About RPM Africa

The joint ITU/ATU Regional Preparatory Meeting for WTDC for Africa (RPM-AFR) took place virtually from 29 to 30 March 2021

In line with Resolution 31 (Rev. Hyderabad, 2010), the Regional Preparatory Meetings (RPMs) aim at engaging the membership in the preparations of the World Telecommunication Developm​​​ent Conference (WTDC) in order to achieve regional coordination before the conference itself. They also seek to identify issues at the regional level that need to be addressed to foster the development of telecommunications and ICTs, taking into account the most pressing needs faced by the Member States and Sector Members of the region.

Outcomes of RPMs will be consolidated at the inter-regional coordination meeting and discussed at TDAG 2021. The outcomes of TDAG will be submitted to WTDC as draft documents for consideration. ​


Draft Agenda


Opening ceremony


Election of the Chairman and Vice-Chairman


Adoption of the agenda and time management plan


Digital Trends in Africa


Reporting on the implementation of the WTDC-17 Buenos Aires Action Plan (including the Regional Initiatives), and contribution to the implementation of the WSIS Plan of Action and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)


Report on the implementation of outcomes of other ITU Conferences, Assemblies and meetings related to ITU-D work: PP-18, WRC-19, RA-19, and WTSA-16


Preparations for WTDC​


Report of the TDAG Working Group on WTDC Preparations (TDAG-WG-Prep)


Report of the TDAG Working Group on WTDC Resolutions, Declaration and Thematic Priorities (TDAG-WG-RDTP)


TDAG Working Group on Strategic and Operational Plans (TDAG-WG-SOP)


Identification of regional priority areas 

​Launch of Network of Women (NoW) and Generation Connect – Africa Youth Group (GC-AFR)


Other business​

Media Centre

Mr Andrew Rugege
ITU Regional Director for Africa 
Phone: +41 22 730 6375

Ms Meriem Slimani
Standardization and Development Coordinator
African Telecommunications Union (ATU)
Phone: +254 72 220 3132