ICT Policy Review panel nominations open

The Minister of Communications, Dina Pule, is calling for nominations for membership of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Policy Review Panel.

This call follows the ICT Policy Colloquium which was held in April 2012 as a first step in the formulation of an integrated national ICT Policy.

“The purpose of the ICT Policy Review Panel is to scrutinise the ICT policy landscape and make recommendations towards the formulation of a Green Paper and thereafter a White Paper on Integrated National ICT Policy,” the Department of Communications (DoC) said in a statement.

According to the DoC, the panel will consist of up to twenty members which will constitute an ICT core expert group. About 6 members will be appointed as chairpersons of the six working committees for Broadcasting, Telecommunications and Information Technology, Postal, Content Development, Digitising government, and Investment and Manufacturing.

“The Minister will consider the following skills before appointing the Members of the Panel,” the DoC said. “Engineering, legal, economics, education, business development, financial, regulatory and research.”

For the terms of reference of the panel, the DoC directed interested parties to visit its website.

Nominations close in 30 days from today (1 June 2012) and should be made to Themba Phiri, Deputy Director General ICT Policy Development at the Department of Communications.

The DoC said that the following information of the person being nominated should be provided: Curriculum Vitae, full name, ID number, physical and postal address, telephone and fax numbers, e-mail address, organisation represented (if applicable) and signature of person nominating and the person nominated.

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