January 2016

APT Newsletter

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IMPORTANT NOTE

 

All members are requested to inform the APT of any changes in contact details to ensure effective communication.

 

APT Secretariat Activities           

Visit by Regional Director of WFP

 

 

On 20 January 2016, Ms. Areewan Haorangsi, Secretary General and Mr. Masanori Kondo, Deputy Secretary General of the APT, welcomed Mr. David Kaatrud (third from left), Regional Director for Asia from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Mr. Enrico Vigliani (second from left), Regional IT Officer, Regional Bureau for Asia, WFP. Others joining were Dr. Jongbong Park, Director Project Development and Mr. Stephen Sheehan, Programme Officer. 

 

Visit to National Disaster Warning Center, Thailand

 

 

On 26 January 2016, APT Secretariat led by Ms. Areewan Haorangsi, Secretary General, paid a visit to the National Disaster Warning Center (NDWC) in Bangkok, Thailand.

 

From left: Mr. Stephen Sheehan, PO, APT; Dr. Jongbong Park, DPD, APT; Rear Admiral Thaworn Charoendee, Senior Expert of NDWC; Ms. Areewan Haorangsi, Secretary General, APT; Rear Admiral Song Ekmahachai, Chief of Disaster Warning and Dissemination Division, NDWC; Mr. Putchapong Nodthaisong, Deputy Director-General, Meteorological Department; Mr. Masanori Kondo, Deputy Secretary General, APT; and Mr. Seungmo Kim, Expert (Korean Project), APT

 

Visit by KCC and KISA

On 26 January 2016, Ms. Areewan Haorangsi, Secretary General of the APT, Masanori Kondo, Deputy Secretary General, and Dr. Jongbong Park, Director Project Development welcomed Mr. Sang-Kwon Pan (fourth from left), Director and Mr. Hun-Sik Lee (second from right), Deputy Director, Korean Communications Commission (KCC); as well as representatives from Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA), namely Ms. Hee-Eun Kim, Manager, Ms. Pil Park, Deputy General Researcher, and Ms. Jihayang Park, Researcher.  

Upcoming Events

19th Meeting of the APT Wireless Group

2 - 5 February 2016, Chiang Mai, Thailand

The APT will organize the 19th Meeting of APT Wireless Group (AWG-19) from 2 to 5 February 2016 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The APT Wireless Group (AWG) is working on spectrum related issues for wireless technologies and services. At its 19th meeting, the AWG will report on the progress of its activities carried out to date.

 

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27th APT Standardization Program Forum (ASTAP-27)

7 - 11 March 2016, Pattaya, Thailand

The APT will organize the 27th APT Standardization Program Forum (ASTAP-27) from 7 to 11 March 2016 in Pattaya, Thailand.

The objective of ASTAP-27 is to promote, coordinate and harmonize telecommunication standardization activities across the Asia-Pacific region through regional cooperation. ASTAP-27 will also include the 7th Industry Workshop focusing on the two topics of "Resilient ICT Systems for Disaster Management" and "IoT and Smart Cities", which will be held on the first day (7 March 2016) of the Forum.

 

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Meeting of the SATRC Working Group on Policy, Regulation and Services

23 - 24 March 2016, Male, Maldives

The APT will organize the Meeting of the SATRC Working Group on Policy, Regulation and Services from 23 to 24 March 2016 in Male', Maldives. The meeting is hosted by the Communication Authority of Maldives (CAM).

This meeting is a part of the activities of SATRC Action Plan Phase V which was adopted by the 15th Meeting of the SATRC in Paro, Bhutan in 2014. The objective of the meeting is to conduct the Working Group activities on the work items assigned by the Council. As the final meeting of the Working Group under SATRC Action Plan Phase V, the meeting is expected to finalize the draft outcomes of the Work Items assigned to the Working Group.

 

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Training Course on Preparing for International Conferences

Phase 1:   8 19 February 2016 (Prerequisite On-line Course)
Phase 2:   28 31 March 2016, Bangkok, Thailand (Face-to-Face Course)

The APT in collaboration with ITU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific will organize a Training Course on Preparing for International Conferences. The objective of this training course is to provide necessary training opportunity for newly recruited or junior officials of international relation departments of APT members who will be taking the responsibility to participate and represent their respective countries or organizations in international conferences. The course will provide basic knowledge of international conference and will help build and strengthen negotiation skills, presentation skills and logical thinking on international issues, which are essential for effective participation and representation in international conferences for the targeted group.

The Training Course will be held in 2 Phases as follows:

Phase I: On-line Course (8 - 19 February 2016) will be provided on the ITU Academy platform. It will provide necessary background information and allow the trainees to network and have on-line discussion on a given topic preparing them for the international mock conference in Phase II.

Phase II: Face-to-Face Course (28 - 31 March 2016) will be held at the APT Headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand. The trainees will learn those above-mentioned skills through lectures by distinguished experts as well as practical performance at the international mock conference.  The trainees for Phase 2 will be selected among those completed Phase 1 with a good final grade.

 

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APT Coordination Meeting of Training Institutions in 2016

1 March 2016, Bangkok, Thailand

The APT will organize the APT Coordination Meeting of Training Institutions in 2016 on 29 February 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand. The meeting is in accordance with the decision of the 39th Session of Management Committee of the APT held in December last year in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Thailand.

The objective of the meeting is to bring together experts of Training Institutions responsible for training under APT Capacity Building Programme to discuss and identify the issues to improve the Programme and each training course as well as to establish the annual plan of APT Training Courses in 2016.  

 

 

Click here for Calendar of APT Events for the Year 2016

 

Title

Duration

Tentative Schedule

Venue

SATRC Workshop on Spectrum

3 days

19-21 April

Bhutan

7th APT Workshop on Disaster Management/Communications (WDMC-7)

3 days

2nd Quarter

(April)

To be confirmed

Meeting of the SATRC Working Group on

Spectrum

2 Days

23 24 May

India

2nd Meeting of Working Group of MC on APT Legal Instruments (WGMC-2)

3 days

2nd Quarter

(May)

Kuala Lumpur,

Malaysia

3rd Meeting of the APT Preparatory Group for WTSA-16 (WTSA16-3)

4 days

14-17 June

To be confirmed

4th Conformance and Interoperability Event (C&I-4)

2 days

2nd Quarter

(June)

To be confirmed

9th Policy and Regulation Forum for Pacific

(PRFP-9)

3 days

2nd Quarter

(June)

Papua New Guinea

16th APT Policy and Regulatory Forum

(PRF-16)

3 days

12-11 July

Tokyo, Japan

 

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