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Capacity Building, a Gateway for Development

Association of Regulators of Communications and Telecommunications of CPLP (ARCTEL-CPLP)

ARCTEL Training Centre (CFA) is part of the Communication Regulators Association ARCTEL-CPLP.

The Association of Communications and Telecommunications of the Portuguese speaking countries has a privileged position within the lusophone space, not only for the common language, but also for it’s position as CPLP’s Advisory Member for Communications and the horizontal nature of this sector that goes throughout all the relevant areas of our economies. Also considering ARCTEL’s mission to enhance the cooperation in this area, it became mandatory to upgrade our activities to the training specialization level, generating new opportunities and enhancing this sector’s potential.

CFA was formally created in 2014 aiming to present a training offer that would ensure quality, adaptability to real problems, and the alignment with the main challenges for this sector. CFA has as main orientation vectors to offer training for all the sector agents, and to promote and enhance the knowledge for the communications area.

We have taken on the challenge and responsibility  of creating an offer that considers the different realities of a constantly changing sector, in particular bringing the regulatory framework closer to the academic and business world.

Our courses are designed considering the trends and the sector evolution, making sure that theoretical models and practical market models are interconnected.

We will share some of ours sucessful programs - the 5 days accelerated MBA - A way to fostering the development of training materials through partnerships with academy and other stakeholders. An innovative program that combines Regulatory Law and Management in the area of Telecommunications.

This session will also aims to present the importance of the Regulatory Law in the Telecommunications Market and provide participants with theoretical and practical knowledge level in order to understand the fundamentals of economic regulation in the Telecommunicatins sector, the most frequent market failures, the main instruments of regulation and the main aspects of the regulatory framework for electronic communications market.

In essence, we will expose how Sharing Experiences and Training in Telecommunications is a shortcut to Success.





Speakers / panellists
  • Ms Nadine Chorão, Executive Secretary of Arctel
  • Ms Susana Almeida Lopes, Organizational Development Director of Vieira de Almeida e Associados and Member of the Board of VdAcademia
  • Ms Margarida Couto, Partner at Vieira de Alemida & Associados, at the TMT area of practice - Telecoms, Media & Technology and President of VdAcademia
  • Mr Williams Cunha, Brand Manager Training Consultor at First Approach Consulting
  • Mr Cosmos Zavazav, Chief of Department, Project Support and Knowledge Management, ITU/BDT.
Link to WSIS Action Lines
  • C1. The role of public governance authorities and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
  • C4. Capacity building
  • C7. ICT Applications: E-environment
  • C7. ICT Applications: E-agriculture


Link to the Sustainable Development Process
  • Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation


Session 156
  • Thursday, 11:00 – 13:00
  • Room K1, ITU Montbrillant
  • Thematic Workshop

WSIS Forum 2016 | WSIS Action Lines: Supporting the Implementation of SDGs
2–6 May 2016, International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Place des Nations, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland