The ITU Regional Seminar on Costs and Tariffs was organized jointly by ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) and the Telecommunication Standardization Bureau (TSB) in collaboration with the National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) of Egypt in Cairo, Egypt, from 4 to 5 February 2013. A meeting of the TSB Study Group 3 Regional Group for Africa (SG3RG-AFR) followed the seminar from 6 to 7 February 2013. Fourty-seven participants from 19 countries took part in the Seminar and Meeting.
The opening ceremony was presided over by Dr Amr Badawi, the Executive President (NTRA) of Egypt, with him were: Slaheddine Maaref representing the ITU Cairo Regional Director; Mr Makhtar Fall, Head of the Regulatory and Market Environment Division of BDT; Mr Abossé Akué-Kpakpo, Chairman of SG3RG-AFR and Mr Abdoulkarim, Secretary General, African Telecommunications Union (ATU).
All the sessions were moderated by Mr Sherif Guinena, Advisor to the Executive President, National Telecom Regulatory Authority, Egypt. The results from the seminar are available on the Final Report.