Harmonized Statistics Creation Process on ICT in the NSOs” – Cesar Cristancho, ECLAC
 
• ICT Sector Measurement – Rosa Porcaro, Orbicom
 
• Science and Technology Indicators Proposal - Diana Suarez, RYCIT
 
Objective: To present and discuss the challenges on measuring ICT in the region.

15:45 - 16:15
Coffee break

16:15 - 17:00
Session 4a: Collaborative work for the improvement of statistical processes in order to support the deployment of public policies
 
Chair: Máximo Aguilera, ECLAC
 
• Presentation and review of the document "Proposal for collaborative work between NSOs and Ministries to improve data availability for the design and monitoring of public policies" - Margarita Jimenez, Dominican Republic NSO / SCA-ECLAC
 
Objective: To review and approve the document "Proposal for collaborative work between NSOs and Ministries to improve data availability for the design and monitoring of public policies"
17:00 - 18:00
Session 4b: Contributions to the development of indicators for monitoring the Regional Action Plan eLAC2015
 
Chair: Mariana Balboni, ECLAC
 
• Presentation and revision of the document "Proposed List of indicator for the Regional Plan of Action eLAC 2015" – Cesar Cristancho, ECLAC
 
Objective: Contribute with suggestions to the document "Proposed List of indicator for the Regional Plan of Action eLAC 2015"

Wednesday 22nd of September 2010 (plenary e-LAC joint meeting)


08:30 - 09:00
Participants registration

09:00 - 09:30
Welcome and presentation of the joint workshop objectives
 
• Ben Petrazzini, IDRC
• Laura Nalbarte, Director INE Uruguay
• José Clastornik, Executive Director, AGESIC
• Mario Cimoli, ECLAC

09:30 - 11:00
Session 5 – ICT Statistics and the follow up of international and regional commitments
 
Chair: José Clastornik, Director Ejecutivo, AGESIC
 
• Regional overview presentation: fostering the information society in LAC - Néstor Bercovich, ECLAC
 
• Monitoring the WSIS targets– Doris Olaya, UIT
 
• Presentation and delivery of the document "Proposal for collaborative work between NSOs and Ministries to improve data availability for the design and monitoring of public policies" - Margarita Jimenez, Dominican Republic NSO / SCA-ECLAC
 
Discussion

11:00 - 11:30
Coffee break

11:30 - 13:00
Session 6 – ICT indicators to assess the progress on measuring the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
 
Chair: Juan Carlos Feres, ECLAC
 
• Monitoring and reporting the MDGs in LAC: the MDG Statistical Program action lines from SCA, Daniel Taccari, ECLAC
 
• Institutional coordination for monitoring the MDG ICT indicators, Pauline Stockins, ECLAC
 
• Towards the elaboration of a regional proposal on complementary ICT indicators for monitoring the Target 8F from the MDGs, Mariana Balboni, ECLAC
 
Discussion

13:00 - 14:30
Lunch break

14:30 - 16:00
Session 7 – Using ICT indicators in public policies development and/or monitoring – national experiences (observatories and/or digital agendas)
 
Chair: Georges Sciadas, ORBICOM
 
• Presentation 1 – Digital Agenda - Cristina Zubillaga, AGESIC
 
• Presentation 2 – ICT Plan Colombia (TBC)
 
• Presentation 3 – Center of Studies on ICT - Alexandre Barbosa, NIC.br/CGI.br
 
• Presentation 4 – RED.es España (TBC)
 
• Presentation 5 – Chilean ICT Observatory (TBC)
 
• Presentation 6 – CARICOM (TBC)

16:00 - 16:30
Coffee break

16:30 - 17:30
Session 8 – Open data, Public Policy and Research Networks
 
Chair: Fernando Perini, IDRC
 • Open Government Data – Vagner Diniz, W3C.br
 • Open Data Project - Carlos de la Fuente, WebFoundation/CTC
 • Potential of open data for monitoring public policies, Mariana Balboni, ECLAC
 Discussion

19:30
Cocktail (TBC)

Thursday 23rd of September 2010 (only OSILAC)

09:00 - 10:30
Session 9 – Exchange of national experiences in the development and use of ICT indicators for improving the regional monitoring of the 8F Target from the MDGs
 
Chair: Juan Carlos Feres, ECLAC
 • Working group : • Delivery of guidelines for the working groups and presentation of the conclusions of the working groups
 
Objective: To discuss and share experiences in the formulation of ICT indicators for the elaboration of national reports on the MDGs monitoring. To discuss the proposal of complementary ICT indicators presented in session 6. To study the viability of its development at national and regional levels.

10:30 - 11:30
Session 10 - Planning the activities for the Work Group on Measuring ICT from SCA-ECLAC and OSILAC
 
Chair: Cristina Rodríguez, ONE República Dominicana y país coordinador del GT TIC-CEA/ECLAC
 • Presentation of the proposed activities for the ICT WG SCA ECLAC - Cristina Rodríguez, Dominican Republic NSO / SCA-ECLAC
 • Development of a discussion forum and its working dynamics
 • Elaboration of the working agenda for 2011
 
Objective: To get familiar with the Plan of Activities of the ICT WG SCA ECLAC

11:30 - 12:00
Coffee break

12:00 - 12:30Thoughts about the proposals and the outcomes of the workshop
 
Facilitators: Ana Rubio and Lucía Battegazzore
 Objective: To share views on expectations, the development and the outcomes of the workshop. Complete the evaluation sheet.

12:30 - 13:00
Conclusions and definition of 2011 working agenda

 

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Sixth Regional Workshop on Information Society Measurement in Latin America and the Caribbean Agenda
Report VI Workshop on Information Society Measurement in LAC