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State University of Telecommunication (Ukraine)
ITU-APT Foundation of India [REGINTORG] ()
Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company PJSC
Global VSAT Forum [REGINTORG] (International (no specific country))
Cable & Wireless Panamá S.A.
Nokia Corporation
Secretariat of the Pacific Community [REGINTORG] (Fiji (Republic of))
Waseda University (Japan)
Apprentissages Sans Frontières (Switzerland)
G3ict - Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies
International Federation for Information Processing [REGINTORG] (International (no specific country))
Etihad Atheeb Telecom (EATC)
Shyam Telecom Limited [SIO] (India (Republic of))
IJMA3-The Arab ICT Organization (International)
Millicom (United Kingdom)
ICO Global Communications Ltd.
MIT World Peace University (India)
O2 Czech Republic (Czech Rep.)
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (United States)
Panasonic Corporation (Japan)
Bahrain Telecommunications Company (Batelco)
Georgian Technical University (Georgia)
Autorité de Régulation de la Poste et des Télécommunications (ARPT)
China Unicom
Caribbean Association of National Telecommunication Organizations [REGORG] (International (no specific country))
R&D Media Sarl
Chemnitz University of Technology (Germany)
Digital Opportunity Trust (International)
Public Telecom Corporation (PTC)
AfriNIC [REGINTORG] (International (no specific country))



African ICT Consumers Network (AICN)

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 et des TIC en Afrique – de servir d’interface entre les consommateurs et les administrations, pour l’amélioration des politiques et règlementations en vue de la levée des barrières règlementaires et infrastructurelles qui s’observent en Afrique dans les télécommunications et les TIC ; - d’agir pour l’éducation des consommateurs et le renforcement des capacités des organisations membres pour un accompagnement efficace de la régulation des télécommunications et des TIC en Afrique. Le RéCATIC a adhéré à l’UIT en avril 2010. Son secrétariat permanent est basé à Cotonou. Il assure la coordination continentale à travers les représentations sous régionales pour l’Afrique du nord, de l’ouest, du Centre-Est, et l’Afrique du sud.


CategoryInternational Organisations
Based inBenin (Republic of)
ITU Global DirectoryAfrican ICT Consumers Network (AICN)
Africa Coordinator    
Romain Abilé Houehou
Mr Roman Abile HOUEHOU is IT network administrator. He is the Coordinator of the Network of Consumer  of ICT for African Countries (RéCATIC). He is also Vice-Rapporteur for questions: 18/-2/1 on "Enforcing national policies and regulations on consumer protection notably in a converging environment" and 24/1 on "Strategies and policies for the proper disposal or reuse of telecommunications/ICT waste material" in the ITU-D Study Group 1 since 2010.
He is Member of the National Credit Council at the Central Bank of the Western States since 2010. He is Advisor for the Regulatory Authority for Post and Telecommunications of Benin since 2007. From 2004 to 2005 he was consultant for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on behalf of Benin, Togo and Mauritania in the matters related to strengthening the capacity of civil society.
He leads since 2000 the Regional Information Center for Development (HRTC). In this capacity, he coordinated many projects funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the European Union (EU), World Bank (WB), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the George Soros Foundation in the field of economic and political governance and protection of consumer rights in telecommunications in Africa.


Mr Romain Abilé Houehou
Africa Coordinator
African ICT Consumers Network