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Apply Now: Help USAID Develop ICT Regulatory Policy in Southeast Asia

By Wayan Vota on November 4, 2019

ICT and Telecom policy

In the 21st Century, the reach of internet and mobile networks, the security and adoption of communications services, and vibrancy of ICT sector are crucial for countries to grow and become strong U.S. partners. For these reasons, the U.S. government is working to significantly increase international cooperation to secure an open, interoperable, reliable, and secure cyberspace.

Advise Governments on ICT Regulatory Policy

The Promoting American Approaches to ICT Regulatory Policy (ProICT) program will fund intensive, dedicated policy engagements to help countries adopt American models of telecommunications, internet, and ICT regulation, including promoting:

  • Open, interoperable, reliable, and secure internet and communications networks,
  • Multi-stakeholder models of internet governance,
  • Pro-competitive and pro-investment spectrum, telecommunications infrastructure, and
    regulatory policies,
  • Effective approaches to advancing cybersecurity frameworks, supply chain policies (such as for
    5G), and regulation of communications networks.

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This global program will have an initial focus on Southeast Asia and government engagements will range from 6-12 months, beginning late 2019 until mid-2022. Each engagement will help governments with one or more of the following areas:

  • Internet Governance
  • Infrastructure
  • ICT and Telecom Competition
  • Spectrum Policy and Licensing
  • Secure ICT and Cyber Supply Chains
  • Data Localization, Privacy, and Cross-Border Data Flow Regulations
  • Financial Services (Fintech) and eCommerce

Apply Now! Deadline is November 15

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Wayan Vota co-founded ICTworks and is the Digital Health Director at IntraHealth International. He also co-founded Technology Salon, MERL Tech, ICTforAg, ICT4Djobs, ICT4Drinks, JadedAid, Kurante, OLPC News and a few other things. Opinions expressed here are his own and do not reflect the position of IntraHealth International or other ICTWorks sponsors.
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