DOT-COM Activity: Vietnam - International e-Commerce and Information Infrastructure Policies Workshop
Short Description: dot-GOV gave a sub-grant to Kenan Institute to organize a workshop on International e-Commerce and Information Infrastructure Policies, which was held in Hanoi in November 2002 and supported ongoing USAID project activities in Vietnam.
Phase/Type of Activity: Buy-in or Incremental Funding Status: Completed
Start date: October 01, 2002 End Date: January 01, 2003
Person(s) to contact
Sarah Tisch, Ph.D. , Chief-of-Party
dot-GOV , Internews Network Email: Tel: 202 833-5740 x 203
Full Description: dot-GOV provided a sub grant to Kenan Institute to organize a workshop on International e-Commerce and Information Infrastructure Policies, held in Hanoi in November 2002 and supported ongoing USAID project activities in Vietnam. The workshop was attended by the Vietnamese inter-ministerial committee responsible for developing policies, legislation, and regulations to reform the ICT sector, and the National Steering Committee on Information Technology. A large group of private sector representatives attended one day of the workshop. Workshop topics included policies affecting payment mechanisms, authentication, consumer protection, data and network security and trade in ICT services and equipment. The workshop assisted the Government of Vietnam in promoting participation of Vietnamese enterprises in global e-commerce and prepared it for international e-commerce policy discussions.
Update: Completed in 2002.
Links and Files:
Electronic Commerce Issues II : International E-Commerce and Information Infrastructure Policies
International E-Commerce and Information Infrastructure Policies: A Workshop for Vietnamese Government Officials Presentation by Russell Pipe Director, ICT Program, Kenan Institute, Washington Hanoi, Vietnam November 12-14, 2002
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