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DECEMBER
07
QUARTERLY PUBLIC-PRIVATE MEETING BETWEEN MCIT AND PRIVATE SECTOR ICT COMPANIES
December 7, 2011

Date: December 7, 2011

Location: Ghion Hotel

Time: 8:30AM – 12:30PM

EVENT SCHEDULE:

8:30AM – 8:45AM Sign In

8:45AM – 9:30AM MCIT Updates

- SMS Service Launched

- Innovation Africa Digital Summit

- DORA Launch

- Ethio Telecom

- ICT Park

- Other Ministry of ICT

9:30AM – 9:45AM Q&A

9:45AM – 10:00AM Coffee Break

10:00AM – 11:30AM ICT Private Sector Presentations & Action Plans

1) Develop recommendations on how to implement eGov strategy with respect to PPP (Tendering Process/ Direct Partnership?)

•Amaha Bekele/ Fikre Wondimu

2) Develop recommendations on how to attract investors to the ICT Park? Financial Incentives for ICT companies?

•Levi Girma/ Yilkal Abate

3) Develop recommendations on virtual ISPs?

•Fikre Wondimu

4) Develop recommendations on how to develop the ICT ecosystem? Gap analysis / Comparative advantage/disadvantage

•Levi Girma/ Yilkal Abate

5) Develop recommendations on how to include young people in the ICT Policy/ Sector more actively

•Levi Girma / Yilkal Abate

6) Develop a scorecard/ evaluation system to evaluate progress within the ICT sector

•Kifle Woldehawariat

7) Develop recommendations on methods to improve localization (ICT localization) (Max 10 Mins each with some consolidation)

•Seyoum Bereded

11:30AM – 11:45AM Q&A

11:45AM – 12:15PM Quarterly Plans & New Initiatives Discussion Ministry of ICT / Participants

12:15PM – 12:30PM Closing Remarks Ministry of ICT


OCTOBER
19
ICT-ET INVITATION FOR A WORKSHOP ON THE WTO INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS REGIME
October 19, 2011
Dear ICT Community,

The WTO Accession Plus Project of the United Sates Agency for International Development (USAID) in collaboration with ICT-ET is hosting a workshop to discuss the protection of intellectual property rights under the World Trade Organization (WTO) system.

The event is scheduled to take place on October 19, 2011 at the conference hall of the Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Associations (Mexico Square), from 9:00am to 12:00pm.

The workshop is designed to introduce the basic operations and principles of the WTO to the Ethiopian ICT community and examine the protection of intellectual property rights under the Trade-Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs) Agreement of the WTO.

Ato Getachew Mengiste, a prominent intellectual property rights lawyer and former head of the Ethiopian Intellectual Property Office, will be presenting on the TRIPs Agreement. It is expected that participants will obtain valuable insights from the discussion.

We, therefore, kindly request your presence and participation at the workshop.

Please contact Wendwesson Shewarega via email at Wendwesson.s@ethiopiawto.org or via phone at 011-551-24-26 with any questions.

Sincerely,

WTO Accession Plus Project & ICT-ET

EVENT SCHEDULE:

08:30 – 09.00am Registration

09:00 – 09:20am Welcoming Remarks and ICT-ET Update

• Ato Seyoum Bereded, President, ICT Association- Ethiopia

• Ato Yilkal Abate, Secretary General, ICT Association- Ethiopia

09:20 – 09:30am Opening Remarks

• Ato Yohannes Asefa, Chief of Party, USAID WTO Accession Plus Project

09:30 – 10: 00am Introduction to the WTO and Ethiopia’s Accession Process

• Ato Wendwesson Shewarega, Senior Trade Attorney, USAID WTO Accession Plus Project

10:00 – 10:30am The WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Intellectual Property Rights

• Ato Getachew Mengiste, International IP Consultant, former Director General of Ethiopian Intellectual Property Office

10:30 - 10:45am Tea-break

10:45 - 11:50 am Discussion

11:50 - 12:00 noon Closing Remarks


SEPTEMBER
24
AGM INFORMATION FROM ICT-ET - RESCHEDULED TO SEPTEMBER 24, 2011
September 24, 2011
Dear ICT Community:

Due to limited participation at yesterday’s AGM (due to holidays, weekday commitments etc), we have decided to reschedule it as follows:

Date: Saturday September 24, 2011

Time: 10AM

Place: DH Geda, 7th Floor, CIMAC Office

Also, please settle your membership fees between now and the AGM date at DH Geda (CIMAC), 7th Floor (Please ask for Ms. Hagere).

Lastly, please do not forget to provide feedback to the Private Sector Survey before September 25, 2011: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FW5K9Y7

If you have any questions, you can reach us at info@ictet.org

Thank you.

ICT-ET