The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is pleased to invite you to the second ITU PRIDA national Focal Points meeting and TechComm meeting, to be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The PRIDA national Focal Points meeting is scheduled for 17th and 18th December 2019, while the TechComm meeting is scheduled for the morning of 19th December. The venue is still to be confirmed.
PRIDA is a 3.5 year (2018-2021), six million USD, initiative by the AUC, EU and ITU. It also includes RECs, ATU, Regional Regulatory Associations, National Regulators, and other stakeholders. It includes many direct and indirect actions for helping African countries achieve efficient and harmonized spectrum utilization across Africa (harmonize wireless broadband internet spectrum), including financing experts, training, capacity building, workshops, creation of national, regional and Africa level Guidelines and Roadmaps, etc.
National Regulators are the core of the project in terms of needs' and status situation gathering. Subjects include the Digital Dividend, SMS4DC, HCM4A, IOT (Internet of Things), Digital Broadcasting technologies, and cross border coordination across countries, among others.
PRIDA uses a bottom-up approach, by relying on our national Focal Points for ascertaining country needs and suggestions for the PRIDA work programme. Hence, in the Focal Points meeting will will first focus in gathering each country's situtation and needs concerning PRI DA, for then later have a joint discussion on the proposed Work Plan for 2020.
ITU will offer one full fellowship per each African country.
PRIDA Project Manager
ITU Regional Office for Africa
Tel: - +251 115