ASEAN View of ASEAN China Cooperation Framework in ICT

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					e-ASEAN Initiative &
Regional ICT Strategies


      by Pichet Durongkaveroj, Ph.D.
    Chairman, e-ASEAN Working Group

              Joint UNCTAD-UNESCAP
          Asia-Pacific Regional Conference
     “e-Commerce Strategies for Development”
             20 November 2002, Bangkok
Coverage

 ASEAN ICT Fact Sheet
 e-ASEAN Readiness Assessment 2001
 e-ASEAN Work Programs
 Cooperations with Dialogue Partners and
  International Agencies
 Cooperation Mechanism
ASEAN ICT Fact Sheet
ASEAN ICT Fact Sheet
Country        Population % of Teledensity % of PCs                             % of
                          (Fixed/Mobile)   Density                              Internet
                                                                                Penetration
Brunei            328,000               40.2/38.4                 61.0               11


Cambodia           12.2 M               0.25/2.6                   0.1                  0.05


Indonesia         210.5 M                3.1/1.7                   1.0                   1


Lao PDR             5.2 M               1.2/0.28                   0.2                  0.08


Malaysia           23.2 M               20.2/23.9                  9.5                  14


Source: Factbook on the Telecom and IT Industry in Asia, January 2002, IDA, Singapore
ASEAN ICT Fact Sheet (cont’d)
Country          Population % of                            % of PC             % of
                            Teledensity                     Density             Internet
                            (Fixed/Mobile)                                      Penetration
Myanmar            48.1 M       0.55/0.06                          0.1              0.002


Philippines          76.5 M             9.15/11.2                  1.2                    6


Singapore              4M               48.5/74.5                 47.5                   44


Thailand             61.8 M              8.9/5.85                  2.4                    4


Vietnam              77.8 M             2.57/2.23                  0.9                   0.12


 Source: Factbook on the Telecom and IT Industry in Asia, January 2002, IDA, Singapore
e-ASEAN Readiness Assessment 2001
e-ASEAN Work Programs
e-ASEAN Framework Agreement

 e-ASEAN Framework Agreement signed by
  ASEAN Leaders at the 4th ASEAN Informal
  Summit in Singapore in November 2000
 Main objectives:
  • Enhance the competitiveness of ICT sector in
    ASEAN
  • Bridge the digital divide within and among
    member countries
e-ASEAN Framework Agreement
(cont’d)

  Five Flagships:
   • Establishment of ASEAN Information
     Infrastructure (AII)
   • Growth of electronic commerce
   • Liberalisation and facilitation of trade and
     investments in ICT products and services
   • Capacity building and e-Society
   • e-Government
     Scope of Coverage

e-Space

  ECONOMY

                        PILOT
               POLICY
  SOCIETY               PROJECTS



  GOVERNMENT
AII

 Shepherd:     Philippines
 Co-Shepherd: Singapore
 Areas of coverage:
  • Enhanced intra-ASEAN connectivity
      - Developing / harmonising standards for
        interconnectivity and interoperability of National
        Information Infrastructures
      - Facilitating the setting up of national and regional
        Internet exchanges and Internet gateways
      - Develop Convergence Principles
      - Help the Least-connected
e-Commerce

 Shepherd:     Singapore
 Co-Shepherd: Malaysia, Brunei
 Areas of coverage:
  • e-Commerce Legal Framework
     - e-Commerce legislation on electronic transactions and
       electronic signatures
  • Consumer Protection
     - Online alternative dispute resolution
     - Privacy and personal data protection
e-Commerce (cont’d)

 Areas of coverage (cont’d):
  •   Regional Electronic Payments System
  •   Intellectual Property Rights
  •   Cybercrime legislation and prevention
  •   Developing authentication and security
      policies
       - Mutual recognition of digital signature framework
       - Security policy
  • Taxation Issues
Trade Liberalization &Facilitation for ICT
Goods, Services and Investments
 Shepherd:       Indonesia
 Co-Shepherd: Singapore
 Areas of coverage:
  • Liberalisation of ICT Products, Services and
    Investments
  • MRA on ICT products and services
      - Implementation of MRA on telecom equipment
      - Alignment of national standards to international standards
      - MRA of qualification standards
  • Harmonisation of tariff nomenclature and customs
    valuation for ICT products
  • Monitoring APEC and WTO discussions and developing
    recommendations for ASEAN
Capacity Building and e-Society
 Shepherd:       Thailand
 Co-Shepherd: CLMV countries
 Areas of coverage:
  • SME training and education
  • Regional human resource development programme
     - Schools
     - Communities
     - Workplace
  • Developing common ICT professional standards
  • Developing community-based e-centres
e-Government

 Shepherd : Malaysia
 Co-Shepherd : Singapore, Brunei
 Areas of coverage:
  • Facilitating inter-government cooperation and
    freer flow of goods, information and people
     - Customs modernisation and trade links
     - e-passport/visa
     - Smart cards
Some Work Program Updates

 Progress of key on-going projects
   •   Over 30 Endorsed Pilot Projects
   •   ARIX/ISP Forum
   •    e-Commerce Legal Framework
   •    IT Skill & Certification
   •    e-ASEAN Technical Architecture
   •    SchoolNet and e-Learning
   •    e-Visa
   •    e-ASEAN PKI Forum
   •    e-Measurement & e-Readiness
e-ASEAN Dynamism


 Priority Area Focus
 Cooperate with Partners
 Re-alignment within ASEAN to
  Telecommunications Sector led by
  TELMIN/TELSOM
 Enhance Private Sector Involvement
Restructure e-ASEAN

 Rationales:
  • Convergence
  • Clear authority & right ICT agency
    representative
     - Cross-cutting & Functional approach
     - Better coordination
     - Less duplication
  • Funding
  • Closer private sector involvement
Cooperation with Dialogue Partners &
International Agencies
Cooperation with Dialogue Partners &
International Agencies
   CHINA                   ASIA PKI Forum
   JAPAN                   UNESCAP
   KOREA                   APT
   +3
   India
   CER (Australia + New
    Zealand)
Cooperation with Dialogue Partners &
International Agencies

 China
  • ASEAN-China ICT Seminars
  • Draft MoU on Mid and Long-Term Cooperation in ICT
    Sector
  • ICT Workshop series
     - Telecom Network Management
     - Wireless Internet and 3G Mobile Communications
     - Information Communication Management and Technology
       Training Course
     - New Technologies of Optical Network & Internet
     - Access Network Training
Cooperation with Dialogue Partners &
International Agencies

 Japan
  • Cooperation on Establishing ICT Legal Framework in
    CLMV
     - consider expanding the scope to consumer protection, data
       protection, security, cybercrime, and IPR, etc.
  • ASIA Open Source Software Community
     - workshop proposed to exchange information
     - start with virtual rather than physical community
     - extend to + 3 platform
  • TEDI
     - pilot project with Malaysia
  • Collaboration on eb-XML
     - ASEAN to nominate a formal rep. to the ASIA eb-XML
       Committee Meeting
Cooperation with Dialogue Partners &
International Agencies
 Korea
  • Special Project for Bridging the Digital Divide
    in East Asia
     - Guiding Principles
          •   Policy Implementation
          •   Information Infrastructure & IT Development
          •   Human Resource Development
          •   Content Development
          •   R&D Cooperation
          •   Sharing of Best Practices
          •   Low cost IT access
          •   Build Trust & Confidence in ICT
          •   International Cooperation
          •   Promotion of Private Sector Investment
Cooperation with Dialogue Partners &
International Agencies

+3
  • Some projects under +1 cooperations are extended
    to + 3 platform
      - Asia Open Source Software Community
      - TEDI
      - Special Project for Bridging the Digital Divide in East Asia
  • Existing projects discussed
      - Asia e-Learning Network
      - ASEAN + 3 SME Network
  • New projects proposed
      - ASIA e-Commerce Incubator
      - ASEAN e-Measurement
Cooperation with Dialogue Partners &
International Agencies

 INDIA
  • Information exchange with Confederation of
    Indian Industry (CII)
  • Possible areas of cooperation:
    - HRD ICT training: how to upgrade ASEAN ICT
      skills
    - Software development
    - Digital Divide model e.g. simputer
    - e-Governance showcase and best practice
    - CMM and other IT skills certifications
    - Sharing expertise & technology transfer
Cooperation with Dialogue Partners &
International Agencies

 CER (Australia & New Zealand) Possible
  areas of cooperation
  •   AADCP on Cyber Laws
  •   Virtual Colombo Plan
  •   Trade Facilitation
  •   e-Commerce
Cooperation with Dialogue Partners &
International Agencies

 ASIA PKI Forum
  • Close collaboration between ASIA PKI Forum and
    e-ASEAN PKI Forum
  • Consultation on key
    issues/standards/interoperability
  • Capacity Building
  • Identify and collaborate on key/common
    applications
Cooperation with Dialogue Partners &
International Agencies

 UN ESCAP
  • Preliminary Discussion on Areas of Interest
       • Impact of Globalization
       • Emerging Social Issues
       • Poverty reduction
Cooperation with Dialogue Partners &
International Agencies

 Asia Pacific Telecommunity (APT)
  • Potential cooperation
     - Workshop on ICT policy development in some
       ASEAN countries
Cooperation Mechanism
Cooperation Mechanism

 Mutual benefits
 Enhancing competitiveness of the Region
 Bridging the Digital Divide both within and
  among member countries
Cooperation Mechanism
 Innovate for more varieties of project
  types/characteristics
  • Training and seminar as the first step of
    sharing information & experience
  • Cooperation on both technical & non-
    technical, policy & operation
  • Outcome-oriented via sharing of best
    practices, public & private stakeholders
    networking, joint research, etc.
  • Involve Private Sector Participation
  • Monitor & Evaluate Progress
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