The International Think Tank for Landlocked Developing Countries (ITTLLDC) in collaboration with the International Telecommunication Organization (ITU), the Ministry of Digital Development and Communication of Mongolia (MDDC) and the Communications Regulatory Commission (CRC) has organized a joint seminar under the title “Digital Development in Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) of Asia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)” that is being held on September 26-28, 2023 in Ulaanbaatar.
Information and communication technology (ICT) policy development and updating their regulatory rules and regulations have become one of the most pressing issues for landlocked developing countries (LLDCs). Developing and implementing effective ICT policies in these countries face many obstacles, such as limited international connectivity and access to the Internet, geographic and topographical challenges, complex cross-border regulations, limited market size, shortages of skills and human resources, and dependence on neighboring countries.
The ITU and the ITTLLDC have jointly organized this event in order to focus on the common challenges faced by landlocked developing countries, and discuss the necessary measures and future development trends in the continuously growing field of e-development with the participation of industry experts from LLDCs.
In the seminar, experts from Bhutan, Lao PDR, Nepal, and Mongolia will not only share their experiences, but also the main results of the study conducted by the ITTLLDC this year titled “Assessing the policy and regulatory frameworks for fostering the markets of intellectual property and copyright patents on digital technology products, and services in Mongolia” will be shared during the seminar.
State Secretary of the Ministry of Digital Development and Communications of Mongolia Ms. B.Battsetseg, Director of the Asia and Pacific Region of ITU Ms. Atsuko Okuda, UN Resident Coordinator Mr. Tapan Mishra, and Executive Director of the ITTLLDC Mr. D.Dulguun each delivered opening speeches, while participating in the seminar.