For those of you with no Web access, here is the list of topics covered
at the conference.
Ethiopian Telecommunications In the Information Age: Conference
701 - 18th Street, NW, Room JB1 - 075, Washington, DC 20433
Tuesday, July 2, 1996
The following is a list of themes and presenters. Please visit this page
regularly for the final version of the list and the corresponding table
of content of the conference proceedings book.
1.Opening statement on the ITU, its role and achievements, including its
relationship with Ethiopia; Also the origin, structure and functioning
of WorldTel. Presenter: Tereffe Ras-Work, Interim Executive Officer and
Secretary of the WorldTel Board of Directors.
2.Lessons from recent major conferences on African connectivity held in
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Presenters: Lishan Adam (PADIS) and Nemo Semret
3.Training of manpower for an information age and improved
telecommunications in Ethiopia. Presenter: Lishan Adam (PADIS).
4.The GSM/PCS mobile telephony standard and its impact on Ethiopian and
sub Saharan Africa telecommunications development. Presenter: Fisseha
Mekuria, Ericsson Mobile Communications AB., Lund, Sweden.
5.Appropriate Telecommunication Technologies for Ethiopian Situation:
Survey of some Existing and Emerging Technologies. Presenter: Dawit
Birhanu, Addis Ababa University, University of Pittsburgh.
6.Communications Infrastructure for Africa: Afronet Blueprint.
Presenters: Grum Ketema (AT&T Bell Laboratories) and Martin Roscheisen
7.The need for Regulatory reform, deregulation and private enterprises
for developing cyber- and telecommunications services. Presenter Nemo
Semret, Columbia University.
8.The future of Ethiopia-Questions of strategy and telecommunications.
Presenter: Brook Lakew, NASA/Hughes Aircraft Company.
9.Experiences with "BITE - Bringing the Internet to Ethiopia"; "Building
Africa's Information Highway. Presenter: Peter Knight, The World Bank.
10.The role of the private sector in developing telecommunications
services in Ethiopia, Presenter: Michael Damena, The George Washington
11.The role telecommunications in developing the software industry in
Ethiopia, Presenter: Nega Gebreyesus, Horizon International Computing
12.Opening statement on USAID, AfricaLink; The status of the Internet in
Africa -- facts and figures; A selection of Internet initiatives in
Africa: Problems and prospects. Presenter: Jeff Cochrane, USAID.
13.Harnessing Information for Development - A World Bank Research Paper.
Presenters: Philip Gaudette and Eduardo Talero, The World Bank.
14.The impact of the introduction of electronic communications services
in Ethiopia: a survey study. Presenter: Abebe Rorissa, National
University of Lesotho.
15.Increasing Private Participation (In infrastructure Development) - A
World Bank Research Report. Presenters: John Nellis and Neil Roger, The
16.The Business Environment - A World Bank Research Report. Presenters:
Magdi Iskander, Heywood Fleisig, and Carl Dahlman, The World Bank.
17.The Ethiopian Telecommunication : Past, Present and Future.
Presenters: Dawit Bekel, Addis Ababa University.
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