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15th Forum on Telecom/ICT Regulation and Partnership in Africa

FTRA 2014

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the African Telecommunication Union (ATU) and the Government of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire are pleased to invite you to the 15th Forum on Telecommunication/ICT Regulation and Partnership in Africa (FTRA-2014), to be held at the Sofitel Hotel Ivoire Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, from 2 to 4 September 2014.

Based on proposals made by participants in the 14th FTRA (Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, 3-6 September 2013), the theme selected for this year’s event is “Challenges of regulating in an information society with no boundaries”.

The Forum is organized by the ITU in collaboration with the Autorité de Régulation des Télécommunications of Côte d’Ivoire (ARTCI), in partnership with the African Telecommunications Regulators’ Network and the African Regional Working Party on private sector issues.

The main objective of the Forum is to share experience and identify best practices for the creation of an enabling environment conducive to investments in ICT infrastructure, applications and services for countries’ socio-economic development.

Indeed, with the ICT market changing ever more rapidly, convergence and market transformation has placed increasing strain on existing policy and regulatory regimes. The discussion topics this year will include the role of regulators and all stakeholders in ensuring affordable access to ICTs and digital inclusion for all. These topics will address among others IPv4 to IPv6 migration in Africa, impact and challenges with over-the-top players, net neutrality, dealing with advanced technologies and generating local content for the continent.

Participation

Participation in FTRA-2014 is open to ITU Member States and ITU-D Sector Members, regional and sub-regional regulators’ associations, telecommunication/ICT operators, financial and development institutions and regional and sub-regional organizations. Please pay particular attention to the section on entry visa requirements for Côte d’Ivoire.

Round Table of the African Regional Working Party on Private Sector Issues

The Round Table of the African Regional Working Party on Private Sector Issues organized on 1 September 2014, prior to the 15th Forum on Telecommunication/ICT Regulation and Partnership in Africa (FTRA 2014), to be held at the Sofitel Hotel Ivoire Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, from 2 to 4 September 2014. This Round Table will focus on the approval of the Terms of Reference of the African Private Sector contributions in the FTRA and proceed to the election of the Chair of the Working Party.

The forum is organized by ITU in collaboration with the Autorité de régulation des télécommunications (ARTCI) of Côte d’Ivoire and in partnership with the African Telecommunications Regulators’ Network and the African Regional Working Party on Private Sector Issues.

Participation in FTRA 2014 is open to ITU Member States and ITU-D Sector Members, regional and sub-regional regulators’ associations, telecommunication/ICT operators, financial and development institutions and regional and sub-regional organizations. You are therefore welcome to also attend the Forum and benefit from exchanging views and experiences with a wide range of African regulators.

  • The registration deadline has been extended till the 25 August 2014.
    Invitation letter
Documents FTRA14
  • Letter of Invitation (En/Fr)

  • Draft Agenda (En/Fr)

  • Practical Information (En/Fr)

  • Registration Form (En/Fr)

  • List of Hotel (En/Fr) & Hotel Reservation (En/Fr)

 
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