Kampala, Uganda, 23-25 June 2014
The ITU Regional Standardization Forum for Africa was held from 23 to 25 June 2014 in Kampala, Uganda, at the kind invitation of Uganda Communications Commission (UCC).
In addition, the following ITU events took place at the same venue and were hosted by Uganda Communications Commission: SG5 RG-AFR meeting (25 (afternoon) to 26 June 2014); SG12 RG-AFR meeting (26 June 2014) and Focus Group on Smart Water management (27 June 2014).
The main objectives of the event were to :
Provide concrete advice and best practices to developing countries on global standards development,
Build national standards readiness so that standardization competence of developing countries can be enhanced; and
- Facilitate the establishment of a national standardization secretariat at the level of countries in the region, to coordinate participation in ITU-T study groups.
The Forum also discussed the standardization activities ongoing in ITU-T study groups which are of interest to the region. A one day training on the role of rapporteurs and editors in ITU-T Study Groups was held on 23 June 2014. This training was targeted towards delegates from the region holding leadership position in ITU-T study groups or in the regional groups or those interested to take on additional responsibilities in the future.Target Audience
ITU Member States, national standards bodies, ICT regulators, ICT companies, ICT research organizations, service providers and academia.