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Carnegie Mellon University Africa (Rwanda)
MIT World Peace University (India)
American Tower Corporation (United States)
Omnispace, LLC (United States)
Iranian Net Communication & Electronic Services Co. (Iran (Islamic Republic of))
Institute of Acoustics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)
Arab States Research and Education Network - ASREN (International)
Anglia Ruskin University (United Kingdom)
Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (India)
World Economic Forum LLC (United States)
Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (Egypt)
Monenco Iran (Iran (Islamic Republic of))
Bahamas Telecommunications Company (Bahamas)
International Sailing Schools Association (International)
CISD, SOAS University of London (United Kingdom)
Norwegian Research Center for Computers and Law (Norway)
Universidad de las Américas (Ecuador)
Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (Russian Federation)
University of Nigeria (Nigeria)
SUNY Korea (Korea (Rep. of))
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University (Russian Federation)
Faculty of Applied Science of Post and Telecommunication (Iran (Islamic Republic of))
Consortium of Cloud Computing Research (Korea (Rep. of))
University of the Philippines (Philippines)
Soonchunhyang University (Korea (Rep. of))
Guilab (Guinea)
Kanazawa Institute of Technology (Japan)
Institute of Computing Technology Chinese Academy of Science (China)
Multimedia University (Malaysia)
Daffodil International University (Bangladesh)
Le Consortium du Service Universel (Senegal)
Escuela Politécnica Nacional (Ecuador)
Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (LABEL (Brazil)
Ajman University of Science and Technology (United Arab Emirates)
Royal Holloway, University of London (United Kingdom)
Grenoble Ecole de Management (France)
VEON Ltd. (Netherlands)
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Korea (Rep. of))
Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina (Argentina)
Universidad de Belgrano (Argentina)
National Law University Delhi (India)
Universitaria Agustiniana (Colombia)
Hubei University (China)
Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas (Colombia)
Institut Mines-Télécom (France)



Asia-Pacific Telecommunity

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,

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Secretary General    
Toshiyuki Yamada

Mr. Toshiyuki Yamada of Japan, Secretary General of APT, brings to his post 35 years of service both in national and international stage.


Mr. Yamada’s long tenure with the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications of Japan (presently MIC) included responsibility for a variety of portfolios, including , Deputy Director of International Policy Division, Senior Advisor of International Affairs Department and Director of International Cooperation Division. Mr. Yamada also had extensive international experience including his postings as the First Secretary to the permanent Mission of Japan in Geneva, Special Advisor to the President of the Conference ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 1994 in Kyoto, and Convenor of the Liberalization Steering Group of the APEC Telecommunications WG (APECTEL).

Mr. Yamada has longstanding ties with APT, dating back to 1999, when he was the Vice Chairman of the APT Management Committee. He was later elected Chairman of the APT Management Committee in 2000. Mr. Yamada served as the Director-General of the Institute for Information and Communications Policy, Ministry of International Affairs and Communications (MIC) before he was elected Deputy Executive Director of APT in 2005. Mr. Yamada was elected Secretary General of APT at the 31st Session of the APT Management Committee in 2007. He was re-elected for a 3-year term at the 11th Session of the APT General Assembly in 2008. At APT, his guiding vision has forged APT towards the forefront of telecom and ICT development in the Asia Pacific region, leading to a significant growth of APT membership. Mr. Yamada has also actively improved APT Human Resource Development Programme (HRD), reinforced regional coordination for ITU conferences  as well as enhanced efficient management of the APT.