Welcome to Africa Regional website
ITU's policy on regional presence is designed to enable the Union to work as closely as possible with its members and to tailor ITU activities to meet the ever-increasing and diverse needs of the world's developing and least developed countries.
Our aim is to provide support for all the Union’s activities, helping implement its strategic and policy objectives, through direct, sustained contact with national authorities, regional telecommunication organizations and other relevant bodies in the region. We assist and encourage developing and least developed countries, through inter and intra regional cooperation, to mainstream activities that are essential for them to meet their development goals. In addition to providing technical and logistical support to development activities, the Africa Office fulfils the basic functions of the development sector as a specialized and executing agency, resource mobilizer and information centre.
The following Area offices report to the Regional Office:
- Area Office for Central Africa: based in Yaounde, Cameroon
- Area Office for Eastern Africa: based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
- Area Office for Southern Africa: based in Harare, Zimbabwe
- Area Office for West Africa: based in Dakar, Senegal