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15th Forum on Telecommunication/ICT Regulation and Partnership in Africa (FTRA-2016)

The 15th Forum on Telecommunication/ICT Regulation and Partnership in Africa (FTRA 2016), was held at the Sofitel Hotel Ivoire Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, from 23 - 25 March 2016.

The theme for the Forum this year was  “Challenges of regulating in an information society with no boundaries” and was selected on the basis of proposals made by participants in the 14th FTRA, held in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, from 3 to 6 September 2013.

The Forum was organized by the ITU and the Government of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire in collaboration with the Autorité de Régulation des Télécommunications (ARTCI) of Côte d’Ivoire in partnership with the African Telecommunications Regulators’ Network and the African Regional Working Party on private sector issues.

The main objective of the Forum was to share experience and identify best practices for the creation of an enabling environment conducive to investments in ICT infrastructure, applications and services for countries’ socio-economic development.


​Participation in FTRA 2016 is open to ITU Member States and ITU-D Sector Members, regional and subregional regulators’ associations, telecommunication/ICT operators, financial and development institutions and regional and subregional organizations.