ECONOMYNEXT – Shazna Zuhyle, a researcher from Colombo-based LIRNEAsia, a regional policy research body will chair an International Telecommunication Union expert group meeting.
The 8th meeting of the Expert Group on Telecommunication/ICT Indicators will start on September 12 in Geneva.
It will consider a revision to the current data, messaging and voice price benchmarks, which are used by international organizations to rank countries and built composite indices to measure development goals.
"As chair of the committee, Zuhyle will propose changes to existing methodology based on evidence gathered from all member states of the ITU," LIRNEAsia said in a statement.
"The core of her recommendations will drive towards building methodology that is based on data from all member states."
Zuhyle first worked with the ITU in 2009 as an intern, following her masters.
In 2011, Zuhyle was part of a team of LIRNEasia researchers who were invited by the ITU to present their work on broadband quality of service.
Zuhyle was invited to the expert group meeting in 2012, and has consulted for the ITU on data acquisition for the Asia Pacific since 2013. (Colombo/Sept05/2017)