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RIPE NCC Roundtable Meeting for Governments (Middle East)

Monday, 13 December 2021

The RIPE NCC in collaboration with the Communications and Media Commission in the State of Iraq (CMC) are virtually organising the fifth RIPE NCC Government Roundtable Meeting with the theme “The Internet in a Changing Environment” on Monday, 13 December 2021.

This Roundtable is dedicated to Arab ministries and authorities regulating communications and information technologies to discuss the technical and regulatory opportunities and challenges facing the development of the Internet in the Arab countries within the RIPE NCC service region.

Agenda

11:00 – 11:45

Welcome and Opening (Baghdad time, UTC+3)

Moderator: Chafic Chaya, Regional Communications Manager, RIPE NCC

  • H.E. Dr. Ali Almoayed, CEO, CMC, Iraq
  • H.E. Saleem Al-Ouzianah, Chairman & CEO, CITRA, Kuwait
  • H.E. Dr. Mohammed Al-Tamimi, Governor, CITC, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • H.E. Majed Almesmari, General Manager, TDRA, United Arab Emirates
  • Mr. Hans Petter Holen, Managing Director, RIPE NCC, the Netherlands
  • Mr. Christian Kaufmann, Executive Board Chairman, RIPE NCC, Germany
11:45 – 11:50 Break
11:50 - 13:30

The RIPE NCC and Arab Governments’ Collaboration in a Changing Environment

  • Outcomes and Actions of the 4th Government Roundtable Meeting in Kuwait
    Chafic Chaya, Regional Communications Manager, RIPE NCC
  • Challenges and Opportunities: Open Discussion and Sharing Best Practices
    Moderator & Setting the Scene:
    Hisham Ibrahim, Chief Community Officer, RIPE NCC
    • Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) deployment to support business development and the digital economy
      CITC, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    • Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI) and network routing security
      Jad El Cham, Learning and Development Programme Manager, RIPE NCC 
    • The role of regional Internet exchange points (IXPs) in traffic and data exchange
      TDRA, United Arab Emirates
    • Adaptive policies and regulatory frameworks for the changing environment
      Marco Hogewoning, Manager of Public Policy and Internet Governance, RIPE NCC
      CMC, Iraq
    • Capacity building for the development of the Internet
      The RIPE NCC Academy and Certified Professionals, RIPE NCC
13:30

Conclusion & Closing

  • H.E. Dr. Ali Almoayed, CEO, CMC, Iraq
  • Mr. Hans Petter Holen, Managing Director, RIPE NCC, the Netherlands