Q2/2019 - UNESCO
On 29 May 2019, UNESCO Assistant Director-General Moez Chakchouk presented the new UNESCO project "Internet Universality Indicators". The project aims to make it easier for countries to realistically assess their national development status in the field of digitisation and to draw conclusions from this for a national digitisation strategy. The project is based on UNESCO's ROAM concept (Rights, Openness, Access, Multistakeholder). The new project called ROAM-X proposes a uniform methodology for evaluating the national Internet development status. Moez Chakchouk proposed that countries wishing to participate in the project form a national Multistakeholder Advisory Board (MAB) composed of experts from government, the national Internet economy, civil society and the technical-academic community. Such an MAB should write regular reports and could become a permanent national observatory for the development of digitisation in a country.