African Civil Society on the Information Society (ACSIS) is the Panafrican platform dedicated to promote sustainable, open and inclusive ICT in Africa. ACSIS was launched during the first phase of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in 2003, following the wishes of African delegates representing civil Society organizations that participated in the WSIS process. The idea was confirmed thanks to the ECA (UN Economic Commission for Africa), the Government and the People of the Republic of Tunisia during a meeting in April 2004 in Tunisia with the official launch of ACSIS. ACSIS intends to act as an umbrella structure through which, African Civil Society can influence policy and ensure that strategies and programmes enable the promotion of development: Poverty alleviation, use of appropriate ICT for balanced development, participation of communities/civil society in policy and strategy development and implementation of initiatives. www.acsis-scasi.org
African Civil Society on the Information Society (ACSIS) est la plateforme panafricaine dédiée à la promotion d’une société de l’information durable, ouverte et inclusive. ACSIS est née lors de la 1ère Phase du SMSI, (Sommet Mondial sur la (read more ...)
RéCATIC, African ICT Consumer Network, is a grouping of associations for ICT users across the African Continent. Founded in October 2008 in Cotonou, Benin, its objectives are: to collaborate with Governments, regulators, operators, equipment manufacturers, and international organizations; to develop ICTs in Africa; to serve as an interface between the consumer and Government in order to improve policy and regulation; to educate consumers and to strengthen the capacity of its members in supporting effective ICT regulation in Africa. RéCATIC joined ITU in April 2010. Its permanent secretariat is based in Cotonou and coordinates representation from the sub-regions: Northern, Western, Southern, and Central East Africa.
Le RéCATIC est le Réseau des Consommateurs Africains des TIC, premier regroupement à l’échelle continentale des associations des usagers finals des services des télécommunications et des technologies de l’information et de la communication. Il est créé en octobre 2008 à Cotonou au Bénin par une vingtaine d’organisations africaines. Il a pour principaux objectifs - d’œuvrer en collaboration avec les Etats, les régulateurs, les opérateurs, les équipementiers et les organisations régionales et internationales, pour le développement des télécommunications e (read more ...)
ATU is the first inter-governmental organisation dedicated to fostering ICT infrastructure development in Africa's search for prosperity. The Union has a mission to promote rapid development of info-communication in Africa to achieve universal access and service as well as full interconnectivity among countries. Its vision is to be a full and active participant in the global information and knowledge society. ATU has been an active Sector Member of ITU-D activities. ATU experience as an ITU-D Sector Member, is the ability to learn from the experiences of other regions and the great assistance from ITU-D in the organisation of regional conferences.
African Union (AU) was created on by the Sirte Declaration calling for the establishment of an African Union, to enable it play its rightful role in the global economy while addressing multifaceted social, economic and political problems. The main objectives of the OAU were, inter alia, to rid the continent of the remaining vestiges of colonization and apartheid; to promote unity and solidarity among African States; to coordinate and intensify cooperation for development; to safeguard the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Member States and to promote international cooperation within the framework of the United Nations.
L’Union Africaine de Radiodiffusion (UAR) à étè crée le 30 octobre 2006 pendant la 43ème et dernière session de l'Assemblée Générale de l'Union de Radiodiffusions et Télévisions Nationales d’Afrique (URTNA) à Abuja, Nigéria du 30 Octobre 2006 qui a été transformée en une Union nouvelle appelée Union Africaine de Radiodiffusion (UAR). UAR a pour objectif de faire une Union Africaine de Radiodiffusion ouverte à la diaspora et qui contribue à l’enrichissement de la qualité de vie des africains et projette la vraie image de l’Afrique.
AfriNIC, the Region Internet Registry (RIR) for the African region, is headquartered in Cyber City, Ebene, Mauritius, and is a non-governmental and not-for-profit membership based organisation. Our primary responsabilies are distributing and managing IP addresses and related resources. There are a total of five RIRs world-wide, sharing the same mission but covering different regions. AfriNIC is member of the Number Resources Organization (NRO). For additional information, access: www.afrinic.net. Key services: Distribution and Management of Internet Protocol Adresses, Distribution and Management of Autonomous Numbers, Oversight on Policy Development and Implementation, Training and other educational opportunities, Public Whois database for IP resource Registration. Our key stakeholders: Staff, Board Members, Members, Technical Community, National Regulators, Government, Academia, Private Sector, Telecoms, Civil Society, and related organizations. We invite you to meet us at the AfricanCom exhibitions -Stand P41 More info: http://africa.comworldseries.com (read more ...)
The American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) is the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) for Canada, many Caribbean and North Atlantic islands, and the United States. ARIN manages the distribution of Internet number resources, including IPv4 and IPv6 address space and AS numbers. ARIN opened its doors for business on December 22, 1997. ARIN is a nonprofit corporation with headquarters in Chantilly, Virginia, USA
The Arab Business Forum for Information and Communications Technology (ABFICT) was established in January 2002 when over 80 Arab CEOs and businessmen came together to reaffirm their strong belief in the necessity of Arab cooperation in the field of Communications and Information Technology. Guided by the resolutions of the Arab Summit held earlier in Amman, the Arab CEOs and businessmen launched ABFICT on 2002. The meetings of ABFICT coincided with major events that took place in the Arab region within 2003 and 2004. The first took place in January 2003 during Cairo ICT and was attended by key figures within the ICT sector and discussed crucial issues to the region. The second forum was held during ITU Telecom Africa. About five ICT ministers participated.
The Arab ICT Organization (AICTO) is an Arab governmental organization working under the aegis of the league of Arab States.
Activities : Scope : The Arab Strategy for ICTs - building the Information Society to 2012 & The WSIS recommendations. • Disseminating information about Arab ICT solutions, innovations and software, • Promoting R&D throughout the Arab region, • Organizing thematic exhibitions and events (training sessions workshops, conferences, ..) • Fostering experience share amongst Arab experts. Implementation Mechanism: Working groups composed of Aicto Associate Members. Membership : • Member States Arab countries members of the League of Arab States • Associate Members - Private and public companies active in the ICT sector in Arab countries, - Civil society • Honor Members
The "Arab Private Broadcasting Union" is an Arab regional organization that has a legal personality and competence to conduct its business and attain its purposes. It shall be administratively and financially independent as defined by its Articles of Association based on the following:
Union shall bring together all private broadcasting companies, represent them before all official and unofficial authorities, defend their rights and interests and those of their announcers, reporters and all other personnel, and confirm their rights of thought, creativity, freedom of expression and constructive criticism in no deviation from the values, principles and rules of conduct.
The Union also seeks to establish an integrated, cooperative and coordinated relationship among the broadcasting companies in a positive competitive atmosphere that would enable them to challenge the intellectual invasion that targets our Arabian values and identity.
The creation of the Arab Regulators Network of telecommunications and information technologies took place on April 2003. In this event there were representatives of Regulators, administrations and operators from 15 Arab countries. The Network gathers regulators and administrations in charge of the regulation of the telecommunications and information technologies sector of the Arab region. Among the main objectives of Network are the exchange of experiences in the field of the regulation of telecommunications, the coordination in view of accomplishing the homogeneity of the practices of regulation in the Arab countries and working out policies and models of regulations, equitable and transparent procedures so as to encourage development and modernization of telecommunications networks and services, as well as information technologies in the Arab world.
The Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU), founded in 1969, is an Arab joint-action institution related to the League of Arab States and the Pan-Arab Association of Public Service and Commercial Broadcasters based in Tunis. The ASBU is a professional organization, established in Khartoum, with the objective of strengthening ties and promoting cooperation among broadcasters in the Arab States for better production and content development. ASBU provides important services such as engineering and consulting services, radio and television exchange of news, programming and sports, as well as radio and TV training.
ASREN, the Arab States Research and Education Network, is a nonprofit international organization, registered in Dusseldorf, Germany, on 3rd of June, 2011, under the umbrella of the League of Arab States. ASREN is the association of the Arab region National Research and Education Networks (NRENs), as well as their strategic partners, that aims to implement, manage and extend sustainable Pan-Arab e-Infrastructures dedicated for the research and education communities and to boost scientific research and cooperation in member countries through the provision of world-class e-Infrastructures and e-services. The goal is to connect Arab institutions among themselves and to the globe through high-speed data-communications networks. Such networks will enable sharing and access to a variety of research services and applications in addition to utilization of highly sophisticated and technologically advanced computing resources available only at very few institutions in the world. We aim to boost pan-Arab collaborative research and education projects and activities, contribute to promote scientific research, innovation and education across the Arab region.
APNIC is one of five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) charged with ensuring the fair distribution and responsible management of IP addresses and related resources. These resources are required for the stable and reliable operation of the global Internet. APNIC is an open, membership-based, not-for-profit organization. As part of this service, the APNIC Secretariat is responsible for maintaining the public APNIC Whois Database and managing reverse DNS zone delegations. APNIC also provides forums for bottom-up policy development through an open process of consultation and consensus.APNIC is also actively involved in the development of Internet infrastructure throughout the region. This includes providing training and education services, supporting technical activities such as root server deployments, and collaborating with other regional and international organizations. APNIC has been collaborating with the ITU since 2013 on a number of joint capacity development initiatives throughout the Asia Pacific. Visit: https://blog.apnic.net/2017/12/11/committing-engagement-pays-off-region/
The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) is a non-profit, non-government, professional association of broadcasting organisations, formed in 1964 to facilitate the development of broadcasting in the Asia-Pacific region. It provides a forum for promoting the collective interests of television and radio broadcasters, and engages in activities to encourage regional and international cooperation between broadcasters. It currently has nearly 200 members in 58 countries, with its broadcaster members reaching a potential audience of about 3 billion people. The ABU is the third largest of the world's eight broadcasting unions, but covers the largest geographic area of the world. The ABU works closely with the other regional broadcasting unions, and with many other international organisations, on matters of common concern. For more information, please visit www.abu.org.my
The Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD), established in 1977 under the auspices of UNESCO, is a unique regional inter-governmental organization servicing countries of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP) in the field of electronic media development. It is hosted by the Government of Malaysia and the secretariat is located in Kuala Lumpur. The AIBD is mandated to achieve a vibrant and cohesive electronic media environment in The Asia-Pacific region through policy and resource development. The Institute enjoys a membership of 26 countries, 94 affiliates and 58 partners in Asia, Pacific, Europe and North America as of December 2010.
The Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT) is a leading intergovernmental organisation for the development of telecommunications and ICT in the Asia-Pacific region. APT was established by ESCAP and ITU in July 1979 with the objective to promote the development of telecommunications and ICT services in the Asia-Pacific region, with particular emphasis on the developing countries. APT facilitates and supports regional cooperation by engaging decision-makers in government, business and other sectors in the development and implementation of policies that are beneficial to the telecommunication and ICT sectors in the region. Currently, the APT has a strength of 38 Full Members, 4 Associate Members and 131 Affiliate Members. The headquarters of the APT is located in Bangkok. Further information about APT is available at APT website, www.apt.int.
Asociación de Reguladores Administrador del Foro Latinoamericano de Entes Reguladores de Telecomunicaciones, REGULATEL, fue constituido, con el propósito de fomentar la cooperación y coordinación de esfuerzos y promover el desarrollo de las telecomunicaciones en América Latina. Este foro está conformado por veinte entes reguladores de América Latina: Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Chile, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, México, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Perú, Puerto Rico, República Dominicana, Uruguay, Venezuela, y tres de Europa: España, Portugal e Italia. En este sitio se busca lograr de una manera efectiva, y acorde con los últimos adelantos de comunicación e interacción de Internet, un verdadero canal de comunicación y promoción de nuestros objetivos. Además, intenta manifestar el convencimiento de sus miembros de que las telecomunicaciones constituyen un poderoso instrumento para la promoción e integración entre los pueblos de la región.
ASIET is the Ibero-American Association of Research Centers and Telecommunication Enterprises. Founded in 1982, ASIET is a non-profit organization. More than 50 Latin American and Spanish telecommunications companies have joined us with the sole purpose of contributing to telecommunications development as a basis of every nation’s growth. Our mission is to be the meeting point for telecommunication operators and other ICT actors in Latin America, and to offer our members products and services focused on developing knowledge management, training and social applications and business opportunities. ASIET also promotes cooperation agreements with international organizations, manufacturers and service providers with the objective of generating complete information in regulatory, technological and commercial issues as well as vectors directed towards the development of the global information society.
ARCTEL-CPLP is a Regional Association that gathers all the National Regulatory Authorities (NRA) for communications and telecommunications of Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal, São Tomé and Príncipe and East Timor.ARCT-CPLP is a permanent Forum for exchanging information and sharing experiences in the scope of the communications sector regulation. Its mission is to reinforce the historical bonds of friendship and cooperation between the members of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) and promote the development of the economic and business cooperation through projects of common interests, that contribute to create a better institutional and regulatory environment, thus improving sector cooperation and encouraging innovation and communications development.
ACIST – Portuguese Communications Business Association – represents 150 small and medium business clusters operating in the following areas: infrastructures, telecommunications, ICTs and multimedia. ACIST gathers more than 90% of the Portuguese enterprises that fit this economic profile. It is the only association of its kind in Portugal.
ACIST is represented at ANACOM’s Advisory Board, the representative of the communications sector in Portugal, and participates in several workgroups and specialised committees in the field, namely in association with the Ministry of Public Works, Transport and Communications, towards the development and implementation of the NGNs in Portugal.
A credible interlocutor and social partner for the enterprises it represents, ACIST acts as a dynamic motor in their negotiating power, business and structural strengthening, and in promoting regular updates in the ICT sector, enabling them to compete with market rivals.
Since 2008, ACIST has expanded its area of performance by launching a strategy to internationalise its services, making it a goal to follow closely and in constant dynamic the development of the sector in the Portuguese speaking countries.
Há 23 anos - no momento da sua constituição, em 1990 - a AICEP foi visionária quando integrou no seu seio os Operadores de Comunicações, independentemente de serem postais ou de telecomunicações, demonstrando uma clara visão de convergência e complementaridade entre as duas vertentes do setor. Foi também visionária quando congregou os seus Membros, não por critérios geográficos, mas sim pela proximidade da língua e das culturas. Posteriormente inovou quando considerou que no desenvolvimento das Comunicações a relação entre Operadores e Reguladores é muito forte, complexa e interativa e que os Operadores e os Reguladores são órgãos distintos, mas também complementares do mesmo corpo que são as Comunicações. Acompanhando o natural dinamismo e desenvolvimento estratégico do sector das Comunicações, nomeadamente nas telecomunicações, o qual, nos tempos de hoje, não se pode dissociar dos conteúdos, e continuando a inovar, a AICEP incorporou no seu seio os “Conteúdos” (televisão), reforçando e consolidando, assim, o seu papel de Associação representativa e cada vez mais inclusiva das várias áreas das Comunicações no Mundo da Lusofonia, em benefício das atividades de cooperação para o desenvolvimento dos seus membros.
ASETA - Asociación de Empresas de Telecomunicaciones de la Comunidad Andina, es un Organismo Internacional, sin fines de lucro, que en el ámbito de la Subregión Andina agrupa a Empresas Operadoras de servicios de telecomunicaciones y de las tecnologías de la información y la comunicación y a otras entidades del sector o vinculadas a éste, con el propósito de coadyuvar a su desarrollo y al proceso de integración en los países andinos. ASETA fue creada en 1974 en el marco del Acuerdo Subregional Andino y es reconocida internacionalmente como el organismo subregional andino especializado en telecomunicaciones. El Comité Andino de Autoridades de Telecomunicaciones – CAATEL, en el año de 1997 designó a ASETA como su Organismo Consultivo Permanente. Su sede está ubicada en la ciudad de Quito, Ecuador. Su labor principal es dar asesorías, realizar consultorías y dar capacitación a los Gobiernos, Entidades de Regulación y Control y Empresas Operadoras de Telecomunicaciones de los Países Andinos.
The Caribbean Association of National Telecommunication Organizations (CANTO) was founded in 1985 as a nonprofit association of telephone operating companies in the Caribbean. This initiative marked the first time that Caribbean Operating companies had come together to address independently a wide array of telecommunication issues of mutual concern. CANTO’s objective, then and now, is to establish a forum through which Caribbean Telecommunication Organizations may exchange information and expertise pertaining to the telecommunications field, generate inputs for orderly growth of the sectors, formulate policy and consider matters of mutual interest to its members. Over the past twenty six years our membership has grown from eight members in eight countries in 1985 to 111 in 31 countries in 2009.
The Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU) was formed in 1970 with a view to stimulating the flow of broadcast material among the Radio and Television systems in the Caribbean region. CBU is the only Pan-Caribbean medium, reaching over 4.8 million people in the Caribbean and millions of others extra-regionally. CBU functions in both an advocacy and representation role. As a regional institution, it facilitates discussion and analysis that assist in policy formulation on major integration issues. The member territories and associate member territories of the CBU include Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, France, French Guyana, Germany, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, the Netherlands, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago. Turks & Caicos Islands, United Kingdom, United States and the US Virgin Islands.
In 1989, the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) was established in Nassau, The Bahamas by the Heads of CARICOM Governments in an atmosphere of cautiousness about setting-up new organizations. In 1990, the Organization established its Headquarters in Barbados, on agreement with that Government, but it was relocated to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, where it continues to function in accordance with the terms of a Headquarters Agreement, dated April 8, 1993. At the time of the establishment of CTU, the role played by the operator-group, CANTO, and Technical Assistance by the International Telecommunication Union, was already of significant value. CTU has a multi-stakeholder membership that includes CARICOM states, non-CARICOM states, private sector organizations and non-governmental agencies.
The Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (Cedare), established in 1992, is an international inter-governmental organization, with diplomatic status. The Centre's mission is to provide leadership and advocate sound governance for environmental protection. The Centre' specific priorities for action include: water resources management, land resources, knowledge management and information technology applications, and the interrelated issues of markets, business and the environment. Cedare’s global partner base includes governments, universities, international organizations, NGO’s, media, private sector, and civil society. Cedare contributes to the establishment of a number of regional environment and information networks.
Giving a voice to children and young people worldwide Child Helpline International (CHI) is the global network of child helplines with currently 174 organisations in 142 countries which together received over 126 million contacts in the past 10 years from children and young people in need of care and protection. Child Helpline International supports the creation and strengthening of national, free of cost child helplines worldwide, and uses child helpline data and knowledge to highlight gaps in child protection systems and advocate for the rights of children.
The Commonwealth ITU Group (CIG) was established in September 2002 during the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference in which the 54 Commonwealth member countries sought to organise themselves in supporting the appointment to key positions for the various ITU elected officials including the 5 Elected officers, members of the Radio Regulation Board (RRB), and representation on the ITU Council.
Since then, the CIG have had senior Government officials and Regulators meet on a regular basis to establish a common set of objectives to be achieved at various conferences and meetings of the ITU on International Telecom Regulation, Policy, Radio Spectrum, and related matters, as well as type approval, standardisation, typically addressing the concerns of member states in all aspects of telecommunications development and implementation.
After a decade of CIG activities and geographically covering Commonwealth member States stretching from Canada /Caribbean to Europe/Africa to Asia and the South Pacific; CIG has become an important single large group (of 54 Countries) to influence matters on all aspects of ITU work. Given this role, CIG members work alongside the operators and equipment suppliers etc in order to ensure a more versatile, widely used, compliant and an effectiv (read more ...)
About CTO: With a history dating back to 1901, the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) is an international development partnership between the Commonwealth and non-Commonwealth governments, businesses and civil society organisations. CTO provides the international community with effective means to help bridge the digital divide and achieve social and economic development, by delivering to developing countries unique knowledge-sharing programmes, events and conferences in the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).
With its headquarters in London and recipient members based in Europe, the Caribbean, Americas, Africa and Asia-Pacific regions, CTO has been at the centre of continuous and extensive international communications development funding, co-operation and assistance programmes. CTO’s mission is to reduce global poverty and its development agenda reflects the development challenge set in the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
The CTO also provides professional training and capacity building programmes through its Programme for Development and Training (PDT) and iLearn initiatives, and is the trusted partner of policy makers, regulators, donor agencies, operators, technology and equipment manufacturers f (read more ...)
La CEEAC a été créée par la volonté politique des chefs d'Etat des différents pays de la sous région, elle comporte donc des textes officiels qui régissent son fonctionnement, présentés comme suit:• Textes fondamentaux• Instruments juridiques• Journal officiel
The Consortium for the Actions in Support of the Promotion and Development of Africa (CAPDA) is an NGO based in Cameroon created for educating young people, women and artisans / promoters of micro projects and local actors for a collective awareness development in urban and rural areas through individual and collective initiatives to eradicate hunger, poverty and misery in their living environment. It aims at providing communities with a variety of information on prospects and opportunities and with a framework for consultation, exchange of experiences and information on alternative solutions to development problems.
Consumers International (CI) is the global campaigning voice for consumers. Established in 1960, CI is the world federation of consumer rights groups. With over 240 member organisations spanning 120 countries, we serve as the only independent and authoritative global voice for consumer rights. We are a registered UK charity. For further information visit: http://www.youtube.com/user/ConsumersIntl
The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (CCASG;), also known as the Gulf Cooperation Council, (GCC) is a political and economic union of the Arab states bordering the Persian Gulf and constituting the Arabian Peninsula, namely Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates. On May 10, 2011, a request by Jordan to join the GCC was formally being considered and Morocco was invited to join the council. The GCC Charter states that the basic objectives are to effect coordination, integration and inter-connection between Member States in different fields.
Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) is a leading international social enterprise headquartered in Ottawa, Canada with local operations around the globe. Harnessing the power of youth, we transform young people (DOT Interns) into leaders of change as they facilitate technology, business, and entrepreneurial learning experiences to people in their own communities. Our unique youth-led programs empower people living in communities that are developing, in transition, or under stress with the confidence to use technology for entrepreneurial, community, educational, and personal development. Launched in 2002, DOT has mobilized the talent and energy of over 4,000 Interns worldwide - a powerful force for change. The impact of DOT's programs has reached 1 million people in communities and schools around the world helping them to develop an entrepreneurial spirit and technology and business skills that will last a lifetime.
Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) is the global open digital broadcasting system for broadcasting bands up to 174 MHz (covering LW, SW, MW and bands I/II). DRM30, used for long distance broadcasting and the well established part of the standard, offers near-FM sound quality plus the ease-of-use that comes from digital transmissions, combined with low power consumption. DRM+ operates in higher frequencies between 30 and 174MHz and uses the same audio coding, data services, multiplexing and signalling schemes as DRM30 and also offers CD-quality audio and surround-sound. In the few years since its inception, DRM has expanded into an international consortium of broadcasters, manufacturers, and network operators, research institutions, broadcasting unions, regulatory bodies and NGOs. DRM´s membership is global in scope, with members from countries as varied as Ecuador, Germany, China, the U.S.A, Norway, Malaysia, the UK, Japan, Mexico and Australia. For more information and DRM updates, please visit www.drm.org or write to the DRM Project Office, firstname.lastname@example.org .
Dominic Foundation is a Swiss Foundation with the purpose of actively and directly promote, support and finance Technological Research Projects and promote ICT (Information Communication Technology) in order to improve the quality of life and independency of people in particular for people with disabilities or those most in need all around the world. Identify, directly support and coordinate specific and selected projects with the purpose of improving the standard of living and create a living, educational and social environment able to guarantee a better future for people living in particular in emerging countries. We believe in better education, better work, better life and therefore focus on promoting a personal independent living and professional development of future generations. The aim of our projects is to achieve immediate, tangible results in the live of individuals, while at the same time affecting long-term changes in their communities. Science and technology have the great challenge of improving quality of life, freedom and independency all around the world. Our aim is also to guarantee that any donation or budget assigned to a specific project will be solely used (100%) for the project itself and avoiding diluting the available funds for internal and admi (read more ...)
The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance is a global organization advocating for laws and regulations that will lead to more efficient and effective spectrum utilization. Our membership spans multinationals, small- and medium-sized enterprises, and academic, research, and other organizations from around the world, all working to create innovative solutions that will increase the amount of available spectrum to the benefit of consumers and businesses alike. Our Goals: Closing the Digital Divide The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance supports technical, regulatory, and business model innovations that can reduce the cost of deploying last-mile wireless networks and help to make wireless broadband access more affordable for people around the world. Enabling the Internet of Things The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance supports spectrum policies that can enable the burgeoning Internet of Things – with potentially billions of interconnected wireless devices operating on our behalf – increasing efficiency and improving quality of life. Alleviating the “Spectrum Crunch” The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance supports changing regulatory policies that create artificial spectrum scarcity and replace them with policies that will increase available bandwidth, reduce costs, and increase consum (read more ...)
The East African Communications Organization (EACO) is a leading inter- governmental organization established by ICT regulators and operators from the East African Community. The organization is headquartered in Kigali, Rwanda. The main objective of the EACO is to harmonise policy and regulatory frameworks in the region; promote the development of broadcasting, postal and telecommunications/ICT services and regulatory matters; and devise ways and means to achieve fast, reliable, secure, affordable and efficient communications services within the region.
The East African Community (EAC) is an intergovernmental organization comprising the five east African countries Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda. The organization is headquartered in Arusha. The EAC is one of the pillars of the African Economic Community. The EAC is a potential precursor to the establishment of the East African Federation, a proposed federation of its five members into a single state. In 2010, the EAC launched its own common market for goods, labor and capital within the region, with the goal of a common currency by 2012 and full political federation in 2015.
The Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL)is the regulatory body for telecommunications in five Eastern Caribbean States— Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. ECTEL which was established in May 2000 by Treaty and consists of A Council of Ministers (made up of the Ministers responsible for Telecommunications in the ECTEL states, and the Director General of the OECS), a regional Directorate with a Board of Directors(comprising one member and an alternate from each Member State and the Managing Director of ECTEL); and a National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (NTRC) in each Member State. The National Telecommunications Regulatory Commissions (NTRCs) are the Telecommunications regulators at the national level in each Member State.
L’École Supérieure Multinationale des Télécommunications (ESMT) est une institution intergouvernementale de formation, d’enseignement et de recherche dans le domaine des Télécommunications/TIC créée en 1981 par le Bénin, le Burkina Faso, la Guinée Conakry, le Mali, la République Islamique de Mauritanie, le Niger et le Sénégal. L’ESMT a pour mission de fournir des services de formation, de recherche, d’expertise-conseil en vue de contribuer au développement des Télécommunications/TIC en Afrique.
A ce jour, l’ESMT a mis à la disposition des entreprises et institutions africaines, plus de 10 000 techniciens, ingénieurs et cadres spécialisés dans la conception et le pilotage de solutions de Télécommunications /TIC. L’ESMT offre sur son site de Dakar et dans ses centres délocalisés (Bénin, Burkina Faso, Gabon, Guinée Conakry, Niger, Togo), plusieurs programmes répondant aux standards internationaux, notamment le LMD (Licence, Master, Doctorat). Première académie régionale CISCO en Afrique Subsaharienne, l’ESMT est un Centre d’excellence de l’UIT et de l’UEMOA (Union Economique et Monétaire Ouest Africaine), reconnue et homologuée par le CAMES (Conseil Africain et Malgache pour l’Enseignement Supérieur). L’ESMT offre dans le cadre de sa mission de dé (read more ...)
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is a regional group of fifteen West African countries. Founded on 28 May 1975, with the signing of the Treaty of Lagos, its mission is to promote economic integration across the region in "all fields ofeconomic activity, particularly industry, transport, telecommunications, energy, agriculture, natural resources, commerce, monetary and financial questions, social and cultural matters. The ECOWAS consists of two institutions to implement policies, the ECOWAS Secretariat and the ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development, formerly known as the Fund for Cooperation until it was renamed in 2001.
ESOA is a non-profit organisation established with the objective of serving and promoting the common interests of satellite operators. The Association today represents the interests of all EMEA satellite operators who deliver information communication services across the globe.
The EMEA Satellite Operators Association (ESOA) has been the voice of Europe’s satellite operators since March 2002 and in 2015, it expanded to cover operators in the EMEA region. ESOA is the world’s only CEO-driven satellite association, and leads a coordinated and impactful response to the global challenges and opportunities the commercial satellite communications sector faces. Today, the Association represents all satellite operators from the EMEA region and other companies that engage in satellite-related activities. It offers a unified voice for the world's largest operators and important regional operators towards all international, regional and national organisations and regulators.
ESOA works to lead a coordinated and impactful response to global challenges and opportunities for the commercial satellite communications sector by raising awareness of the reach, resilience, variety & capability of satellite services. By providing a unified voice and platform for global collabora (read more ...)
The EBU serves 85 national media organizations in 56 countries in and around Europe. It represents its Members and promotes the values and distinctiveness of public service media in Europe and around the world. The Eurovision and Euroradio networks deliver news, sports, events and music to EBU Members and other media organizations. Services to Members range from legal advice, technical standardization and development to coproductions and exchange of quality European content.
The European Communications Office (ECO) is the Secretariat of the European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations (CEPT), an organisation where policy makers and regulators from 48 countries across Europe collaborate to harmonise telecommunication, radio spectrum and postal regulations. ECO provides advice and support to CEPT to help it to develop and deliver its policies and decisions in an effective and transparent way. Its core duties are to provide a European centre of expertise in electronic communications, to contribute to the work of the three CEPT committees and to manage CEPT’s day-to-day activities. ECO further supports CEPT member countries and other stakeholders providing a forum to debate and advance European communications policy for the benefit of all Europe’s citizens.”
The European Competitive Telecommunications Association was founded in 1998, and supports the regulatory and commercial interests of new entrant telecoms operators, ISPs and suppliers of products and services to the communications industry. We work for a fair regulatory environment which allows all electronic communications providers to compete on level terms in order to multiply investment and innovation throughout an effective European internal market. The association represents the telecommunications industry to key government and regulatory bodies and maintains a forum for networking and business development.
The European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations - CEPT - was established in 1959 by 19 countries, which expanded to 26 during its first ten years. Original members were the monopoly-holding postal and telecommunications administrations. CEPT's activities included co-operation on commercial, operational, regulatory and technical standardization issues. Today 48 countries are members of CEPT. The work of CEPT is conducted by three autonomous business Committees: The Electronic Communications Committee (ECC), The European Committee for Postal Regulation (CERP) and The Committee for ITU Policy (Com-ITU)
The European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association was established in May 1992 and has become the principal policy group for European electronic communications network operators. ETNO's primary purpose is to establish a constructive dialogue between its member companies and decision-makers and other actors involved in the development of the European Information Society to the benefit of users. The association is located in Brussels, Belgium.
EUTELSAT (the European Telecommunications Satellite Organization) was created in 1977 on an interim basis with the purpose of providing Europe with a satellite infrastructure for a wide range of telecommunications services. The EUTELSAT Convention was opened for signature in July 1982 and entered into force on 1 September 1985, which was when EUTELSAT became a permanent organisation. Fifteen years later, by which time the Organisation had become one of the world’s leading satellite operators, the EUTELSAT Parties decided in May 1999 to transform the Organisation and agreed the relevant procedures for this change. All assets, operational activities and related liabilities and commitments of the Intergovernmental Organisation EUTELSAT were transferred to Eutelsat S.A., a company established in Paris for this purpose on the 2 July 2001. The original EUTELSAT Convention was amended with the agreement of the States Parties and the amendments came into force on a definitive basis in November 2002.
Since its restructuring, the structure, role, mission and activities of the Organisation have evolved to reflect developments in the fields of regulation, technology and markets for Fixed Satellite Services. Today, 49 European States are Parties to the EUTELSAT Convention. (read more ...)
ETSI, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute, produces globally-applicable standards for Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), including fixed, mobile, radio, converged, aeronautical, broadcast and internet technologies and is officially recognized by the European Union as a European Standards Organization. Founded in 1988, ETSI is an independent, not-for-profit association whose 717 member companies and organizations, drawn from 62 countries across 5 continents worldwide, participate directly in its work. ETSI and ITU-D engage in regular knowledge exchange and collaboration. For more information please visit: www.etsi.org View Mr Luis Jorge Romero Saro and Mr Michael Sharpe at the 10 Years Anniversary Awards ceremony during TDAG 2014: https://www.flickr.com/photos/itupictures/sets/72157647791578740/
The European Union is a unique economic and political entity involving 28 European Member States. In the field of ICT's and communications, the EU's current priority is to create a Digital Single Market, where the free movement of goods, persons, services and capital is ensured — and where citizens and businesses can seamlessly and fairly access online goods and services: whatever their nationality, and wherever they live. The EU also has an important role externally in helping facilitate international agreements such as those for which the ITU is responsible. In relation to development activities in general, the EU provides over 50% of all global development aid, making it the world's leading donor.
Fibre to The Home Council Middle East and North Africa is a non-profit organization with a mission to accelerate the FTTH adoption by all broadband stakeholders through information and promotion, in order to deploy the fiber-based, ultra-high-speed access networks to consumers and businesses. FTTH Council MENA started as the Middle East group within FTTH Council Europe in 2009 and was launched as FTTH Council MENA in January 2011. Its members consist of vendors, manufacturers, utilities, consultants, operators, academies, governments who are involved in Committees dedicated to developing and promoting FTTH in the fields of Market Development & Intelligence, Policy & regulation, Technology & Training. FTTH Council MENA is a member of FTTH Councils Global Alliance including sister councils Europe, North and Latin America, Asia Pacific and Africa.
The Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) consists of a network of individual computer security incident response teams that work together voluntarily to deal with computer security problems and their prevention. FIRST is a premier organization and recognized global leader in incident response. These teams represent government, law enforcement, academia, the private sector, and other organizations with justifiable interest as determined by the Steering Committee. The FIRST was formed in 1990 in response to a computer security incident known as the "Internet worm". The reaction to this incident was isolated and uncoordinated, resulting in much duplicated efforts and in conflicting solutions.
Who they are The FTTH Council Asia-Pacific is a non-profit organization established in 2005. The organization is building on the success of its sister organizations in the US and Europe to educate the industry and the general public on the opportunities and benefits of FTTH solutions. FTTH Council Asia-Pacific members represent all areas of broadband industries, including telecommunications, computing, networking, system integration, engineering and content-provider companies, as well as traditional telecommunications service providers, utilities and municipalities.
What does this mean? Members have a forum to apply critical thinking to FTTH technologies and applications. Using member's inputs, they keep the organisation informed about industry trends, share success stories, and provide quality speakers through our speaker's bureau. They offer members an opportunity to network and collaborate while providing consistent information on FTTH from industry experts to members, consumers, media and analysts.
Their Mission The mission of the FTTH Council Asia-Pacific is to accelerate the adoption of optical fiber access, by all consumers and organizations that provide and use broadband services, through factually based Education and Promotion, (read more ...)
G3ict - Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies, G3ict, is a flagship advocacy initiative of UN-GAID, the United Nations Global Alliance for ICT and Development. Initiated in December 2006 by W2i, the Wireless Internet Institute, G3ict is a public-private partnership dedicated to facilitating the implementation around the world of the Digital Accessibility Agenda defined by the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). G3ict was incorporated in 2008 as a 501 (c)(3) not for profit corporation in the State of Georgia, United States, where it maintains an office in Atlanta. Significant financial support to G3ict comes from corporate and institutional sponsors, such as IBM, Microsoft, AT&T, Time Warner Cable, Air France, Samsung, The Mozilla Foundation, Dominic Foundation, TecAccess, InternetSpeech, and W2i.
GKPF has the role as the knowledge broker, networking, communication and dissemination, logistics partner for all organizations, companies and governments involved in development. GKPFs mission is to create and maintain the mechanisms, trade routes and marketplaces that make human development possible.
GKPFs ensures the flow and availability of information and also that the available information reaches those who can make the best use out of it. In the core of GKPF stands the creation and implementation of win/win situations. Individuals and organizations should engage with and support GKPF in order to ensure that they and their organization have the best possible access to knowledge, networking, and communication.
Founded in 1997, GVF (www.gvf.org) is the single and unified voice of the global satellite industry. It brings together organisations engaged in the delivery of advanced broadband and narrowband satellite services to consumers, and commercial and government enterprises worldwide. Headquartered in London, and with a Regional Office in Washington DC, GVF is an independent, non- partisan and non-profit organisation with 230+ members from more than 100 countries. The broad-based membership represents every major world region and every sector of the satellite industry, including fixed and mobile satellite operators, satellite network operators, teleports, satellite earth station manufacturers, system integrators, value added and enhanced service providers, telecom carriers, consultants, law firms, and users. The GVF Installation & Maintenance Training portal is at http://gvf.coursehost.com
The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide. Spanning more than 220 countries, the GSMA unites nearly 800 of the world’s mobile operators with 250 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and Internet companies, as well as organisations in industry sectors such as financial services, healthcare, media, transport and utilities. The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress and Mobile Asia Expo. Twitter: @GSMA Ms Belinda Exelby, Head of Institutional Relations of GSM Association, honored the ITU with her presence at the 10 year Anniversary Award Ceremony on 1 October 2014. An article and photos of the occasion may be found under the following link: http://newslog.itu.int/archives/633
The Arab ICT Organization, its Arabic name, IJMA3 was formed with the belief and determination that it will accelerate the process of development in the Arab countries since it links the most prominent ICT associations of the region together. IJMA3 is a leader in harnessing ICT toward the broad-based development needs of local communities especially in areas such as: Workforce development, Educational services, Business incubation, Professional training, Community ICT centers and ICT Camps among others. The founding members include the ICT associations of: Morocco, Egypt, Palestine, Jordan, and Lebanon. Syria, Bahrain, Tunisia, Algeria, Iraq, Kuweit, Saudi Arabia and Sudan have subsequently joined the organization, bringing the total number of members to thirteen.
The International Indigenous ICT Task Force (IITF) is a volunteer body created at the WSIS in Tunis in 2005. The objective of the IITF is to implement the Plan of Action of the WSIS process which specifically mentions Indigenous Peoples, and the objectives of the Global Forum of Indigenous Peoples and the Information Society. Article 15 of the WSIS Declaration states: “In the evolution of the Information Society, particular attention must be given to the special situation of Indigenous Peoples, as well as to the preservation of their heritage and their cultural legacy.” Members of the IITF are from the seven geographical regions from around the world. The Indigenous Portal is an initiative of the IITF and is administered by the Indigenous Portal Board
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE), an association dedicated to advancing innovation and technological excellence for the benefit of humanity, is the world’s largest technical professional society. It is designed to serve professionals involved in all aspects of the electrical, electronic and computing fields and related areas of science and technology that underlie modern civilization.
The Inter-American Telecommunication Commission or Comisión Interamericana de Telecomunicaciones (CITEL) is an entity of the Organization of American States. It was originally created as the Inter-American Electrical Communication Commission in 1923. It has 35 Member States and over 200 Associate Members. It has been entrusted by the Heads of State at the Summits of the Americas with specific mandates. CITEL has technical autonomy to perform its functions within the limits prescribed by the OAS Charter, its statutes and the mandates of the General Assembly. Its objectives include facilitating and promoting the continuous development of telecommunications.
International Air Transport Association (IATA)was founded in Havana, Cuba, in April 1945. It is the prime vehicle for inter-airline cooperation in promoting safe, reliable, secure and economical air services - for the benefit of the world's consumers. At its founding, IATA had 57 members from 31 nations, mostly in Europe and North America. Today it has some 230 members from 126 nations in every part of the globe. Mr Paul Steele, Senior Vice-President MER & Corporate Secretary of IATA, honored the ITU with his presence at the 10 year Anniversary Award Ceremony on 1 October 2014. An article and photos of the occasion may be found under the following link: http://newslog.itu.int/archives/633
The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) is the worldwide federation of national Amateur Radio organizations. Its membership consists of more than 160 member-societies in as many countries and separate territories. The IARU was founded at a meeting in Paris in 1925. The IARU is recognized by the ITU as the representative of the interests of the amateur and amateur-satellite services. The IARU is a Sector Member of the ITU Radiocommunication and Development Sectors and participates in the Study Groups of both Sectors. Its Web site is www.iaru.org.
The International Center for Promotion of Enterprises (ICPE) is a intergovernmental organization, with its headquarter in Slovenia set up on a United Nations initiative in 1974, with member countries from Latin America, Asia, Africa and Europe, mandated to pursue and promote international cooperation in areas related to the transfer of technology, sustainable entrepreneurship and promotion of knowledge-based societal change through research, training, consultancy an information services in these fields. More information at: http://icpe.si/newsletter
The International Committee of the Red-Cross (ICRC), established in 1863, is an independent and neutral organization, its mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949. Based in Geneva, Switzerland , the ICRC works worldwide to provide humanitarian help for people affected by conflict and armed violence and to promote the laws that protect victims of war. it employs some 12,000 people in 80 countries; it is financed mainly by voluntary donations from governments and from national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies. Mr Paul Wehrli, Head of Field ICT Services of the ICRC, honored the ITU with his presence at the 10 year Anniversary Award Ceremony on 1 October 2014. An article and photos of the occasion may be found under the following link: http://newslog.itu.int/archives/633
The IEC produces International Standards and conducts conformity assessment for the millions of objects, systems or machines that contain electronics or use/ produce electricity in any form. Examples of technologies covered by IEC International Standards and assessments: power generation, transmission, distribution, including all renewable energy sources; batteries, lighting, home appliances, office and medical equipments, all public and private transportation, semiconductors, fibre optics, nanotechnology, multimedia, information technology, and more. Over 10’000 experts in 173 Technical Committees with over 1000 working groups Over 13’000 standards published since inception Over 6000 standards in catalogue today Over 300’000 conformity certificates established Founded in 1906 in London 159 member countries and affiliates Head office: Geneva.
Founded in 1960, IFIP links more than 50 national ICT societies with an aggregate membership in excess of nearly 1,000.000 individual members. It is a not-for-profit body with its headquarters in Austria. It has 13 Technical Committees bringing together 3500 global experts to address key ICT issues for today. IFIP provides a global forum of ICT experts that plays an active role in developing and sharing expertise amongst all stakeholders of the information and knowledge society. IFIP runs numerous significant conferences each year and also offers a free-to-read digital library of technical information. IFIP’s Strategic Aims are: To provide a global platform to (1) Advance technologies for the information and knowledge societies; (2) Disseminate high quality information; (3) Promote social responsibility in the application of ICT; (4) Promote Digital Equity; (5) Advance Professionalism in ICT.
In order to achieve the strategic aims, its Objectives are to: (1) Be one of the leading organizers of ICT related events; (2) Be one of the leading sources of advice on ICT related issues; (3) Provide services and supporting its member societies and their members; (4) Support education and lifelong development of acade (read more ...)
International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is the world's largest developer and publisher of International Standards. ISO is a network of the national standards institutes of 163 countries, one member per country, with a Central Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland, that coordinates the system. ISO is a non-governmental organization that forms a bridge between the public and private sectors.
ISSA aims to provide opportunities worldwide for people who dream of learning to sail to make a start in a sailing school. Also, ISSA provides an international career path for sailing and windsurfing instructors to teach sailing and windsurfing in other countries. ISSA is a non-profit international association which provides a framework of common standards of quality and safety for sailing and windsurfing schools throughout the world. The ISSA standards apply equally to the certification of students completing sailing and windsurfing courses at all levels of ability. All ISSA sailing and windsurfing instructors are trained to the same of levels of competence. ISSA is managed by a committee elected from its member sailing and windsurfing schools. ISSA was created in 1969 in Paris by: - Les Glenans FRA - Polish Yachting Association POL - Yacht Club de Morges SUI - Casa di Vela Caprera ITA - National Schools Sailing Association GBR - Centro Internacional de Navigacion de Arousa ESP
The International Telecommunication Academy was founded as a public organization in Moscow on March 7 of 1996. ITA is an essentially new structure in the international community aimed at the consolidation and integration of the World scientific potential of the people professionally engaged in the development of Infocommunications. At present the Academy consolidates over 750 scientists, managers and experts from 46 countries of the World.
The International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (ITSO) is an intergovernmental organization with 149 member States. ITSO’s mission is to: (i) act as the supervisory authority of Intelsat Ltd.; (ii) ensure the performance of Core Principles for the provision of international public telecommunications services, with high reliability and quality; and (iii) promote international public telecommunication services to meet the needs of the information and communications society. The Core Principles of the Organization include, maintaining global connectivity and coverage; providing public telecommunications services, including capacity and price protection guarantees to “Lifeline Connectivity Obligation (LCO)” customers; providing domestic public telecommunications services between areas that are isolated or separated by geographic or natural barriers or high seas; and ensuring non-discriminatory access to Intelsat, Ltd.’s communications system.
The International Telecommunications Users Group (INTUG) has represented business users of communications services globally since its formation in 1974 and has participated in ITU affairs for much of the 35 years since then. It consists of national and international user groups and associate companies and is registered in the Netherlands. INTUG has participated in ITU Study Groups and Working Parties on Recommendations and Standards in areas including tariff principles and service definitions, and focuses attention on sector regulation as a mechanism for introducing open competition and interoperability internationally. INTUG has been a leading campaigner for open access to Next Generation Networks, and reducing the financial burden of non-cost related charges, for example for roaming and call termination and for mark -up on international leased lines. INTUG has recognised status within OECD, and regionally in APECTEL, CITEL and the EU. INTUG has a memorandum of understanding with the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO).
Radio science encompasses the knowledge and study of all aspects of electromagnetic fields and waves. The International Union of Radio Science (Union Radio-Scientifique Internationale), a non-governmental and non-profit organisation under the International Council for Science, is responsible for stimulating and co-ordinating, on an international basis, studies, research, applications, scientific exchange, and communication in the fields of radio science. URSI has the objective - to encourage and promote international activity in radio science and its applications, for the benefit of humanity; - to encourage the adoption of common methods of measurement - to stimulate and co-ordinate studies of the scientific aspects of the generation, radiation, propagation, and detection of fields and waves and their use in telecommunications. - to represent radio science to the general public.
Internet Society or ISOC is an international, nonprofit organization founded during 1992 to provide direction in Internet related standards, education, and policy. It states that its mission is "to assure the open development, evolution and use of the Internet for the benefit of all people throughout the world". The Internet Society has offices near Washington, DC, USA, and in Geneva, Switzerland. The Internet Society engages in a wide spectrum of Internet issues, including policy, governance, technology, and development.
Internet Systems Consortium, Inc. (ISC) was originally founded in 1994 and i is a non-profit public benefit corporation dedicated to supporting the infrastructure of the universal connected self-organizing Internet - and the autonomy of its participants - by developing and maintaining core production quality software, protocols, and operations. ISC is the producer and distributor of commercial quality Open Source software.
ITU-APT Foundation of India formed in 2003 as a non-profit, non-political body and registered under society act in India.The Foundation activities broadly relates to: (1) coordination, promotion and formulation of expert opinion on topical subjects including radio-communications, spectrum management, radio regulations, telecommunication standardization and telecommunication development; (2) to act as a bridge between the industry and other institutions on the one hand and the government and regulatory agencies on the other; (3)to promote, support and participate in the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference, WTDC, WSIS, TDAG, ITU Telecom and other major ITU-D meetings and events.
The Arab League officially called the League of Arab States, is a regional organization of Arab economies in North and Northeast Africa, and Southwest Asia (Middle East). It was formed in Cairo on 22 March 1945 with six members: Egypt, Iraq, Transjordan (renamed Jordan in 1949), Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Yemen. The Arab League currently has 22 members and four observers. The main goal of the league is to "draw closer the relations between member States and co-ordinate collaboration between them, to safeguard their independence and sovereignty, and to consider in a general way the affairs and interests of the Arab countries. The Arab League has played a role in shaping school curricula, advancing the role of women in the Arab societies, promoting child welfare, encouraging youth and sports programs, preserving Arab cultural heritage, and fostering cultural exchanges between the member states.
NetHope Inc enables humanitarian organizations to better serve the developing world through smarter use of technology. We help our member organizations collaborate, innovate, and leverage the full potential of information and communications technology to support their causes. We focus on five key areas: Connectivity, Field Capacity Building, Emergency Response, Shared Services and Innovation for Development.
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is an international industry consortium of 468 companies, government agencies and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available interface standards. OGC® Standards support interoperable solutions that "geo-enable" the Web, wireless and location-based services and mainstream IT. The standards empower technology developers to make complex spatial information and services accessible and useful with all kinds of applications. OGC® and OpenGIS® are registered trademarks of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). OGC is the brand name associated with the standards and documents produced by the OGC. OGC standards are developed in a unique consensus process supported by the OGC's industry, government and academic members to enable geoprocessing technologies to interoperate, or "plug and play.
The Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association (PITA) is a non-profit organisation formed to represent the interests of small island nations in the Pacific Region in the field of telecommunications. The objective of the association is to improve, promote, enhance, facilitate and provide telecommunications services within Member and Associate Member Countries. PITA Members are telecommunication entities in Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia, Australia and New Zealand. Associate Members are suppliers of telecommunication equipment and services. Partner agencies are regional and international organisations with vested interest in telecommunications and its development. Telecom Regulatory body from government has a special membership category.
Continua Health Alliance is an international not-for-profit industry organization enabling end-to-end, plug-and-play connectivity of personal health devices and services. These services will empower information-driven health self-management and facilitate the incorporation of health and wellness into the day-to-day lives of consumers. Continua is a pioneer in establishing standards-based guidelines and security for connected health technologies such as smartphones, gateways and remote monitoring devices through its Guideline releases. The Alliance’s activities include a certification and brand support program, events and collaborations to support technology and clinical innovation, and outreach to employers, payers, governments and care providers. With nearly 220 member companies reaching across the globe, Continua is comprised of technology, medical device and healthcare industry leaders and service providers dedicated to making personal connected health a reality.
The Regional African Satellite Communications Organisation (RASCOM) is an intergovernmental satellite communications organization created through the desired political will and commitment of all African governments to pool their resources together to provide a continent-wide telecommunications infrastructure using a dedicated Pan-African satellite system, covering the entire continent and providing information and communications services, especially in isolated and rural areas in Africa. Its headquarters is in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire and it has a membership of 45 African countries. African Telecommunications operators in member states are signatories to the operating agreement. It launched its first Pan African satellite on the 21st of December 2007. The commercial operations started in August 2008 and customers will seamlessly be migrated to the replacement satellite to be launched between July and September 2010. RASCOM mission is to launch a series of satellites. In this vein it will always count on the full cooperation of all member states of the ITU for the coordination of more spectrum/orbital resources for the launch of more of its satellites. The RASCOM satellites are being technically and commercially run by the Pan African Satellite Operator, RascomStar-QAF.
Regional Commonwealth in the field of Communications (RCC) was set up on December 17, 1991 in Moscow by the Heads of Communications Administrations (CA) of independent states with the mission to develop communications networks and facilities; coordination in the field of scientific and technical policy, radiospectrum management, tariff policies for communication services and settlements, staff training; interaction with the international organizations in the field of communications and informatization, information interchange as well as to carry out cooperation between new independent states in the field of telecommunication and postal communication.
The Réseaux IP Européens Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC) is an independent, not-for-profit membership organization that supports the infrastructure of the Internet through technical coordination in its service region. The RIPE NCC is one of five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) providing Internet resource allocations, registration services and coordination activities that support the operation of the Internet globally.
SAMENA Telecommunications Council is a tri-regional, not for profit telecommunications association that operates within the South Asia – Middle East – North Africa (SAMENA) region. The council is the only operator-driven, collaborative consortium in the SAMENA region designed to voice concerns of terrestrial (fixed and mobile) as well as satellite operators to regulators, and to channelize traditional gaps between operators and regulators in a non-confrontational manner. SAMENA’s membership comprises and remains open to telecoms operators, manufacturers, telecoms regulatory authorities, investors, legal firms, and academia from within the SAMENA region and beyond. SAMENA is on its way to becoming a leading tri-regional promoter of collaboration and knowledge-sharing within the telecoms industry.
Sintesio is an open, not-for-profit foundation, co-founded by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), Slovenian Institute for Standardization (SIST), and Iskratel, a Slovenian telecommunication vendor. The aim of the Foundation is to promote open standards, interoperability in multi-vendor/multi-operator environments, to support standardization efforts and to facilitate vendors collaboration in the area of information and communication technologies and standardization.
The Foundation operates industry grade test bed facility for conformance and interoperability testing. It effectively engaging internal and external professionals and experts from the member’s and partnership organizations in implementing various customer projects and initiatives in the field of conformance and interoperability standards development, validation and testing, type approval testing, consulting and trainings.
The Southern Africa telecentre Network (SATNET) Southern Africa Telecentre Network is a regional civil society organization whose objective is to facilitate increased access and usage of ICTs to improve the quality of life for people in southern African region. Key to achievement of this objective is support to development of community based telecentres as avenues by local communities to access social and economic services and information resources. Among others SATNET is involved in providing capacities for development of national telecentre (ICT) networks as platforms for information exchange and knowledge sharing. SATNET was established in June 2008 by ICT development practitioners from Southern African region after the Telecentre Africa international Conference. With existing challenges such as inadequate rural ICT infrastructure, awareness, lack of and high cost of access to internet communications, majority rural communities continue to be marginalized. SATNET works with partners to identify innovative solutions to resolve these challenges to achieve key universal access goals. SATNET collaborates with various regional organizations and governments to monitor and evaluate ICT policy implementation strategies.
The Southern African Development Commission (SADC), was established in 1980 in pursuant of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Treaty and the provisions of the SADC Protocol on Transport, Communications and Meteorology. Until 1999, the association was known as the Southern Africa Telecommunications Administrations (SATA). From its inception, SATA was a forum for public operators of fixed land telephony networks, by virtue of the sectoral composition at the time. However, in response to sector changes in the Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), the current SATA Constitution was revised in May 2005 to open up membership to other players in the sector. Full membership is now open to both fixed and mobile cellular operators who own a telecommunication network regardless of whether they are a public or a private enterprise. Other ICT stakeholders such as Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and Equipment Manufacturers/Suppliers may join SATA as Associate Members only as approved by the SATA Executive Board.
Telecentre.org Foundation, supports the establishment and sustainability of grassroots level telecentres. These telecentres – public places of access to the Internet and other digital technologies that help promote personal and social development – offer crucial services, skills and opportunities to people living in remote and rural locations around the world. Since its launch at the World Summit on the Information Society in Tunis in 2005, the telecentre.org programme has been instrumental in setting up telecentre networks in more than 40 countries. Initially administered by the Canadian International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the programme is now managed by Telecentre.org Foundation, an independent, non-profit, non-stock international organisation registered in Manila, Philippines.
COMTELCA es un Organismo Regional de Telecomunicaciones cuyo objetivo es coordinar y promover la integración y el desarrollo de las telecomunicaciones de Centroamérica, así como las de orden internacional, que satisfagan las necesidades de los clientes de la Región, por medio de un marco jurídico que permita armonizar las regulaciones de cada país, administrar los Sistemas de Telecomunicaciones y dictar las resoluciones con carácter de cumplimiento obligatorio para sus Miembros. Forman parte de COMTELCA las siguientes Instituciones: SIT, SIGET, CONATEL, TELCOR, ICE, ASEP, INDOTEL, HONDUTEL, ARESEP.
For more than 45 years, the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) has been a driving force behind global efforts to advance scientific expertise in the developing world.
Founded in 1964 by the late Nobel Laureate Abdus Salam, ICTP seeks to accomplish its mandate by providing scientists from developing countries with the continuing education and skills that they need to enjoy long and productive careers. ICTP has been a major force in stemming the scientific brain drain from the developing world.
The Guglielmo Marconi laboratory of the ICTP hosts training programmes on wireless communications technologies. These programmes have been providing much-needed support in wireless technology education to students and researchers from developing countries. The laboratory, named after Italian inventor and Physics Nobel laureate Guglielmo Marconi, was inaugurated on 23 November 2010 by ICTP Director Fernando Quevedo and Hamadoun Touré, Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
L’Union Economique et Monétaire Ouest Africaine ( UEMOA) a été créée par le Traité signé à Dakar le 10 janvier 1994 par les Chefs d’Etat et de Gouvernement des sept pays de l’Afrique de l’Ouest ayant en commun l’usage d’une monnaie commune, le F CFA. Il s’agit du Bénin, du Burkina Faso, de la Côte d’Ivoire, du Mali, du Niger, du Sénégal et du Togo. La mission essentiel assignée à l'UEMOA est la création d'un espace économique harmonisé et intégré au sein duquel est assurée une total liberté de circulation des personnes, des capitaux, des services et des facteur de production, ainsi que les droits des résidence et établissement.
The UKTA is a not for profit organisation made up of a number of member UK companies, organisations and institutions and possesses a proven track record for developing relationships within the communications industry in the UK and throughout the World. The UKTA is proud to be a sector member of the ITU for both ITU-T and ITU-D and sees its strong bond with ITU as a catalyst to further ‘knowledge transfer’ globally but, in particular to Africa and China in an effort to support the achievement of many HRD millennium goals. Testament to this work is the relationship that UKTA has established throughout the Africa region with Kigali Institute of Science & Technology already producing some forty three outstanding graduates.
Webforce International Federation is a UN-NGO (Non Governmental Organisation) operating under Swiss law in special consultative status with the ECOSOC (Economic and Social Council of the United Nations) and as a member of the D sector of the ITU (International Telecommunications Union). It is probably the most active NGO in the fields of communication and telecommunications. We have taken a highly active part in the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) since 2001.
The West Africa Telecommunication Regulators Assembly (WATRA) was established in November 2004. Its current membership is fifteen (15) countries with headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria. WATRA consists of independent National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) and departments for regulation of Telecommunications services established by governments of member states in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) sub-region and Mauritania.
WATRA comprises of there (3) institutions namely: The Conference of Regulator, The Executive Committee and The Secretariat. The Secretariat is the Administrative organ of WATRA.
Emerging and current trends in technology development in the telecommunications industry typified by convergence and the rapid development of digital technology have continued to call for innovative and pragmatic regulatory models, a departure from traditional regulations.
WATRA was born out of the need to address present realities in the telecommunications industry in the sub-region while focusing on the need for West Africa to evolve a harmonised regulatory identity to boost investment and investor-confidence and to more effectively regulate and monitor telecommunications service.
Through service to members, networking and project implementation, the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC), brings together a network of more than 4,000 community radios, Federations and community media stakeholders in more than 130 countries. The main global impact of AMARC since its creation in 1983, has been to accompany and support the establishment of a worldwide community radio sector that has democratized the media sector. AMARC advocates for the right to communicate at the international, national, local and neighbourhood levels and defends and promotes the interests of the community radio movement through solidarity, networking and cooperation.